Join our discussion on ‘Labour’s NHS and Care Policy’, AGM and Branch Meeting, Tuesday 9th April, 7.30-9.30p.m. Bishop’s Castle Town Hall.
This month’s briefing for Bishop’s Castle, Clun and Chirbury Branch Labour Party Members covers:
7.30 – 9.30 p.m. Tuesday 9th April, Bishop’s Castle Town Hall is the time, date and venue for our next meeting.
The first and major part of the meeting will be devoted to a presentation and discussion on Labour’s NHS and Social Care policies. Our guest speaker is Dr. Laura Davies who is an NHS hospital doctor in Shropshire and the Labour parliamentary candidate for the Shrewsbury and Atcham seat at the next general election.
Dr. Davies represented Labour in Shrewsbury and Atcham in the 2015 and 2017 elections., substantially increasing the Labour vote.
Laura is a former major in the Royal Army Medical Corp and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons. Laura is a working mum with two young children.
Part 2 will be a normal AGM with written Officer and Treasurer’s Reports and the Election of Officers.
Part 3 will be a short general Branch meeting to consider the Branch’s Development Plan for 2019.
You’ll receive a formal agenda and written reports by 2nd April.
Our Branch Constitution requires that all Officers stand down at the AGM. Elections will be held therefore for these four Officer positions, at least two of which, must filled by women:
Sadly, Judith Payne, (Vice Chair) does not wish, for personal reasons, to serve again. Mike Laywood, (Treasurer) is happy to continue. Gren Jackson (Chair and acting Secretary) would be pleased to continue in one of these posts. So we need at least two women Members to come forward as Chair, Vice Chair or Secretary. We may also elect a Women’s Officer.
Janet Cobb and John Higson, our current CLP Executive Committee representatives, are ok to continue.
Please contact Gren if you would like to discuss any or all of the roles. It would be great if we could publish candidate’s names with the AGM papers.
The CLP meeting also agreed our Branch Motion for the CLP to affiliate to the Jewish Voice for Labour. I n addition Motions were passed; condemning foreign countries seeking to influence Venezuela’s domestic political affairs; making a contribution from Ludlow CLP’s investment account to fight Parliamentary elections in some other CLP areas; and condemning the former Labour MP’s who resigned recently from the Party.
Several Branch Members have joined a newly formed CLP wide ‘NHS and Care Group’. If you would like to know more about its work please contact either Gren or Janet Cobb.
Your attention is drawn to the Party’s recently published policy discussion papers (https://www.policyforum.labour.org.uk/consultation2019). The consultation is open until June and Members are encouraged to respond.
Last, but not least, is feedback from the recent national Women’s Conference held in Telford. Judith attended as a ‘visitor’. Janet, as one of three CLP representatives, reports that:
All debates were interesting, and speakers raised many issues – the discussions were well managed. Northern Irish delegate (one) gave a particularly passionate speech. Two motions to annual conference were voted through:
For more information, please contact Janet: Janet@jan-net.co.uk
Gren Jackson, Chair and acting Secretary