Labour Coast and Country – and the Tories’ ‘rule of six’

19 September, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, News

At an online ‘Labour Coast and Country‘ online conference (5 September 2020), Labour List correspondent, Sienna Rodgers reported that Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Luke Pollard had said that: “There is no path to power that doesn’t see us winning seats in rural, semi-rural and coastal communities” But, following the government’s … Read More

New deal? Or the same old deal with different spin?

15 July, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, Home page featured

A fortnight ago, Boris Johnson compared  himself to US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.   FDR’s New Deal turned round the economic collapse of the Great Depression.   He created the first ever US state pensions and unemployment insurance.   He promoted collective bargaining, improving wages and working conditions.   The Public Works Administration built dams, … Read More

Bywell Labour Party Branch – the Falcon Centre

26 May, 2020ARCHIVE, Branches, Bywell, Featured

The Falcon Centre in Wylam, owned by Northumberland County Council is a repurposed school house, built circa 1930, that is currently used as a library and a museum.  It also runs playgroups and Yoga classes, but it is significantly underused. Over the past two years a number of interested parties have been coming together to … Read More

We need a New Deal for Local Government Workers

23 May, 2020ARCHIVE, Trade Unions

The last few months have been tragic and unsettling with many families’ worlds turned upside down. Millions of workers have had to negotiate with their employers through the pandemic – matters of life and death like safe working practices and PPE as well as issues like redundancy, furlough, homeworking and childcare. These are challenging conversations … Read More

TUC – JOIN A UNION HERE – find the union that’s for you

19 May, 2020ARCHIVE, Featured, News

The latest figures on employment and pay, published today by the ONS, which include new experimental data on the number of paid employees shows a sharp decrease of 450,000 between March and April 2020, and a sharp fall in pay. Commenting on the report, TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady says: “These figures are alarming – … Read More

Wylam: Riverside GP surgery closure

11 April, 2020ARCHIVE, News

Yesterday the Hexham Courant published an article which highlighted the campaigning our Hexham CLP activists, Vanessa Maughan, Steve Grinter, John Hampton, Chris Wharton and Tony Pierre had been involved in with the aim of saving the Wylam Riverside GP surgery from closure.  The article can be read  here: See previous articles about Wylam’s surgeries, here: … Read More

Labour Party Leadership and Deputy Leadership results 4 April 2020

4 April, 2020ARCHIVE, News

Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have been elected by a sizable majority to lead the Labour Party on the resignation of Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell. Your support means everything. I will never stop fighting for our movement. ? — Angela Rayner MP ? (@AngelaRayner) April 4, 2020  

Labour Party democracy – structure diagram

2 April, 2020ARCHIVE, News

This diagram shows how the process works across the Northern Region The Northumberland Local Campaign Forum has developed an innovative training programme for potential County Council Labour candidates. We want to encourage people of all backgrounds, particularly women, minority ethnic and younger people, to explore if they could become future Labour County Councillors. For more … Read More