Grimsby Women's forum putting the fun into fundraising

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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.

 

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... Read more

Grimsby Labour Women’s Forum will join many others globally taking action on March 8th 2016 International Women’s Day. The theme this year is a Pledge for Parity.

Although there has been progression over the years in the quest for equality this has slowed in many parts of the world.

International Women’s day provides a platform not only to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women but also to break down barriers that hinder women’s equality.

For further details of this or future Women’s Forum events you can contact Sharon on 07788298535.

International Women's Day

Grimsby Labour Women’s Forum will join many others globally taking action on March 8th 2016 International Women’s Day. The theme this year is a Pledge for Parity. Although there has...

Callum’s funeral: a sad but uplifting goodbye to a brave young activist.

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Members of the Grimsby Labour Party were out in force at the funeral on December 16th of activist Callum Stanland, who sadly died (on November 24th) of a rare form of liver cancer at the age of 22. However, his importance was not just local: it was significant that union members from all over the country lined the road as the cortege drew up in front of the crematorium bearing banners from Leeds, Barnsley, Scotland and a variety of other locations linked with Callum’s work for the party. The party leader Jeremy Corbyn had sent a message to say: ‘Many people came to know Callum and be inspired by the energy of his community activism and campaigning work’. It is extraordinary to have left such a mark at such a young age.

Callum’s funeral: a sad but uplifting goodbye to a brave young activist.

Callum’s funeral: a sad but uplifting goodbye to a brave young activist. Members of the Grimsby Labour Party were out in force at the funeral on December 16th of activist... Read more

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CLP members are proud of Melanie Onn's recent high profile speech in Parliament and article in the 'New Statesman', highlighting the unsatisfactory organisation of parliamentary business for MPs who are parents. Here is the full text of her article:

Our MP's views on Parliament's unfair organisation

CLP members are proud of Melanie Onn's recent high profile speech in Parliament and article in the 'New Statesman', highlighting the unsatisfactory organisation of parliamentary business for MPs who are... Read more

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Last month, Humberside Police, under the lead of the Conservative PCC, were the only police authority in the country to be labelled ‘inadequate’. The Government’s cut to the Humberside Police Authority budget has led to one of the biggest cuts to officer numbers in the country. The budget cuts forced the authority to undertake a restructure, and the results have been really poor for the area. We’ve seen a reduction of 444 officers since 2010. There have been occasions when not a single officer has been on duty in Grimsby.

 

Local Police Cuts - Melanie Onn MP

Last month, Humberside Police, under the lead of the Conservative PCC, were the only police authority in the country to be labelled ‘inadequate’. The Government’s cut to the Humberside Police... Read more

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Melanie's speech on working tax credit cuts

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In Jeremy Corbyn’s second appearance at Prime Minister’s Questions, he continued his policy of highlighting issues brought to his attention by ordinary members of the public by e-mail. He raised the case of Kelly, who wrote:

‘I’m a single mum to a disabled child. I work 40.5 hours each week in a job that I trained for. I get £7.20 per hour, so in April the Prime Minister is not putting my wage up but will be taking tax credits off me.’

The Prime Minister’s generalised response trying to reassure with his national ‘living wage’ will fall on deaf ears in Grimsby. Firstly it is not compulsory for employers to pay it, and secondly it is completely inadequate when weighed against cuts in tax credits.

67% of families in Grimsby receive working tax credits and/or child tax credits; put another way, 9,200 children in Grimsby are in working families which receive tax credits. The Tories pose as the new saviours of the working classes, but even many of their own members (Boris Johnson for instance) are very uncomfortable about this threat to workers. Kelly will be at least £1000 worse off; some estimates make it £1700.

‘Those of us who feel strongly about this issue can make our feelings felt on social media, in their communities, joining campaigns. If you are affected and not in a union, it’s a very good idea to join one! Firstly, though, make sure you sign the petition by clicking on the item below this on the main page.

Cuts in tax credits will hit our area hard

In Jeremy Corbyn’s second appearance at Prime Minister’s Questions, he continued his policy of highlighting issues brought to his attention by ordinary members of the public by e-mail. He raised...

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Sign Labour's petition on Working Tax Credits

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