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YOUR LABOUR CANDIDATES

WHO TO VOTE FOR ON THURSDAY MAY 3rd

WARD BY WARD

 

Hampton North

Cathy Driscoll

Harpreet Gill

Philip Moshi

 

Hampton

Bob Bollen 

Christopher Fawcett

Margaret Mills

 

Fulwell and Hampton Hill

Jane Butters

Adam Gladstone

Catherine Pickering

 

Hampton Wick

Caroline Lowenstein

Eva Tutchell

Gerard Ward

 

Heathfields

Sergio Cortes Allsopp

Jan Kilsby

Ranjeev Walia

 

South Twickenham

Sampson Low

Beatrix McGawn

Manju Walia

 

St Margarets and North Twickenham

Gordon Alexander

Rachel Evans

Adam Hilton

 

Teddington

Penny Banaji

Neil Browning

Louise Creighton

 

Twickenham Riverside

Rhonda Evans

David Harley

Harvey Woolfe

 

West Twickenham

Jennifer Churchill

John Plastow

Dr Paul Tanto

 

Whitton

Jasmin Athwal

Daniel Hilton

Mark Hopkins

YOUR LABOUR CANDIDATES WHO TO VOTE FOR ON THURSDAY MAY 3rd WARD BY WARD

YOUR LABOUR CANDIDATES WHO TO VOTE FOR ON THURSDAY MAY 3rd WARD BY WARD   Hampton North Cathy Driscoll Harpreet Gill Philip Moshi   Hampton Bob Bollen  Christopher Fawcett Margaret...

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The Labour Party in Richmond Borough are fielding the maximum number of candidates in the May elections. We are proud to say that 54 labour members have put their name forward to stand. So there will be Labour candidates in every seat, in every ward in the Borough.
This time voters have a chance in every ward to vote for real change.
Jan Kilsby , one of Labour’s candidates in Heathfield said:
“We are proud to be standing for the Labour Party. Labour Councillors are determined to make a difference. “
“ In education, in housing, on environmental matters , in policing and in community care, we will make sure that the issues that concern ordinary people, that have been ignored by the other parties, will be addressed. “
“Our manifesto commits us to providing for the many not the few.”

RICHMOND LABOUR PARTY STANDING LABOUR CANDIDATES IN EVERY SEAT, IN EVERY WARD IN THE BOROUGH

The Labour Party in Richmond Borough are fielding the maximum number of candidates in the May elections. We are proud to say that 54 labour members have put their name...

With Local Council Elections only just over for weeks away  Andy Slaughter, Labour MP for Hammersmith, came to  Heathfield and Whitton station to canvass for Labour Support. Joining him were Heathfield Candidates Sergio  Cortes  Allsopp, Jan Kilsby, and Ranjeev Walia and West Twickenham Candidates Paul Tanto and Cllr Jenny Churchill.

 

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Easter Saturday, Andy Slaughter, Labour MP for Hammersmith, campaigning at Whitton Station with Labour Candidates for Heathfield and West Twickenham.

With Local Council Elections only just over for weeks away  Andy Slaughter, Labour MP for Hammersmith, came to  Heathfield and Whitton station to canvass for Labour Support. Joining him were...

“I’ve worked with Dr Paul Tanto in a major trauma centre covering adult and paediatric patients and know the effort he puts into their care.  I’m pleased that Paul and his colleagues in West Twickenham, Cllr Jennifer Churchill and John Plastow are running as candidates.  I know that they will address the concerns of West Twickenham residents.  Health and social care are big issues that need effective people to manage them, and Labour are the party that cherishes these services.”

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP supports West Twickenham Labour candidates

“I’ve worked with Dr Paul Tanto in a major trauma centre covering adult and paediatric patients and know the effort he puts into their care.  I’m pleased that Paul and...

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We are delighted to launch our 2018 local election manifesto for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.  In this we set out our vision and pledges for homes, education, clean air, social care and a stronger local economy. On May 3rd, vote Labour.

Richmond upon Thames Labour Manifesto 2018

Here is a link to the full press release

Labour's Local Manifesto

We are delighted to launch our 2018 local election manifesto for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.  In this we set out our vision and pledges for homes, education,...

Heathfield Labour Candidates, opposed to the proposed siting of Turing House School, reacted angrily to the news that the Education Skills Funding Agency announcement that it has finalised the land acquisition from the London Borough of Hounslow for a permanent site for Turing House School, in Whitton.

Labour Campaigner Ranjeev Walia, observed:

"We will fight tooth and nail to stop this planning application going through. It is an attack on Metropolitan Open Land, and would lead to unacceptable transport pressure, with implications for pollution and road safety. We hope Richmond Planning Committee will have the sense to turn the application down and, if not, we will take this issue straight to the Mayor, who is already taking a no-ifs no-buts attitude to protecting green space.

Labour Campaigner Jan Kilsby commented:

“We need more school places across the Borough but the proposed site in Heathfield is not the right location. We aren't going to give up, the fight has only just begun”.

Labour Camapigner Sergio Cortes Allsopp added

"These proposals are subject to planning permission and full community consultation. The community doesn't want it, and the elected councillors should listen to them or face the consequences. 1,494 local residents signed our petition against relocating the school in Heathfield and we will ensure the council does not let their objections go ignored."

HEATHFIELD CAMPAIGNERS ON TURING HOUSE SCHOOL . "THE FIGHT HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN".

Heathfield Labour Candidates, opposed to the proposed siting of Turing House School, reacted angrily to the news that the Education Skills Funding Agency announcement that it has finalised the land...

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To  packed meeting the MP discussed women's position in society, in particular discussing violence against women, intimidation and sexual harassment.
The Twickenham Labour Party Womens Group invited both men and women to attend and debate the nature of violence and abuse, and how it needs to be addressed.

