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 our campaigns or you want more information, please see the Contact Us page of thise website. We are organised into branches, but if you're a new member or have transferred to Stroud CLP, and are not sure which branch you would be in, call 01453 840080.

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 in Stonehouse in July. About 150 people came to Stonehouse Community Centre to pledge support and active help to the campaign. On 15 November we'll open a new Labour Office in Dursley at 10 Silver Street - come and join us at the official opening at about 10.15am but we'll also be open for coffee and cake and to sign your pledge to support David, from 10am till 3pm on 15 November.

Our Stroud office is at 5a Lansdown, Stroud - you can email stroudclp@tiscali.co.uk for more information.

Dick Greenslade, Chair of Stroud Constituency Labour Party

Latest news

Dursley launch
A Labour Party office was officially opened in Dursley with David Drew and Baroness Jean Corston cutting the ribbon
mushroom cloud
The Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons offers an opportunity for the UK to show leadership in pushing the agenda of global anti-proliferation with nuclear and non-nuclear states, say Labour shadow ministers in a letter to David Cameron
Dursley office
David Drew's new office is ready for the official launch of his campaign on Saturday morning

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?

  • Knocking on doors in Ebley
    Knocking on doors in Ebley with our MEP Clare Moody
  • Michael Meacher with Maureen
    Michael Meacher with long-serving Labour Party member, Maureen Rutter, at Stroud Conference on Saturday
  • quiz
    Winners of the September Labour Quiz in Stonehouse
  • Corbyn
    Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell in Stroud with us on Wedesday evening
  • TULO event
    David Drew with Sophie Gardner at an event for trade unionists and Labour Party members, hosted by Unions Together in the south west

Latest tweets from David Drew

@thomaslydon Saw The Who at Wembley - a few years ago!
@nikkiwriter still think rich should make contribution to allow poorer students to study free and must not disadvantage those not at college
@bobthehuskyman About £600k per annum!
Bizarre letter from UKIP rep in StroudLife regarding Corbyn/McDonnell meeting - clearly didn't listen to what was said and made up points.
At meeting with new Sheltered Housing Service. Still disgrace that County Council withdrew money but lot of effort has gone into alternative

Latest Video

Ed Miliband talks about Labour values
Ed Miliband sets out what Labour stands for: a country that will be more equal under a Labour government.
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