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The Great Grimsby Constituency Labour Party Women’s Forum hosted a coffee, cake and chat morning in aid of The Rucksack Project. £74.85 was raised, much needed supplies were donated and left over cakes were presented to Harbour Place.

Women's forum supports The Rucksack Project

The Great Grimsby Constituency Labour Party Women’s Forum hosted a coffee, cake and chat morning in aid of The Rucksack Project. £74.85 was raised, much needed supplies were donated and...

The Great Grimsby Labour Party is overwhelmingly in favour of the IN campaign. Whilst the European Union is not perfect it has brought us peace and prosperity in modern times. The gamble of coming out of the European Union is a bet too far; if the economy crashes it will be the ordinary working people who pay the price.

How will Brexit affect us, here in Grimsby? As an east-facing port we will suffer if there is any downturn due to tariffs or the economy crashing, losing valuable port and logistic jobs. As a centre for the emerging renewable energy, the effects on us could be catastrophic.  Massive investment by European countries is on the horizon, which will create thousands of jobs locally leading to prosperity which Grimsby would benefit from. As it is, some of these investors have put their plans on hold and it's unlikely they will want to revive them if we reject European arrangements which currently work well.

Many ordinary folks have benefited from laws that the European Union has brought to the table, such as workers’ rights and environmental measures for the future. How will we tackle climate change if not working together with other nations? How will we tackle any future refugee crisis? How will we maintain peace unless we work closely with other nations? Big issues require international cooperation and how better to do that than being, as we are now, a big hitter in the European Union?

Globally how can we compete with massive economies like the USA, China, India and Japan? We need friends, friends with a common interest and that's what we have in the European Union.

Women have benefited by the UK being in the European Union, since we are bound by common rules which afford protection in the workplace. The EU monitors gender discrimination and fights against income inequality, rules for maternity leave and work protection during pregnancy. Other rules prevent harassment and unequal treatment at work. Hence women benefit from EU protections every day.

Here in Grimsby Brexit is a risk too far! The great Grimsby Labour Party wants ordinary folk to vote IN for prosperity, IN for security and IN for protection.

Karl Wilson

Chair,

Great Grimsby Labour Party

Our view of the Referendum

The Great Grimsby Labour Party is overwhelmingly in favour of the IN campaign. Whilst the European Union is not perfect it has brought us peace and prosperity in modern times....

Why vote Labour on May 5th?

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Have you noticed the effects of George Osborne’s cuts on local policing, on families, those receiving care and people with disabilities? Tory budgets have consistently hit ordinary families and the most vulnerable hardest. The richest few have benefited most under this government, while at the same time, debt has rocketed in the past six years.

 

North East Lincolnshire’s Labour council will soon have had a 40% cut in support from Whitehall since 2010; that’s around £1500 per household. By 2020 the council will have to rely almost entirely on council tax and business rates to provide your familiar and essential services.

The council always tries to make the best of the crumbs that fall from the Tory table. It works successfully in partnership on health and social care, and has negotiated a devolution deal for Greater Lincolnshire for you to consider, with new money attached.

Your Labour Council always applies for whatever capital grants are available. It is building and attracting business and developing roads and our town centres, in spite of opposition from the other parties. It is focusing on skills for work, while the Tory government wants to take away all council influence on Education and has abolished the role of parent governor.

Please vote for your Labour candidate on May 5th. Make it a popular vote against a Tory chancellor who has had his chance, promises so much but does not deliver for NE Lincs.

Vote Labour on the 5th May 2016

Why vote Labour on May 5th? Have you noticed the effects of George Osborne’s cuts on local policing, on families, those receiving care and people with disabilities? Tory budgets have...

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