Redcar Delegate Gets Standing Ovation After Emotional Steelworks Closure Speech

Redcar Delegate Gets Standing Ovation After Emotional Steelworks Closure Speech A very emotional debate was held today at the Labour Conference on the Economic Policy Report. The closure of the steelworks at Redcar was the theme of Redcar CLP delegate Ceri Cawley’s tearfull speech which brought a standing ovation from conference. She recounted the effects […]

Posted: 1st January 2016

Dave Ward CWU GS Demands Re-Nationalisation Of Royal Mail

The CWU General Secretary, Dave Ward spoke this morning at Labour’s annual conference held in Liverpool during the debate on the parties industrial strategy. Reminding all delegates that the Post Office was in crisis and in need of saving. Initiatives such as the formation of a Post Bank and a Universal Service Obligation is necessary […]

Posted: 1st January 2016

John McDonald Shadow Chancellor Lays Out Policies On Europe And The Economy

Commitments to fighting against loss of worker’s rights, remaining in the European Single Market, and rejecting all forms of trade agreements similar to the TTIP. He also gave thanks to Owen Smith MP for the work he has done working with Jeremy Corbyn on policies to tackle the Tory’s policies of austerity. Mentioning too a […]

Posted: 1st January 2016

CWU Delegate Condemns Tory Policies On International Affairs

Speaking for the first time as a delegate to Labour Party Conference, CWU member Aj Singh told delegates in Liverpool this morning that Tory Government policies on the middle east had failed and asked the question regarding the Syrian conflict: "Where is the humanity, empathy that this country was so proud of?" Source: Labour Party

Posted: 1st January 2016

Clive Lewis Focuses On Tory Mismanagement Of Our Armed Forces

Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Clive Lewis MP, attacked the Tory Government for it’s lack of care for the welfare and health and safety of our armed forces personel and condemned their cutting by one fifth of the defence budget. He pledged to ensure a British bid for the new aircraft carriers would […]

Posted: 1st January 2016

Emily Thornberry Accuses Government of Gross Neglegence Over Brexit

Speaking at this morning’s Labour Conference, Emily Thornberry, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, told delegates that [the government] "… have gone from gross negligence to rank incompetence" over the result of the European Referendum. Watch her full speech here: Source: Labour Party / YouTube

Posted: 1st January 2016

Labour Will Oppose The Populist Divisive Politics Of Brexit

Speaking this morning on day two of Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, Glenis Willmott, Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Partytold delegates that Labour must oppose the divisive, populist and jingoistic politics of the Brexit campaign in order to protect the principles that the Labour Party stands for. Here you can watch her speech in […]

Posted: 1st January 2016

Labour Pledge 1 Million New Homes In Next Parliament

With one Labour Conference delegate saying she can remember the TV programme ‘Cathy Come Home’, and another saying that the age of Rackman is back with us – both as a result of Tory party policies. Labour’s Teresa Pearce, Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning presented to their conference in Liverpool, the party’s ideas for […]

Posted: 1st January 2016

Video Excerpts From Labour Party Conference Day One

Sunday 25th September was the first day of the Labour Party Annual Conference 2016 held in Liverpool at the BT Convention Centre. Sections of policy discussed today were Community and Local Government, Transport followed by Reports given to conference on Wales presented by Carwyn Jones, First Minister for Wales and Dave Anderson, Shadow Secretary of […]

Posted: 1st January 2016