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

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Organisations across the country, trade unions, the Labour Party, the Co-op Party and 38 degrees, are all campaigning against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership's threat to our NHS. Labour activitists will be giving out leaflets on Saturday in Stroud.
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Labour Councillors are calling for Gloucestershire's Children's Centres to be protected from further cuts as the Tories at Shire Hall aim to cut their budget by £76 million
The Transalantic Trade and Investment Partnership being put forward by the EU and the US is a thoroughly bad thing, says David Drew - particularly because of the potential impact on the NHS.

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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    David Drew out and about in Coopers Edge
  • redecorating 5a
    Starting to redecorate the Labour Party office at 5a Lansdown
  • stroud station
    David Drew at the Action on Rail protest at Stroud Station - at a bus stop because there were no trains on Tuesday, just a replacement bus service!
  • fare increase leaflets
    At Cam and Dursley Station, handing out leaflets about the increase in rail fares
  • Street stall
    In Parsonage Street, Dursley handing out leaflets about Coalition welfare reforms affecting the most vulnerable. And lots of people wanting David Drew car stickers!

Latest tweets from David Drew

Poor old Damian Green - asked to come on to Today to defend Police Commissioners! Only person left to believe role can continue after GE.
Valiant attempt by Glos, but no hiding that this has been another very poor season #timeforclearout
@thomaslydon Are you applying for the vacancy - you remain FGR's lucky mascot so I'm sure LUFC will be interested given Cellino's record.
@TheHistoryPress Saw Harold play so many times. As a City fan I still marvelled at his level of speed and skill!
Interesting discussion on commemoration of WW1 at Stonehouse RBL Women's Section this afternoon!

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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