How can you help Labour beat Farage’s Brexit Party on 23rd May
- First priority – make sure you can vote yourself – if you are away get a postal vote.
- Second priority – make sure the rest of your family and Labour supporting friends can vote.
- Third priority – tell people that only Labour can beat Farage’s Brexit Party and that, if they want a public vote on the final Brexit deal, it will only happen with the votes of Labour MPs – whatever the LidDems say.
Please also follow and share material from candidates on social media – details for twitter feeds are below.
A MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who voted, leafleted and knocked on doors in a tough local elections campaign, the outcome of which was much better for Labour in South East England than the media would have you believe.
Local Elections: 88 Labour Gains in South East England
Labour gained seats and held onto its vote share in the 2nd May local elections across South East England. A net gain of 88 seats across the region compared well to Labour’s national performance. One in three of the seats Labour gained across the country were in South East England.
John Howarth MEP says, “Much had been made of how Brexit would affect the results. The reality is in much of the region hard working local councillors were returned and good local campaigning paid off. The Labour vote held up better than much of the media would have you believe. There were many good performances, but taking control of Gravesham, re-establishing Labour as the largest party in Milton Keynes, holding on under serious pressure to continue as the largest party in Brighton & Hove and strengthening control of Southampton are among the highlights”.
Labour councillors are absolutely vital. They are the bedrock of the party and our key link to the community. A good, effective councillor can make a big difference for their constituents and a powerful advocate for the people they represent. Massive congratulations to everyone elected on Thursday last and a big thank you to everyone who took part in a great team effort”