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
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.
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.
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Find out how you can help to make a difference.
Meet our Executive Committee.
Our Executive Committee
Vice Chair Campaign
Vice Chair Membership
Cecilia Kallergis Penn
Trade Union Liaison Officer
Political Education Officer
Social Media Officer
Catherine Gutmann Roberts
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)
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.
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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.https://youtu.be/bpCRQZiQ6Y8
We are Bournemouth Labour. We are your colleagues, neighbours, friends and family. We love our town and the communities who make it great. We’ve been out across town meeting you and listening to your concerns and suggestions. We will work with you and for you. Over the coming weeks we’ll outline our commitments to fight […]
Henry Land Walking my dog across Bourne Valley, in between teaching at a Poole primary school, has given me the opportunity to listen to the visions people have for our ward. David Stokes Born and brought up locally, and having attended Poole College, I now work for a localconstruction company. I’m a member of Unite […]
CECILIA PENN I’ve been a Bournemouth resident most of my life, and have lived in Winton East with my family for the last 17 years. I’m a Playworker, managing local breakfast, after school, and holiday clubs, including one at St Luke’s School. Over the last year we have spoken with many Winton residents. One of […]