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Dear all members,

North East Beds CLP will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 13 July 2017 from 7.30pm at the Labour Hall, Crab Lane, Biggleswade, SG18 0LN.

This is the most important CLP meeting of the year in which we will hear reports from Officers on the past year, Elect new officers and discuss our plans for the coming year. If you are able to attend, please do to get involved in the future of the Labour Party in your area.

Please see the following attachment for this meeting:

200 Club Application Form

Please remember to bring your chequebooks if you are interested in signing up for the 200 club, our monthly cash prize draw which helps to raise funds for our campaigns.

Best wishes,

Corey Albone
North East Beds CLP
Dear all,

We are able to appoint a number of agents to attend polling stations on June 8th and to attend the counting of votes overnight from June 8th to 9th.

If you are able to do either please would you let me know by the end of today so that I can put your name down to attend.

The verification and counting of the votes will commence at 10.00pm on Thursday 8 June 2017 and will be held at:

The Sports Hall,
The Bunyan Sports Centre,
Mile Road,

For further info please see: Your right to attend

Thanks for your help
Corey Albone
North East Beds CLP

07506 626849
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Following the dreadful events in Manchester last night Jeremy Corbyn has spoken with the Prime Minister and has agreed that that all national campaigning in the General Election will be suspended until further notice.

In addition, for today, we are asking that all local Labour Party campaigning is suspended. This includes all leafleting, door-knocking, phone canvassing, visits etc. If you have any queries about this please contact the Regional Office on 01279 625860.

Our thoughts are with the victims of the attack and their families.

Below is the statement that was issued last night.

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said:
“I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night. My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and been injured.
“Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives.
“I have spoken with Andy Burnham, the mayor of Manchester, who has fully briefed me on the operational response in the city.
“I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for their bravery and professionalism in dealing with last night’s appalling events.
“I have spoken with the Prime Minister and we have agreed that that all national campaigning in the general election will be suspended until further notice.”

Best wishes,

Cameron Scott
Regional Director
Labour East

North East Bedfordshire Candidate

Julian Vaughan

I hope to see or hear from as many of you as possible over the next four weeks, campaigning at hustings, on the doorstep, out on the streets, or via social media and email. Below is a brief bio about myself, my values, why I am a candidate for Labour and the choice you have in the upcoming General Election.

I have lived in the constituency for 11 years, moving to Langford in 2006. I have been married since 2000 and have a 10-year-old daughter. I have worked as a Train Driver on London Underground since 2003 and have been a representative for the ASLEF Union since 2007. In my position in the union I represent around 2,500 members across London Underground.

I voted Remain in the referendum, but accept the result was to leave. However, the negotiations must put the economy and workers’ rights at the forefront.

I am proud to be British, proud of our armed forces, and proud of British institutions such as the NHS and the BBC. However, I am extremely worried about what is happening to our NHS which is being underfunded and sold off by stealth rather than nurtured as a service to be treasured

I believe in a fairer society where all have an opportunity to ‘get on’ in life, but not at the expense and disregard of others. I believe in a fairer society that works for the many, not the privileged few.

A divided society, cultivated by the Tories in their own self-interest, creates injustices such as that of Hillsborough fanned by a hostile media which claims to represent ‘the people,’ but merely protects the interests of the few.

What sort of society have we become where food banks are on the rise and have become a necessity for our hard-working nurses, where people are assessed as fit for work and die soon after, and where the sick suffer the indignity of poor care in hospital corridors?

A Labour Government will (as per the draft manifesto): -

• Introduce a Living Wage of £10 an hour
• End exploitative zero-hours contracts
• Strengthen workplace rights
• Guarantee no Income Tax or National Insurance rises for those earning less than £80k
• Scrap the public sector pay cap
• End privatisation of the NHS
• Axe hospital car park charges for all patients, visitors, carers and staff
• Abolish tuition fees
• Reduce class sizes
• Bring the railways back into public ownership
• Introduce publicly owned bus companies
• Meet the 2% NATO defence spending pledge
• Recruit 10,000 police officers
• Introduce a publicly owned energy firm in each region of the UK.

If you want many, or all, of the policies above, then vote for a Labour Government on the 8th June.

Feel free to contact me at julianvaughan2017@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter at @juliman66

Julian Vaughan
Labour Party Candidate North East Bedfordshire

Join Labour's NHS national campaign day

Under the Tories our NHS is underfunded and understaffed. 3.9 million people are on waiting lists and it's become harder to see your GP. These are the choices the Tories have made - but it doesn't have to be this way.

Labour created the NHS to care for us all - and now it's time for us to care for the NHS.

On Saturday 26 November, thousands of Labour members will be joining one of the hundreds of local campaigning events across the country.

Find events near me

I can't make it - but I can chip in £10 to help

Don't worry if you've never joined one of our campaigning events before - there will be plenty of experienced people there who can introduce you to what we'll be doing.

In our hundreds of thousands, we can spread the word to communities the length and breadth of Britain. Join us to protect our most precious national institution and help spread the word on Saturday 26 November.

Jonathan Ashworth,

Shadow Secretary of State for Health

People are right to be angry

14th November 2016
Last week's US Presidential election result was a global wake-up call.

Whether in the US or the UK, people are feeling left behind – marginalised by an economic system that makes them work harder for less, while hoovering up ever greater rewards for a small elite.

People are right to be angry. Our political and economic system is delivering rising inequality and falling living standards.

Young people today find it harder to get a home of their own, harder to find good secure jobs, and are landed in lifelong debt simply for wanting an education.

Older people see their children and grandchildren struggling, their libraries and community services cut, their friends’ social care get worse.

They’ve seen politicians privatise what were once our collective assets, and they are paying the higher bills and higher fares as a result.

If we, as socialists, don’t step forward and offer solutions, then into the vacuum step the merchants of hate and blame.

They see the problem, but instead of offering solutions to make people’s lives better, they offer someone to blame.

The Tories do the same. They have opened the door to UKIP and fanned the flames of fear.

The Tories pretend to understand people’s problems, but offer nothing but someone to blame.

Meanwhile, the economy is slowing again. People’s pay still hasn’t recovered from the last recession and housing costs have soared. The Tories are cutting schools’ budgets, have slashed social care and have put the NHS into its worst crisis.

It’s time for our party – half a million strong, with more members than all the other UK parties combined – to get out there to tell people why a Labour government matters.

Our party doesn’t have the benevolence of the press barons, it doesn’t have the donations of billionaires, so please speak to your fellow party members, trade unionists and friends and ask them to take part in our National Campaign Day on Saturday 26 November.

Yours sincerely
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Leader of the Labour Party
Dear all Members,

Please see the attached documents providing information on the proposed Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Bedford, Luton & Milton Keynes Hospitals.

This plan will see these three local hospitals restructured with significant changes to the services provided.

If you would like to comment on the proposals, please go to BLMK.co.uk and comment before 31 January 2017.

Corey Albone
North East Beds CLP

Bedford Trade Council Report
Published submission