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In accordance with the decision by the NEC yesterday, our all members meeting on Friday July 15th has been cancelled, as has our planned new members social on Friday July 22nd.

The NEC decided last night that all normal CLP and local branch party meetings will be suspended while the leadership contest is underway. This follows heightened worries about the level of animosity apparent at CLP meetings. Please see below our request for clarification from South East Regional Office


"All CLP meetings should be cancelled until after the Leadership election. The only exception to this rule is for meetings where the CLP is making a Leadership Nomination - when nominations open next week - or for meetings to discuss resolutions to National Conference. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

All CLP Secretaries will be getting full information about this ruling, plus all the information they'll need for the Leadership Election. This should be being sent out later today.

All Members should be getting an email tomorrow with all the information they need about voting."

Any members wishing for more information are encouraged to reply to email info@oxfordlabour.org.uk for further clarification. Could we also ask members to pass this information on so all concerned are made aware of the change of circumstances.

 

All members meeting CANCELLED

In accordance with the decision by the NEC yesterday, our all members meeting on Friday July 15th has been cancelled, as has our planned new members social on Friday July 22nd....

In memory of former Labour MP for Batley and Spen Jo Cox, a memorial fund has been set up in order to raise money to be spent on causes closest to her heart, as chosen by her family. 

Any money donated will be given to:

• HOPE not hate, a charity seeking to end the politics of extremism and hatred in the United Kingdom;
• The Royal Voluntary Service, a charity to support volunteers combatting loneliness in her constituency;
• The White Helmets, a group of search and rescue workers in the warzones of Syria.

Jo’s husband Brendan said of her, “Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people. She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now; one, that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her.”

Members are welcome to donate to this wonderful cause. You can find the fund and details of how to contribute here.

Jo Cox Memorial Fund

In memory of former Labour MP for Batley and Spen Jo Cox, a memorial fund has been set up in order to raise money to be spent on causes closest...


On Saturday 4th June, Oxford Labour will be attending Oxford Pride 2016. 

With just under three weeks to go to the EU referendum we'll be campaigning for Remain with the Labour In for Britain campaign along with LGBT Labour. We'll be joined by former MEP and LGBT Labour patron Lord Michael Cashman.

If you would like to attend we will be meeting at Radcliffe Square at 11.30am for a 12 noon start. Look out for the Oxford Labour banner.

For more information please contact Cllr Tom Hayes · labourred@gmail.com · 07901 853 314 

Join us at Oxford Pride Saturday June 4th

On Saturday 4th June, Oxford Labour will be attending Oxford Pride 2016. 

Labour exceeded expectations in the local elections in Oxford on May 5th

Of the 24 City Council seats being contest, Labour won a total of 18 and came second in 7 others. Labour’s share of the vote was 47% across Oxford, an increase of 5.6% on 2014. 

All of Labour’s incumbent councillors were re-elected, many with increased majorities, testament to the hard work and dedication Labour councillors undertake. Dan Iley-Williamson, Marie Tidball, Steve Curran, Jamila Azad and Nigel Chapman are our new additions to the council. We would also like to thank Roy Darke, Oscar Van Nooijen and Bev Clack, who all stood down in May.

Ed Turner, Deputy Leader of Oxford City Council said: “The results are confirmation that we are fantastic, diverse, liberal city and people love living here and helping to make it a fairer and more equal place.”

In the Cherwell District Council elections Labour candidates Cath Arakelian, Andrew Hornsby-Smith and Janet Warren won 1,810 votes in Kidlington East, while Chris Robbins, John Stansby and Michael Taylor won 1,370 votes in Kidlington West.

The results for Oxford City Council can be read here

The results for Cherwell District council can be read here

Oxford Labour make gains in local elections

Labour exceeded expectations in the local elections in Oxford on May 5th

On Thursday May 7th, we launched our manifesto for the 2016 local elections. You can read it in full here.

In this manifesto, we set out our vision for Oxford and our ideas on how to make it a fairer place to live.  Our manifesto is positive, deliverable, and draws upon the excellent ideas brought forward by you, the local Labour party members, our outstanding councillors and those in the communities they are proud to serve.

Over the next four years, we will:

  • Promote the Oxford Living Wage as the minimum rate of pay for all city workers and ensure that it is paid to our own staff, contractors and suppliers
  • Resist the privatisation of council services and instead seek to sell Oxford’s services to other private and public sector organisations.
  • Support new housing, with a local housing company and a robust campaign for high-quality urban extensions
  • Work to make Oxford a great city for cyclists by integrating cycling infrastructure into new developments and improving the quality of cycle lanes and parking
  • Support grassroots sport, with backing for local clubs, improvements to pavilions, an outstanding new facility at Horspath Road, and affordable access to our leisure centres
  • Reduce Oxford’s carbon footprint, extend access to recycling, and clamp down on environmental crimes.

2016 City Council Manifesto Released

On Thursday May 7th, we launched our manifesto for the 2016 local elections. You can read it in full here.

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