Campaigning for Trish Beadle

Update: Thursday 20th September from Mark White

We were out in Hambleton east again on Wednesday evening. We called at nearly 200 houses (including some that we missed on Monday) and we have a large number Labour promises and people are taking posters.

The next event is the street stall in Thirsk Market Place on Saturday (September 22nd) morning starting at 10am until 3pm, and the next canvassing session is in in Hambleton East on Thursday September 27th – meet outside ATS Tyres on Long Street at 5:45pm for a prompt 6pm start.

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Many thanks to Philip Smith, Deanna Pearce, Andy Hart, Sally Hughes, Marcus Missen and Janet Guy.

Update: Tuesday 18th September from Mark White

We almost completed the road group In Hambleton East last night; it was 187 houses but we fell 39 short when it became too dark to see the board! It was fruitful though, we gained 43 Labour promises and seven people took posters to put up.

My thanks to Trish Beadle, Philip Smith, Deanna Pearce, Richard Walter, Andy Hart and to Barbara Hawkins who came over from Richmond CLP.

We are out again on Wednesday and a couple of the regulars can’t make it so I really, really need some help. If you can make it then please do as we have 201 houses to knock.

We are meeting at the junction of Dowber Way, St Mary’s Walk and Herriott Way, Thirsk at 5:45pm for a prompt 6pm start. Please come and help.

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Update: Tuesday 11th September from Phil Smith

Finished off leafletting Carlton Minniott this evening, thanks to the efforts of Marcus Missen, Richard Walter and Trish Beadle. Next up is Sandhutton, Catton and Kirkby Wiske on Thursday. Meet up at the Kings Arms Sandhutton at 18:30. All welcome to help out.

Update: Saturday 8th September from Nick Howarth Pulleyn

Julie and Nick went leafleting on Saturday afternoon in the rain. They covered all the streets in the Thirsk Central triangle, and then cracked through most of Carlton Miniott too.

Trish has full details of streets covered, and also has the remaining leaflets, posters and the maps she lent the team, so please reach out to Trish at trish.beadle@thirskandmaltonlabour.uk if you wish to take part in the midweek push…

Here is a photo of the team with Trish when they had finished on Saturday.. Well done…

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Update: Wednesday 5th September from Mark White

First canvassing session of the Thirsk by-election tonight. Thanks to Trish Beadle , Philip Smith , Richard Walter, Mick Johnston, and Deanna Pearse. We knocked 168 doors and found a fair number of Labour promises and our core messages were positively received. All this and a photo too! The nights are shortening so we could really do with help to get round.

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Please see the CLP Calendar for campaign activities

Andy McDonald, Meets with the CLP in Helmsley

On Saturday the 3rd August, the CLP was delighted to welcome Andy McDonald, Shadow Secretary for Transport.  Despite near perfect North Yorkshire weather, 40 members and visitors crowded into the Helmsley Arts Centre. For Andy this was a return visit to his honeymoon town, but he showed no sign of sentiment as he presented an incisive account of Westminster life and the challenges of dealing with our Tory adversaries. Preparing ourselves for the next general election was a key topic – and the CLP is being encouraged to work with neighbouring constituencies to maximize the impact of a Labour vote.

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In the second half of the meeting, small groups discussed priority topics : Rural Deprivation, Peoples Vote, Health and Social Care for Older People, Rail Transport, Bus Transport, Engaging Young People and Housing.  Each group presented their policy wish list in a sentence, and (Westminster please take note) there was a strong consensus in the room. We want young people engaged in politics; a people’s vote on the final Brexit deal; an equitable, not for profit health and social care system; integrated (UK) state run transport and fair rents for all.

Andy’s visit was a catalyst for a great discussion and it was heartening that many people were first attenders – maybe our ambition merely to dent the Tory majority in Thirsk and Malton at the next election should be revised upwards..

Many thanks to Chris and Nick for their hard work in organizing the event (and thanks to Jill for the photo)

New: Members Chat Group

We have set up a private Members only Yammer group that allows CLP members to chat, organize and engage in friendly discussion.

This is walled off from the outside world and so is private, shared only with invited Thirsk and Malton Labour Party members. Our Membership Secretary Bryan has been sending out invitation from the Yammer group for you to join.

