Over the past year our group have been discovering more and more people whose opinion we like and whose conduct we respect, and often at meetings we have said ‘have you heard of so and so…’. To formalise this we have decided at each meeting to encourage a member to introduce somebody who is positively exemplifying core Momentum values, but not just to the group. We will be naming a Swanley Momentum Hero of the Month, and running a feature on our area within the Swanley Labour Party website. On Twitter and Facebook we will link to the page and feature an image connected with our hero, emblazoned with an imprint reading ‘Approved by Swanley Momentum’. We hope others will Like and Share these posts to further spread the word about the excellent work and amazing characters to be found among our supporters. Continue reading Swanley Momentum Heroes
Jeremy Corbyn’s profound knowledge and understanding of the key issues on Trident & Nuclear weapons is revealed in his devastating speech in the House of Commons. You can watch it here. Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn Trident Debate
Swanley District Labour Party & Sevenoaks Constituency Labour Party voted overwhelming to support The Centre Left Grassroots candidates for the 2016 National Executive Elections. We are encouraging our members to read what they stand for and vote for them. All candidates are strong supporters of Jeremy Corbyn, and it is more vital than ever that the leader of the Labour Party is given full support. Continue reading National Executive Committee 2016 Elections
Jeremy Corbyn gets a tremendous reception at the Unite Policy Conference on Wednesday July 13th. Hear the reception and inspiring speech. Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn Gets Tremendous Reception at Unite Conference
Approximately 600 to 700 Swanley elderly residents, or those with a serious, medical condition, will be subject to a change of providers in the next 6 months. Continue reading Saving & Profiteering from Elderly Residents
The news from the Tory leadership contest today that we will now have a coronation of Theresa May as Prime Minister is not good for working people.
Continue reading Theresa May – Heart of Failing Government
The 132nd Durham Miners’ Gala was held on Saturday 9th July 2016.
The Gala is not like a normal trade union march. In fact, it has no start time, no finish time and no one place of assembly.
Traditionally, the colliery bands march though their villages starting early in the morning and the make their way to Durham from all directions and, in the main, that tradition remains today. Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn Speaking at Durham Miners Gala
I wanted to write directly to all Labour members and supporters after the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry report on Wednesday when I apologised, on behalf of our party, for the decision to go to war in Iraq.
Continue reading On behalf of my party, I apologise for the Iraq war
A £500,000 drop in reserves and balances held by Swanley Town Council was disclosed at the meeting of the Councils Finance Committee on 22 June. This was declared in the Annual Return which had delayed due to demands on the workload of the Town Clerk. Continue reading Half a Million Pound Loss?
The Full Council meeting on Wednesday 6th July was another episode in farce mingled with tragedy. There was an impending sense of doom over the whole proceedings. The public gallery was full and there was general confusion as the minutes and agendas were mixed up. No member of the public seemed to have the same minutes and agenda. Councillor Jim Halford’s chair was again empty, and when he arrived he joined the congested public section again. Continue reading An Impending Sense of Doom at STC