On July 16th Oxford Labour hosted a Leader and Deputy Leader hustings at the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church on New Inn Hall Street. 350 came to see the candidates speak, chaired by Sally Copley. We had a wide ranging debate on a variety of topics, and thanks to your generous donations during the event we raised £700 for the local party's campaigning effort.
We've uploaded a few photos from the night above.
Carole Roberts, longtime Blackbird Leys resident, former Lord Mayor and City Councillor, yesterday received a merit award from Ann Black, National Executive Committee member and Secretary of the Oxford & District Labour Party. The National Merit Award is an honour reserved for Labour Party members who have a distinguished history of service to their local communities.
Carole joined the party in 1959 and served as councillor for the former Temple Cowley ward, the Iffley & Rose Hill ward and, most recently, Northfield Brook. She was Lord Mayor in 1998/9 after serving as Deputy Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Oxford. Until recently she managed the Rose Hill & Donnington Advice Centre which she joined in 1989 as the first advice worker. Carole is currently recuperating from treatment at the Churchill Hospital in Headington.
UPDATE 10/8/15: Carole sadly passed away on August 9th. Our thoughts are with Carole's family and friends.
We hosted the first of our welcome events for new members on Saturday 1st August at our offices. It was great to meet so many new faces and listen to stories of why they joined the Labour Party after the election.
We've had hundreds of new members in Oxford and District since the election and have lots of other socials, events and meetings planned to welcome them into the fold.
Haven't joined yet but want to? Go to join.labour.org.uk. To vote in the leadership election join by August 12th.
Oxford Labour are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a hustings for Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party on Thursday 16th July at 6pm at the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church.
You can find out more on our event page.
Oxford Labour would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped in the General Election campaign in Oxford East, Oxford West & Abingdon and beyond. It is only through the hard-work of our volunteers that we are able to achieve great election results here in Oxford, and your support is most appreciated.
We go out knocking on doors speaking to residents all year round, not just near election time - you can sign up to join our team here: www.oxfordlabour.org.uk/volunteer
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