Some facts:
1.3 million women experienced violence this year.
2 women are killed every week in domestic violence situations in the UK
Funding for refuges and domestic violence services have been cut by a third since 2012.
52% of women in a recent survey had experienced sexual harassment at work- 80%  had not reported it.
26% of women aged 16-24 had been stalked online.
 
Sharon made clear:
Labour would make a commissioner for  DV
Labour would make  a National Refuge Fund.

At the end of the meeting, Twickenham Labour Party's Women's Officer, Cathy Driscoll, thanked people for coming and encouraged members to go out and call out misogyny and abuse. 'In the end, this is about the way we treat each other and the respect we show  for each other,' she said. 'In our homes, our workplaces, our politics and our communities. We can lead the way.'

Sharon Hodgson gives her support to the Twickenham Local Election Campaign May 2018

Last night Twickenham Labour Party met to discuss violence against women with Sharon Hodgson M.P.

To  packed meeting the MP discussed women's position in society, in particular discussing violence against women, intimidation and sexual harassment.The Twickenham Labour Party Womens Group invited both men and women...

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Ranj was born in Heathfield Ward and is  a mine of local knowledge about the area. He expressed an ambitious but realistic vision for the future of public services in Richmond.
He assured the audience that Labour were a serious contender in the area - there was no need for strategic voting. Voters could now vote for real change for the many, by voting Labour.

Ranj Walia, Labour Party Candidate for Heathfield Ward, spoke to a packed hall as part of the EMAG hustings in Whitton last night.

Ranj was born in Heathfield Ward and is  a mine of local knowledge about the area. He expressed an ambitious but realistic vision for the future of public services in...

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West Twickenham Labour Candidate, Dr Paul Tanto, spoke at a hustings meeting this week organised by Richmond and Twickenham Friends of the Earth, on environmental issues.

He spoke about Labour’s policy regarding local fossil fuel divestment. He outlined the motion that Cllrs Jenny Churchill and Stephen Knight proposed to Richmond Council urging it to divest the pension fund from investments in fossil fuels. A policy rejected by the Conservative administration.

In response to the excuse that the Trustees needed to invest because they had a duty to get good returns, Paul Tanto gave them many examples of Councils divesting including the London Boroughs of Southwark and Waltham Forest.

He observed that:

"Norway, one of the biggest oil producing nations, is divesting its own sovereign wealth fund from fossil fuels.  Large company boards, such as the owners of the Guardian, are divesting, so why not Richmond Council?  There are plenty of acceptable ethical opt outs such as animal testing, weapons, nuclear, gambling and tobacco.  There is no reason why fossil fuels can't be added to that list.  This is a failure of leadership."

Paul praised the economic expertise of Cllr Jenny Churchill commenting

“Jenny is an academic economist whose area of specialist expertise is pensions. This proposal makes both economic and environmental sense for the people living in Richmond and Twickenham”.

He observed that it was absurd for other local political parties to say they could not change Richmond’s policies because, as stated by one of the representatives, "Wandsworth runs the Council’s pension fund now".   Paul suggested that if that was true then there existed a huge democratic deficit for Richmond Borough council tax payers.

Paul Tanto went on to describe Labour’s proposals to introduce 20mph speed limits in the Borough.

As a Doctor working in emergency medicine he was well aware of the injuries and morbidity caused by cars hitting pedestrians. He spoke about paediatric trauma.  Pointing out that there is risk of much less damage to children from cars travelling at 20 compared to 30 mph.

It was therefore absolutely essential that the Council introduced 20mph zones in order to save lives and prevent serious injury.

Paul summed up by observing that Labour is leading the way locally on issues of the Environment.

DR PAUL TANTO OUTLINES LABOUR’S PROPOSALS ON THE ENVIRONMENT

West Twickenham Labour Candidate, Dr Paul Tanto, spoke at a hustings meeting this week organised by Richmond and Twickenham Friends of the Earth, on environmental issues. He spoke about Labour’s...

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On Tuesday March 6th Debbie Abrahams, the Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, addressed Labour members and supporters at the Turks Head, in St Margaret's, to discuss her current role leading the fight against Government benefits cuts and its ill-conceived roll out of Universal Credit, which is leaving people without money for food or pay rent.

She spoke about the rising level of poverty in the UK, the increase of homlesssness, rough sleeping and high levels of personal debt. One million people on benefits were living in households where they were working, but not earning enough to be above the poverty line. In total there were eight million people living in the UK living in poverty. two million of which were disabled people. The number of food banks is growing while Britain is still the sixth richest Country in the world.

She noted that the Conservatives had cut the Social Security Budget by £34 billion and are promising to cut a further £12 billion.

Universal Credit was failing the people it was set up to help. She promised that a Labour Government would make it work. Keeping the universality, funding it properly and ensuring that left no-one in need was left without support.

Labour Campaigner in St Margaret's and North Twickenham, Rachel Evans, who organised the meeting said:

"Work and Pensions is one of the most important but poorly managed briefs in Government. Under Theresa May's watch, child poverty has risen, while 1 million people in the country rely on food banks and working families nationwide are struggling to make ends meet. Debbie Abrahams is at the forefront of leading Labour's fightback against the DWP's punitive benefits cuts. She has already forced the Government's hand on the roll-out of Universal Credit and is a powerful anti-austerity voice in the Shadow Cabinet.

Her role cuts to the core of the Labour Party's mission and there has never been a more critical time for her voice to be heard."

 

SHADOW MINISTER DEBBIE ABRAHAMS ADDRESSES MEETING AT ST MARGARET'S

  On Tuesday March 6th Debbie Abrahams, the Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, addressed Labour members and supporters at the Turks Head, in St Margaret's, to discuss...

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