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:
Labour has once again returned 14 councillors in Thursday’s Council Elections. This makes Labour the largest party in the Council. The whole team and their supporters were delighted with the result. Congratulations to all of those returned and in particular to Rosie Murray and Joan Paterson who are new to the role.
Those returned were as follows:
Bo’ness and Blackness – Adrian Mahoney
Grangemouth – Allyson Black and Joan Paterson
Denny and Banknock – Jim Blackwood
Carse, Kinnaird and Tryst – Craig Martin and Charles MacDonald
Bonnybridge and Larbert – Linda Gow
Falkirk North – Craig R. Martin and Pat Reid
Falkirk South – Dennis Goldie and Gerry Goldie
Lower Braes – Alan Nimmo
Upper Braes – John McLuckie and Rosie Murray
Jim and Terrie are looking for some volunteers tomorrow (Saturday 28th) to engage in a bit of work in Denny.
People will be meeting at the car park on Nethermains Road beside where The Pines pub used to be.
We will be meeting there at 11am.
Hope to see you all then.
Candidates for the upcoming Falkirk Council Elections, Jim Blackwood and Terrie Hay, were out on the streets of Denny today. Supported by Colleagues and friends, the pair are spreading the word about the great work done by Labour over the last five years and their plans to implement some key promises when elected.
Promises such as:
Over 800 Modern Apprenticeships for young people across Falkirk
The introduction of a living wage.
The £6.5M financial package for the work in Denny town centre.
A build programme that will provide 500 new council houses.
So on the 3rd of May, make sure you vote Labour 1 and 2 in Denny and Banknock.
The Labour Party launched a manifesto which will enable its achievements to be built on, after the do nothing, achieve less regime of the SNP 2001-2007, where Falkirk had a terrible recycling record and even worse housing management performance.
Add that to their failed market driven solution to town centre developments, and its clear why they failed in 2007.
The Labour party in an inclusive approach drew on the experience of the professionals in its ranks to draw up a viable way forward.
On 3rd May people face a choice, a party who were founded by the workers and trades unions who represented them, or one which was founded by disaffected tartan Tories.
We face a party who like their English equivalent deploy weapons of mass deception, while they give to the rich at the expense of the poor.
The Council Tax freeze benefits the richest 10% by £193 a year and only £51 to the poorest 10%. Again Robin Hood in reverse.
Despite the SNP refusal to give aid to the Falkirk area Labour has reduced youth unemployment, while its risen every where else.
Martin Murray, Falkirk CLP chair said “You can fool some of the people all the time and all the people some of the time but the public in Falkirk know which side their bread is buttered on.”
A copy of the manifesto can be found here.
For All Members
The next CLP meeting will be held at 7pm on Sunday 18th March 2012 at the Camelon Labour Club. All members welcome to this meeting. Look forward to seeing you all there.
The agenda will likely have an update on the 2012 local government elections and look at issues around organising campaigning.
CLP Chair Martin Murray and Vice Chair Gray Allan will be attending the Scottish Labour conference in Dundee as elected delegates of Unison’s Labour Link.
Martin is Labour Link for West Lothian, while Gray is Unison Branch Secretary for Falkirk.