Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Cheltenham Labour Party meetings are suspended with online open forums and coordinating mutual support.
The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party which “…believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few, where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe, and where we live together, freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect.”
– Clause IV of The Labour Party Rule Book
In 2019, it 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.