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

Andy Burnahm
Stop smearing the NHS and start dealing with the problems your Government has created for an NHS which is now at breaking point, says Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham
Michael Meacher with Maureen
Michael Meacher gave a rousing speech attacking the Coalition's austerity programme at the third conference organised by Stroud Constituency Labour Party
Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband has welcomed the warm response to Labour’s plans to give football fans a voice in every boardroom and buy a significant slice of the shares when the ownership of their club changes.

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?

  • 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
  • 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

Latest tweets from David Drew

Attended meeting on microwave technology in Old Town Hall. Enough worries for precautionary principle to apply.
@electionista Proof if you ever want to damage an issue form a political party in its image UKIP-anti-EU, Green Party-environment.
@treezey Teresa - can't be there Thursday but happy to meet subsequently.
On Leaders TV at GE I've never been in favour of this. Each leader should be cross examined on policy separately to stop presidential drift.
Tory trolls out in full force tonight. Not a wit amongst them. #bunchofhalfwits

Latest Video

Pay NHS staff decent salaries and get the NHS back on track, says David Drew
David Drew talks about his support for NHS staff taking industrial action on 13 October. David also highlights other problems in the NHS in Stroud and in Gloucestershire. 16 beds to be lost at Stroud Hospital. The 111 service with severe problems and now being asked to take on the problems surrounding Ebola.
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