In just three short weeks, the UK votes on whether to leave or remain in the European Union. It is likely to be the single most important vote of our lifetimes.
If we leave, both Britain and the European Union will be dramatically weakened. There would certainly be economic turbulence. We would lose our rights to travel and study, live and work freely in any EU country. But more importantly, the EU is the most successful project for peace, democracy, social protection and human rights the world has ever seen. The idea that we would weaken it now - as the world struggles with technological change, environmental damage, and political extremism and instability - that is not what we stand for as a party. Labour is voting 'IN'.
Our challenge as a local party is to get the residents of Vauxhall to feel the importance of this referendum, and to exercise their right vote. Many people here are supportive of EU membership. But that only matters if they actually cast their vote on the 23rd. Referendums are unusual because everyone's vote counts the same across the whole country. There are no safe seats, and the outcome is currently uncertain.
Many people have not made up their minds yet. Many of the people we are speaking to on the doorstep in Vauxhall haven't really engaged yet with the issues. The 'air war' on radio, television and in the newspapers has passed them by. But when we speak to them in person, they listen and engage with the arguments. It doesn't take long to get a strong positive response. We also need to be visible, getting literature through their letterboxes.
In order to reach people, we need more people out campaigning and delivering leaflets and direct mail. If you can spare an hour or two, you will be making a difference in a truly important campaign. Please get involved!
In just three short weeks, the UK votes on whether to leave or remain in the European Union. It is likely to be the single most important vote of our...
Talented designer and Vauxhall CLP member Philip Normal has produced an exclusive IN t-shirt for Lambeth EU fans. Red with white text and holographic stars, proceeds from the t-shirts will go towards the Vauxhall CLP IN campaign.
Buy now from www.philipnormal.co.uk/productdetail/lambeth-in-t-shirt for just £17 and grab yourself a piece of design history!
Talented designer and Vauxhall CLP member Philip Normal has produced an exclusive IN t-shirt for Lambeth EU fans. Red with white text and holographic stars, proceeds from the t-shirts will...
Earlier this week, we caught up with our new London Assembly Member Florence Eshalomi to ask her about her recent electoral victory. Florence is Lambeth and Southwark’s new London Assembly Member working with Sadiq Khan in City Hall. After months of campaigning, hundreds of doors knocked and thousands of leaflets delivered, Florence told us what it was like to win the election.
I am honoured to be elected as the new London Assembly Member for my home seat of Lambeth and Southwark.Growing up on a council estate in the heart of Brixton, I never dreamt that I would have the opportunity to represent over 450,000 residents in the best part of South London.
Our campaign across Lambeth & Southwark was a focused, positive and energetic campaign. Our hard working team of members, supporters and councillors from Vauxhall were all central to my election victory and Sadiq’s historic win.
I am biased but I am really excited to see a fellow South Londoner elected as the new Labour Mayor and I was proud to be part the campaign. Londoners chose hope over fear and we are now tasked with working to deliver our manifesto commitments. I will be working closely with my colleagues on Lambeth Council to help deliver the top manifesto commitment of building more genuine affordable housing.
In my new role on the London Assembly, I am the Labour spokesperson on Transport and a member of the Transport Committee – this is the single biggest budget responsibility for the Mayor. I am looking forward to working with the new Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross. I am also a member of the Police and Crime Committee, Health Committee and London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA).
I am keen to visit a number of community, businesses and residents groups across Vauxhall so please do get in touch with dates of any forthcoming events from a GLA perspective. I am also keen to host Vauxhall members at City Hall so please do get in touch if you would like to visit with your branch.
Earlier this week, we caught up with our new London Assembly Member Florence Eshalomi to ask her about her recent electoral victory. Florence is Lambeth and Southwark’s new London Assembly...
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