Welcome to the website of Stroud Constituency Labour Party

The Labour Party is a democratic Socialist Party

It 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.

At our meetings we discuss national and local policy issues, hear reports from our Labour Councillors. We plan our campaigns and other activities. Well over 100 people have joined Stroud Constituency Labour Party since the General Election. We believe the Coalition Government is making the wrong cuts at the wrong time - their actions are likely to plunge us back into recession. The cuts are also impacting more on the most vulnerable. There is an alternative, both locally and nationally. Why not join us and campaign with us for a fairer strategy to tackle our economic problems?

David Drew is our Labour and Co-operative Parliamentary candidate for the General Election in 2015. He is out and about across the constituency, working for local people and organisations as well as working as a District Councillor for the Farmhill and Paganhill ward. Contact David at daviddrew97@gmail.com - and see the latest news from him via Twitter on this page. He gives regular talks at our Talking Politics sessions - see http://www.stroudlabour.org.uk/about-stroud/talking-politics.aspx

Following the elections on 22 May, Labour has 20 Labour Councillors on Stroud District Council, the Tories lost their majority in May 2012.  The Council is now run by a co-operative arrangement between Labour, Green and LibDem Councillors. There are 9 Labour County Councillors in Gloucestershire, 3 in this District. If you'd like to get involved in helping elect a Labour Councillor or you want more information, please see the Contact Us page of thise website.

Join Stroud Constituency Labour Party for a local £15 rate (£1.25 a month) or £1 if you are aged 14-19 or a student. Click on the link (below the video) to join the Labour Party (or see our Young Labour pages if you are under 27 years). 

The campaign to get David Drew back where he belongs, representing us at Westminster, was launched on 27 July. About 150 people came to Stonehouse Community Centre to pledge support and active help to the campaign to elect David as MP in 2015. If you'd like to add your signature to the roll of people supporting David, come along to the Labour office at 5a Lansdown, Stroud - or email stroudclp@tiscali.co.uk for more information.

Dick Greenslade, Chair of Stroud Constituency Labour Party

Latest news

Michael Meacher
Michael Meacher lays out the reasons why austerity is not producing a fall in the deficit - and why George Osborne has got it so wrong
J corbyn and J mcdonnell
Stroud Labour Party is delighted to announce that MPs Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell will be speaking in Stroud at a public meeting on 8 October - 7.30pm at the British School Hall in Gloucester Street
Mattie Ross
It's easy to grab headlines by distorting the truth, says Labour. Allegations made by a Green Councillor, about how Stroud District Council deals with tenants suffering from the Tory Bedroom Tax, are untrue and unhelpful.

Our Campaigns

There are warnings that if proposals for a Free School in Stroud go ahead, it will take pupils from a number of schools across the district. Because money follows the pupils, and because so many school already have a lot of surplus spaces, if the Free School takes pupils from those small schools the end result could be that the schools are no longer financially viable. Stroud Labour Party is the only political party campaigning to save our local schools from closure. They are urging people to write to the Secretary of State for Education asking him not to allow the proposal for a Free School to go ahead.

What have we been up to?

  • Deck is stacked
    We need a Labour government - that believes in society and community, a government that's run for the benefit of the majority, not for a rich elite
  • conference 2014
    Our 5 delegates at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester with Dawn Primarolo
  • huw
    Huw Irranca-Davies with David Drew and Labour Councillors Steve Lydon and Paul Denney after meeting with campaigners against the badger cull
  • Huw
    Shadow Minister Huw Irranca-Davies in Stroud, pledging to stop the cull when a Labour government is elected
  • sept amm
    Getting together to discuss Labour policy at our bimonthly All Member meeting

Latest tweets from David Drew

Looking forward to welcoming my old friends @jeremycorbyn and @johnmcdonnellMP to #Stroud next Weds 8th Oct, 7.30pm at the British School.
@HuffPostUKPol @HuffPostUK Personally I would defect so as not to have to eat a Nadine Dorries roast dinner! #itsjustlikethe1980sinreverse
@Russclub1 Made mincemeat of us today showing huge difference in output.
@ShortwoodUtdFC @nigel_merriman @OxCityFC Well done Shortwood - knew you would win. Shame about FGR!
@rayclegg1 Stop supporting the Saudis and Gulf States who have created this problem.

Latest Video

Labour's plans for Britain's future
Ed Miliband reflects on conversations he has had with members of the public, what he feels the mood of the nation is, and he sets out the policies he would carry out as prime minister to help working people.
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