Falkirk CLP Meeting *Updated*

The Meeting of Falkirk CLP will take place on Sunday 17th June 2012 at 7pm in Camelon Labour Club.

Please note the change from the previous AGM announcement. This is going to be an all members meeting instead. We will be holding the AGM later on in the year once the changes to CLP/boundaries have taken place, all will be explained in more detail at the meeting.

All members are encouraged to come along and participate.

Also in attendance will be Catherine Stihler MEP. More detail of her work in the European Parliament can be found here:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/4545/Catherine_STIHLER.html

Conference 2011: Miliband vows ‘new bargain’ for UK:

David Cameron represents the “last gasp” of an old system that does not work anymore, Ed Miliband has told the Labour Party conference in Liverpool.

The Labour leader claimed Britain was crying out for a new kind of society in which the right people – responsible “grafters” – are properly rewarded.

And he vowed to fight for “a new bargain in our economy so reward is linked with effort”.

The Tories said Mr Miliband helped create the culture he was attacking.

And he was a “weak leader telling his party what they wanted to hear”.

The Labour leader was speaking against a backdrop of falling poll ratings and attacks from union leaders leaders angry at his decision not to support a TUC day of action over pension changes.

‘Wrong values’

But he opted to eschew big policy announcements in favour of setting out his personal philosophy and why he feels the country needs to change.

Some delegates booed at the mention of former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair – something that was later criticised by former cabinet ministers Alistair Darling and David Blunkett.

Mr Miliband praised both his predecessors, Mr Blair and Gordon Brown, but stressed: “I’m my own man and I’m going to do things my own way.”

He also sought to humanise his public image by joking about his “nose job” and speaking warmly about his new wife Justine and his two young sons.

He admitted that Labour had “lost trust” on the economy but he said he was determined to regain it – and he vowed that the “next Labour government will only spend what it can afford”….

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15078960

Quiz Night

Comrades, there will be a St Andrew’s Quiz night on Friday 26th November at 7:30pm at the Camelon Labour Club. All members and non members welcome. Teams will consist of no more than four people costing £10. Nibbles and great prizes on offer as well as a raffle.

Hope to see you all there and bring others along too so we can support the CLP, we need the funds! If you need any more information don’t hesitate to give me a call.

Thanks,

Terrie Hay.

Ed Balls coming to Falkirk

Labour leadership contender, Ed Balls, is having a Q&A session this Friday at 6.30pm in the Camelon Labour club. During the last local party meeting the Falkirk CLP agreed to nominate Ed for leader of the Labour party.

This is your chance to hear from one of the most influential politicians in our party. You will have a chance to put your point and questions to him. If you want to learn more about Ed Balls beforehand please visit his website at http://www.edballs4labour.org/