Why join the Labour Party?

July 12, 2019Home page featured, Women

Hello I’m Nicola – a 42 year old, married, mother of two children, living in Corbridge. Self employed and with a degree in the social sciences. I joined the Labour Party a year ago and would like to share my thoughts on why it’s important to become a member, what you can get out of … Read More

MP Candidate Elected

March 29, 2019Elections, Haltwhistle, News, Uncategorized, Women

29/3/2019   Last night at the candidate husting at Hexham Mart,  Penny Grennan was elected to serve our community.  The All women shortlist had three strong candidates who all gave good speeches but on the night Penny came out a deserved winner. Haltwhistle Branch was well represented on the night and will support Penny on her … Read More

National Women’s Conference Report

March 5, 2019News, Parliamentary Candidate, Women

Report by Hexham CLP’s delegate, Penny Grennan. The Labour Party’s first stand alone National Women’s Conference was held in Telford on 23rd and 24th February 2019. There were over 1200 women there as delegates and visitors and the motions passed by conference were: Women in the workforce Early years Education and childcare Pensions Violence against … Read More

Pensioners Hit By Benefit Cuts

January 24, 2019News, Women

Pensions Minister and local MP Guy Opperman has responded ‘cagily’ to a question asking whether the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made an assessment of the effect changes to Pension Credit eligibility will have on mixed-age couples.   Recent research from Royal London found that the changes could result in some couples affected losing out on more than … Read More

making it labour

July 24, 2018Women

The inaugural meeting of the Make it Labour group met upstairs at Bin 21 in Hexham on Saturday 21 July ’18. The group discussed making banners, tabards, bags, bunting…anything that can be produced to raise funds and at the same time promote Labour’s message. The overall aim of the Make it Labour project is to … Read More