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Welcome to Ascot Branch Labour Party’s Official Website

Regular Monthly Meetings (unless stated otherwise) on 2nd Wednesday of each month

  • All members are invited to attend and participate openly
  • Tea, Coffee and Light refreshments purchasable
  • Plenty of free parking available
  • Meetings start at 20:00 and tend to close by 22:00

The next Branch meeting is on Wednesday June 14th at The Station Inn (Jagz), at Ascot station. All ordinary Branch and Constituency meetings are normally cancelled during a General Election period and are replaced by campaign meetings as and when required.

 

NEWS!

UK GENERAL ELECTION JUNE 8th 2017

Windsor Street Stalls: May 13th; 20th; 27th and June 3rd

Come and join us leafleting the town centre and talking to voters 

Meet outside Post Office on Peascod Street from 10-2pm

and..............

MEET YOUR CANDIDATE PETER SHEARMAN

Peter will be in Ascot on Thursday May 18th so come along and meet him - share your views with him and find out what you can do to help make our campaign a success. Meet at 7.30 in Jagz (The Station Inn) Ascot, in the live venue room, or ask at the bar. If you are new to all this, never fear! There is a job for you, guaranteed! 

Peter Shearman is Windsor Constituency's candidate for the General Election on June 8th.

Peter lives with his wife and family in Eton Wick and works in technology innovation and research. As part of a major multinational technology company, Peter works with many Thames Valley technology companies. Previously, as part of the UK's broadband think tank, the Broadband Stakeholder Group, Peter developed government policy for superfast broadband. 

Peter believes in government's ability to support the lives and aspirations of the individual, and to create a fair and just society.

 

If you are not registered to vote you have until May 22nd to do so in order to vote in this election.

If you are already registered to vote you do not need to reregister. 

VOTER REGISTRATION

If you haven't registered to vote, it only takes a couple of minutes. Go to   gov.uk/register-to-vote

INFORMATION FROM THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION WEBSITE

Who can register to vote?

  • In England and Wales you can register to vote if you are 17 years old. However, you can only vote when you become 18. You can vote in local elections and elections to the UK (and European) Parliament when you are 18. 
  • British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizens. This means Commonwealth citizens who have leave to remain in the U.K. or do not require such leave.
  • Citizens of the Republic of Ireland or other European Union (EU) member states. 

Am I registered to vote?

If you would like to find out if you are registered you will need to contact your Electoral Registration Officer. You can find their details by entering your postcode on Your Vote Matters

 

 


Windsor By-election in Clewer North Ward: May 4th 2017

Result of the Clewer North By-Election:

Members from both Ascot and Windsor joined forces to support an excellent young candidate from Clewer North ward for this local by-election. Michael is energetic and enthusiastic and loves talking to people about their concerns and local issues - just the right ingredients for a politician in the making.

Labour managed to raise their share of the vote by over 4%, with a 39.5% turnout. Wisdom da Costa, the Independent candidate, won with 805 votes, on an eventful evening which saw two recounts. The Conservatives came second with 784, followed by the LibDems with 405 and Michael for Labour with 273 votes.

Michael said, "Really can't thank you all enough for your hard work, I think we raised some important issues in this election about mental health provision here locally and enthused some non-voters and had quite a few 1st time Labour Voters... "

 

Local and National Campaigns:

A march and stall were held in Windsor town centre on January 21st followed by a march down Ascot High Street on January 28th. March 4th saw many of us in London joining the huge march to Westminster demanding proper funding for the NHS. An estimated crowd of 250,000 attended.

 

 

Ongoing Local Campaigns:

  • Heatherwood Hospital and the NHS
  • Fair Funding for All Borough Schools

     SAVE HEATHERWOOD HOSPITAL

 

 

      SAVE HEATHERWOOD HOSPITAL

   

 

 

 

2016: Dates we Remember:

​Battle of Cable Street Remembered in October 2016 

An Ascot Branch member joins hundreds of others marching through east London to mark the 80th anniversary of a landmark street fight against fascism. 

 

 

 

 

                              

               


Summer 2016

 

 

 

 

 

June 23rd, 2016.

By-election Sunninghill & South Ascot ward (Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead).

The Labour Party candidate was Spike Humphrey, a South Ascot resident with strong commitment to local community life. Spike ran an excellent campaign to become a Borough Councillor, coming a satisfying second, for the first time beating the LibDems into third place with a very respectable 24% to their 10% of the vote, though the turn-out was still quite low, at just under 53%. 

Labour's campaign to remain in the EU: "Labour IN for Britain" 

 

We held four successful street stalls in Windsor and one in Ascot High Street. Eager walkers also delivered 2000 Labour IN leaflets to homes in Windsor Constituency and helped out with Bracknell deliveries too. We clearly got our positive message about remaining in Europe across to the people of Windsor and Maidenhead who voted REMAIN by a margin of 53.9% to 46.1%. The turnout was 79.7%. A great many thanks to all those taking part and to all those making their voices heard. 

 

 

 

2017 Ascot Branch Meeting Calendar 

Jagz (The Station Inn) at Ascot Station, unless otherwise noted.

 

January 18th Annual General Meeting at King Edward's Hall, King Edward's Road, Ascot. SL5 8PD

February 8th Branch Meeting at Jagz

March 8th Branch Meeting at Jagz

April 12th Branch Meeting at Jagz 

May 10th Meeting cancelled 

June 14th Branch Meeting at Jagz

July 12th Fundraising Social at Rajvoog restaurant, Sunninghill High Street - starting 7.30pm

 

NB: Please check announcement on home page as venue may vary month to month.

Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm

Agenda Monthly Branch Meetings 

  • Welcome and Apologies
  • Discussion e.g. of Policy Review documents etc.
  • Minutes of the previous meeting
  • Matters Arising
  • Local Issues and Activities
  • Campaign Reports
  • Windsor Constituency Report
  • Bracknell Constituency Report
  • Parish Council Reports
  • Membership Report
  • Treasurers Report
  • Website Report
  • Fundraising Activities
  • AOB