PRESS RELEASE: Harwich Branch delighted with Shadow Minister’s visit

Harwich Branch Labour Party is very pleased and very grateful to Labour’s front bench spokesman for Transport, Andy McDonald MP, for agreeing to visit Harwich in order to see for himself the issues affecting two of our major port related employers. The Branch is delighted that Andy McDonald ended his visit meeting local Labour councillors and branch members and giving a keynote speech at a Labour fund raising dinner at the Tower Hotel. Charlie Powell, Chair of Harwich Branch Labour Party, says, “We were delighted to have a Labour front bench spokesman as our guest speaker and are extremely grateful … Read more

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PRESS RELEASE – LABOUR EAST: Tory neglect holding back Harwich Brexit preparations – Andy McDonald

Labour: Harwich can’t prepare for no deal while it’s neglected by the Tories Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, will visit Harwich International Port today (Thursday 31 January) to meet port workers and businesses preparing for Brexit, and to ask about their plans to protect short sea services in and out of Harwich in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The Shadow Transport Secretary will consult port staff on their customs facilities and discuss the port’s capacity to take ‘roll on, roll off’ traffic if this has to be rerouted from Dover after 29 March. McDonald will also … Read more

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Press release – Local Labour seek residents’ support for our local library

Members of Harwich Branch Labour Party will be taking to the streets of Dovercourt Town Centre on Friday morning to encourage local residents to oppose any reduction in opening hours or available services at Dovercourt library. The Conservatives running Essex County Council are proposing cuts to local library services and these have been fiercely opposed by local Labour councillors. Following the submission of a written response by Harwich Town Council opposing the cuts proposed by Essex County Council, local Labour members will be campaigning on Friday morning to encourage local residents to take part in the ECC public consultation and … Read more

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International Women’s Day Conference: Let’s Run the World

Harwich and North Essex Labour Party are holding a Women’s Conference on 9 March 2019 from 10.30am to 3.00pm.  The venue is: Kingsway Hall, 54 Kingsway, Harwich CO12 3JR. Please note Registration will begin at 10.00 am. The conference aims to celebrate International Women’s Day by exploring women’s issues, and hearing their voices at a local level, so that they are engaged and involved in politics.  The theme of the event will be Empowering and building confidence of women across our constituency. The day will consist of speakers and workshops as follows: ‘Frowning at Potholes’ – talk by Rosalind Scott about what it’s like to … Read more

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Fundraising DINNER with Andy McDonald MP, at the Tower Hotel, Dovercourt

Harwich Branch Labour Party is pleased to announce a special fundraising dinner on Thursday 31st January 2019, 7pm for 7:30pm at the Tower Hotel, Dovercourt with keynote speaker Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Transport. Sponsored by our friends ASLEF, other speakers will include the ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan. Fish and chips, bread and butter, tea or coffee, special dietary, vegetarian alternative available on request. Tickets £15.00 per head, on sale NOW!  Payment guarantees your seat at the table. To book and pay for your tickets please email tickets@harwichlabourparty.org.uk stating how many tickets and any special dietary requirements. … Read more

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MUSIC Quiz Night Fundraiser

HARWICH BRANCH LABOUR ‘MUSIC Quiz Night’ fundraising event! ALL WELCOME! Teams of up to 6 at £2 per head. Quizmaster Colin Perry! 100 pieces of music in medleys of 10 ranging from the 1960’s through to the 2000’s. All teams have to do is identify the artist. RAFFLE ON THE NIGHT! Further information contact: Garry Calver Tel 01255 551940 or email garrycalver@btinternet.com or Dave McLeod Tel 01255318825 email davemcleod11@hotmail.com

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