If you wish to ignore the invitation, please feel free to do so, but if you would like to take part, it’s is free to do so and you will be welcomed into this on-line community by like-minded souls.

Please note that by accepting the invitation, as a minimum your email address will be visible to other Yammer members, so no-one is anonymous. You may share as much or as little personal information that you desire…

The benefit, on top of purely being yet another communication tools, is in building a team, a sense of community, a virtual clubhouse, but also helping us get more organized for the next election.. The messages are not lost in the mass of everyday emails, you can drop in and take part in the conversations as you wish.

The participants are real verified people, so there are no anonymous trolls or fake news, and the CLP will not tolerate abuse, racism or sexism.

Yammer is accessed via this link: Thirsk and Malton Yammer

If you would like to take part and have not yet recieved an invitation, please email Bryan at membership@thirskandmaltonlabour.uk

Your invitation once sent will look like:

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If you follow the link you will be a taken to a log in Page:

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Fill in what details you wish to share (minumum of Name and a date you can remember) and then choose your groups:

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Remember it’s a private group for members only, nothng is shared on the internet or with any organization in engaged in psychological warfare against the UK.

NEC; Reports and Elections

The National Executive Committee is a crucially important body for the Party which is why the annual elections to it are of such interest. It has 41 members only nine of whom are directly elected by ordinary Party members; i.e. us. Your Constituency Exec Committee received many requests for nominations but decided to nominate the CLPD slate (attached) as it unequivocally supports Jeremy Corbin and the current manifesto and is most closely aligned with the policies this constituency has supported in recent years. To have maximum impact it is important to support candidates who have compatible policies and being on a slate ensures this. Voting will begin soon. Use your vote. Reports on the last NEC meeting are attached.

Stop Press; Parliamentary Selection. At the weekend the North Yorkshire County Labour Party agreed to support our call to the NEC for consultation on the selection in the event of a snap election.

National Policy Forum 2018 Consultation

The Party has launched a review of its manifesto policies with an invitation to all members to submit their views online. Useful summaries of existing policies are followed by questions to encourage responses. They covers every possible subject. You can respond individually but it would be useful if Branches could organise discussions of selected topics and perhaps make Branch submissions as well. The documents are all online. Deadline for response is 24th June. All documents and the response form are Online.

Norton Councillors call to cut vehicle speeds.

CALLS are being made for speeding restrictions – and a duck crossing sign – on a main road through Norton.  Cllr Bryan Barrett said: “It is not just Welham Road which has the problem with speeding vehicles, it is also an issue in Beverley Road and Langton Road, so perhaps we need to look at moving the signs there as well to further out of town.”  Read the full article here….

Hear Andy McDonald MP, at Helmsley Arts Centre 4th August

We have been extremely lucky to get Andy McDonald, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, to speak to us and lead discussion on Labour’s transport and other policies. This is a Constituency event, arranged and hosted by North Ryedale Branch.

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All members, from across the whole Constituency, are invited. Please do your best to attend and make this a successful event. Andy is a popular and well known public representative of the Party, a heavy hitter. Don’t miss this chance to meet him and discuss policy. Do bring non-members who you know may be interested.

 

Meeting starts at 11.00 am Saturday 4th August,and will finish at 13:00. Bar, tea & coffee

Constituency AGM Saturday 9th June Guest Speaker Richard Corbett MEP

This is the most important organizational event of the year with election of  Officers and Exec, selection of Conference Delegates, Annual Reports, Review of the Constituency Plan and voting on any resolutions from yourselves.

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Richard’s website can be found here..  https://www.richardcorbett.org.uk

All members were invited to attend and to make nominations for Officer and Exec positions and to put forward resolutions on policy, campaign or organizational issues.

 

Debbie Abrahams Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Saturday 12th May, Thirsk. 13.00hrs

Debbie Abrahams Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Saturday 12th May, Thirsk. 13.00hrs

Delighted that we were able to get Shadow Cabinet member Debbie Abrahams to come to speak at a public meeting in Thirsk. She addressed the issues of poverty austerity and the failing welfare system and setting out the Labour Manifesto for dealing with them. See Debbie’s Conference Speech. It’s was held at The Friends Meeting House 24 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL