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

Launch of David Drew 2015
A stream of people turned up at Stonehouse Community Centre on Sunday to give their support to the campaign to get David Drew back at Westminster in May 2015
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Stroud's Tory MP says "absolutely" no fracking in Gloucestershire - but the government maps still show Gloucestershire as available for fracking licences
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Angry, sad and disappointed - the reaction of Labour Councillor for the Stanleys, Steve Lydon, to news that and Inspector has allowed 150 houses on Mankley Field in Leonard Stanley.

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?

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    Labour MEP, Clare Moody, with David Drew and Labour Chair, Dick Greenslade, at the launch of David's General election campaign
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    Launch of the campaign to elect David Drew as MP in 2015
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    Winning an award for our Stroud in Bloom Window display
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    About to launch our campaign to elect David Drew in 2015 - at Stonehouse Community Centre 27 July
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    Choosing a new Chair for the local Labour Party - Dick Greenslade

Latest tweets from David Drew

Digging up Cainscross Road yet again in the middle of #Stroud. Will they ever get it right?
Pleased Andy Burnham has come out against the privatisation of NHS. Glos CCG must now stop tender of Out of Hours Service now #saveournhs
Good evening out canvassing with local Labour candidate Jim Heslop for the Valley ward by-election a week Thursday! http://t.co/MeI5UisJcY
Remember if you couldn't make it today you can pledge your support digitally by liking my Facebook pagehttp://t.co/N1U5vz6FNW
Thank you to everyone who came to my campaign launch - together we can win! #daviddrew2015 http://t.co/KdK6mObG94

Latest Video

David Drew launches General Election campaign
An invitation has gone out to everyone who wants to see David Drew elected in 2015 - come along to Stonehouse Community Centre on Sunday 27 July and pledge your support
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