Getting ready for a General Election
Watford Labour is already campaigning in anticipation of an autumn General Election. Chris Ostrowski said, "With the Tories lurching to the right and without a parliamentary majority, there is real possiblity of a general election - with the real opportunity we can remain in the EU and elect a Labour government!" Read Chris Ostowski's column in the Watford Observer here.
Farage not wanted here
Statement by Cllr Nigel Bell and Labour Parliamentary Candidate Chris Ostrowski
"Nigel Farage is paying a visit to Watford at the wrong time for the wrong reasons. Watford Labour has been working hard to bring people together on the issues that matter to people here - the NHS, crime and housing. Labour offers a positive vision for our town.
The Brexit Party offer the people of Watford nothing but a hard Brexit with the chaos and job losses that will inevitably follow. We all want better from our politicians and we'll be out listening to voters on their doorsteps during this week's by-election in Tudor ward on Thursday; we're campaigning in our own community for a Labour Council and a Labour Government to bring people together."
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Living wage campaigners led by Emma Kosmin are continuing their campaign to persuade Watford FC to become a living wage employer so that all staff receive at least £9 per hour. Read more
Labour and firefighters outrage as Lib Dems and Tories unite to press on with cuts to our Fire Service
There were angry scenes at County Hall at the end of a debate on the future of the Fire Service when firefighters shouted 'shame on you' as Lib Dem and Tory councillors united to press on with plans to reduce the number of firefighters and casualise labour. A Labour motion to stop the cuts was defeated.
Watford Labour councillor Asif Khan said, "The Tory County Council have a terrible track record of cutting services but the Lib Dems have shown their true colours by voting with them. This is a public safety issue and it shows that both these parties have acted shamefully and recklessly."
Read Watford Observer report here.
Following wide consultation, Labour has adopted a policy of supporting a second referendum on any Tory Brexit deal (or no deal) and will campaign for the UK to remain in the EU in that referendum.
Watford Labour has consistently supported a 'Peoples vote' and for the UK to remain in the EU. The local party has already submitted a motion to this year's Party conference calling for this to be national policy. Read Chris Ostrowski's statement
Having knocked on many thousands of doors recently, members of Labour's team and councillors have identified big issues of concern to Watford residents
So here's you chance to have your say to back Labour's campaign to get things sorted.
Fill in the on-line survey here.
Labour Councillor Nigel Bell has launched a petition to protect Hertfordshire's fire services from further cuts and to stop the removal on one of Watford's two fire engines. Read more on this story here
Sign the petition here
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