Welcome to Cheltenham Labour Party
The Labour Party in Cheltenham was founded in 1918 by the Cheltenham and District Trade and Labour Council with the purpose of electing onto the Town Council direct representatives of Labour.
A purpose we still pursue to this day nearly 100 years since the Labour Party first established itself in the town.
The values Labour stands for in Cheltenham today remain those which have guided our local party since those early days.
We believe in and we campaign for:
- A first-class National Health Service free at the point of use
- A decent, safe and secure society with a strong sense of community and social justice
- The protection of public services and support for the most vulnerable
- A strong and stable economy based on investment, growth and high quality jobs
- The right to work, to free choice of employment, to protection against unemployment and paid at a living wage
- The provision of readily available, decent, secure homes to rent and buy at affordable prices
- An education system that delivers quality and equality for all to allow all the children and young people of our community to achieve their full potential
Latest News . . .
Cheltenham Labour Party members will be in the town centre this Saturday (January 21st, 11-00 onwards) to highlight the deepening crisis in our NHS and social care services.
Waiting lists are at 3.9 million and A&Es are in crisis. Yet in the Government’s Autumn Statement on 23 November there wasn’t a penny of extra investment for the NHS or social care.
New figures from the Labour Party’s Health research team show that there are now around 3.9 million people in England on waiting lists for treatment.
Delayed transfers of care are now at their highest level since records began.
In addition, the numbers of patients left stranded on trolleys while they wait for a hospital bed to become available has risen by more than 600% since 2010.
Chair of Cheltenham Labour Party Malcolm Bride says: “There is no doubt this is a crisis created by cuts and persistent underfunding.
“Shamefully, this Government failed to give the NHS and social care a single penny of extra investment in their Autumn Statement.
“The Tories are letting our NHS and patients down. It’s time they invested properly in our nation’s health. This is why the Labour Party is calling on the Government to take immediate action to protect our National Health Service while there’s still time.”
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Cheltenham Labour Party members will be in the town centre this Saturday (January 21st, 11-00 onwards) to highlight the deepening crisis in our NHS and social care services. Waiting lists...
We want to ask you what the world of work should look like in 2020 because the Tories are letting down working people. Too many of us face low pay and job insecurity.
We want to hear about your experiences at work and gather your ideas about creating workplaces fit for the future.
Since the Labour Party was founded by trade unions over a century ago, the world of work has radically changed.
The UK is one of the most unequal modern economies: low pay is widespread with six million workers earning less than the UK living wage.
We want to ensure that no one is left behind and that rewards are shared more evenly. That’s why we’re launching our biggest ever discussion on the workplace – so we know what the world of work should look like in 2020.
So whether you’re an employer, an employee, or both: we need to hear from you. Use the button below to add your ideas to Labour's national Workplace 2020 conversation.
We want to ask you what the world of work should look like in 2020 because the Tories are letting down working people. Too many of us face low pay...
"Selection – or segregation as it should be called – entrenches division and increases inequality," said Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner MP when she addressed the 2016 Labour Party Conference.
"Selection is toxic. It tells a clever child they are stupid, strips a child of self-esteem and embeds inequality. Every child has potential. Every child can succeed. No child should be left out or left behind."
There are currently 163 grammar schools in England, which admit pupils selected by an examination undertaken at the age of 11.
Under plans proposed by the Conservatives, current grammar schools would be allowed to expand and all schools in England would be given the right to apply to select pupils based on their academic ability.
The founding of new grammar schools was banned by Labour in March 2000. At the time, Labour's Education Secretary David Blunkett said the ban was an attempt to avoid "the whole debate in education concentrating on the issue of selection when it should be concentrating on the raising of standards".
You can sign our petition to oppose the Tories' divisive plan by clicking here
"Selection – or segregation as it should be called – entrenches division and increases inequality," said Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner MP when she addressed the 2016 Labour Party Conference....
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