“It’s the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you’re mad, then dangerous, then there’s a pause, and then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you.”
Tony Benn, 1991
LABOUR in 2019 is the largest political party in western Europe with a vision renewed – to uproot the growing economic and social inequalities now devastating our communities and to build a country that works for the many not the few.
In these times of relentless austerity and uncertainty we stand for the basic rights and opportunities that underpin a caring society: building the homes people need, keeping communities safe, funding our schools so that every child has a fair chance in life, restoring the NHS to its place at the heart of our social contract with each other.
We are a proud internationalist political party, promoting peace and co-operation to address urgent global challenges: climate change, regional conflict, the resurgence of far-right ideology and violence, the retreat towards nationalism.
Our local Party has trebled in size since 2015. We organise monthly all-members meetings, visiting speakers and debates, canvassing, town centre street stalls and a range of other campaigning activities. Cheltenham Labour has a thriving Women’s group, rapidly growing BAME and LGBT forums, and a popular reading group covering social and political subjects.