Our plan for Britain

We want to build a Britain that works for the many, not the few. That means building the homes we need to rent and buy, keeping our communities safe, giving our schools the funding they need, and restoring the NHS to its place as the envy of the world.

A council that works for people, not profit.

Bringing all council contracts in-house where possible, and prioritising companies who employ and train local people for all outsourced work. Ensuring all council employees and employees of companies carrying out council work are paid at least the recognised living wage of £10 an hour.

Healthcare for all

Ensuring elderly and disabled residents are properly supported and comfortable in their own homes as long as possible. Pushing for scrutiny of service providers and ending inadequate 15 minute visits. Signing the National Pensioners Convention’s Dignity Code and developing an action plan to combat loneliness

Secure homes for all

Closing loopholes which allow developers to avoid building any affordable properties and regulating the use of homes as short-term holiday lets.

Corrie Drew
Bournemouth East

I grew up on a council estate in the West Midlands, attending the local state schools. At 18, I fell in love with Bournemouth and moved here to to do voluntary work. For many years I worked on the front line with children, young people and adults experiencing poverty, homelessness, addiction and domestic violence in our town. I have always privately rented and supplemented my income working for local businesses: experience which I share with many in Bournemouth, where housing costs are higher and wages lower than the national average.

I attended Birmingham City University at 31, becoming the second woman in the world to gain a first class honours degree in Horology. My career has given me insight into the need for greater availability of quality apprenticeships to renew our skilled craft and trade workforce.

I’ve campaigned on climate change, animal rights, human rights and inequality since I was 6 years old and my desire to fight such injustice has never faded. As a working class woman, I believe in the need for a truly representative parliament, with the diversity of background and experience to serve the many, not the privileged few. 

Corrie Drew

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Austerity at a glance

People are homeless1
Emergency food parcels2
Dorset children in poverty3
Deaths linked to austerity4

1. Shelter November 2018 press release
2. Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network distributed 1,332,952 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, a 13% increase on the previous year.
3. A report by The Children’s Society
4. Effects of health and social care spending constraints on mortality in England: a time trend analysis. A report published by BMJ

Why did you join the Labour Party

To secure for workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distribution thereof on the basis of common ownership of the means of production (Clause 4)

Patrick Canavan

 I joined the party in 1974 because I always hated inequality and injustice and believed the state should provide support for people at times of need. I've been a member ever since and moved to Bournemouth 15 years ago and bringing my membership and socialist ideals with me.

Tina Thompson


We're rebuilding Britain

Bournemouth is an incredible place and we’re proud to call it our home. 
With the wonderful diversity of people, communities, skills and experience which make up our town, we have huge potential. Yet, many hard working people are struggling, where we have lower than average wages, with a higher than average cost of renting or buying a home. We are seeing a rise in child poverty, violent crime and reliance on food banks. None of this is necessary.
Bournemouth Labour wants to deliver transformative policies which would invest in our town- its people, services and infrastructure, to see us all truly thrive. We will rebuild Bournemouth- for the many, not the few.

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