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From http://robflowers.co.uk/Don-t-Read-The-Sun

When I first saw this phrase, on a newsagent’s window in Liverpool, I wondered when this astronomical event was going to occur and if it would be visible in Morecambe.

However, after a second look, I saw the words 'we don’t sell the Sun' and I realised that the desired 'total eclipse' was of the heinous, so called ‘newspaper’.

Total Eclipse of the Sun

When I first saw this phrase, on a newsagent’s window in Liverpool, I wondered when this astronomical event was going to occur and if it would be visible in Morecambe.... Read more

Picture of Lizzi and Cat, courtesy of Colin Hartley

Morecambe and Lunesdale Constituency Labour Party members had a chance to meet their new Prospective Parliamentary candidate Lizzi Collinge last Friday evening (16th March), at a fundraising event held at the Strathmore Hotel in Morecambe. The event was hosted by MC Andy East, who welcomed guests to the delicious three course dinner.

The evening's special guest speaker was Cat Smith MP, Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, from nearby Lancaster & Fleetwood, who was keen to be there to support her close friend Lizzi.

 

Meet the Candidate Fundraising Evening with Lizzi Collinge and Cat Smith MP

Morecambe and Lunesdale Constituency Labour Party members had a chance to meet their new Prospective Parliamentary candidate Lizzi Collinge last Friday evening (16th March), at a fundraising event held at... Read more

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This year, in effect, International Womens' Day marks two anniversaries. International Womens' Day itself, and the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act of 6 February 1918. The piece of legislation heralded as the dawn of the female franchise. But in fact, this gave more working men the vote than women. Parliament passed an act granting the vote to women over the age of 30 who were householders, the wives of householders, occupiers of property with an annual rent of £5, and graduates of British universities. Many working-class women did not answer these qualifications, and it wasn't until the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act of 2 July 1928 that women gained voting rights on equal terms with men, without the financial and property qualifications.

A Woman’s Place is in Politics

  This year, in effect, International Womens' Day marks two anniversaries. International Womens' Day itself, and the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act of 6 February 1918.... Read more

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The CLP meeting for February was a very full and busy event, we managed to run out of chairs!

As well as the necessary CLP business, we appointed our new LGBT Officer - Lee Revell and agreed to affiliate to LGBT Labour, timely during LGBT History Month.

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We also agreed a donation of £50 to Lancashire Young Labour for their Conference in March.

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We then heard from a fantastic speaker, our newly appointed BAME officer, Naley Alobari and had a discussion session for members to say what they would like to see the CLP do. 

We even had time for a raffle!

Thank you to everyone that came along, it was the first meeting since the election of the new Exec and we hope to refine the meetings over time, any feedback is appreciated.

February 2018 CLP Meeting

The CLP meeting for February was a very full and busy event, we managed to run out of chairs! As well as the necessary CLP business, we appointed our new... Read more

The team effort that proves there are no no go areas for Labour.


Ahead of the Morecambe North By-Election on the 15th February, Labour candidate Darren Clifford talks about the campaign and the issues that have been discussed on the doorstep

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Morecambe North By-Election - 15th February

The team effort that proves there are no no go areas for Labour. Ahead of the Morecambe North By-Election on the 15th February, Labour candidate Darren Clifford talks about the... Read more

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If you are an LGBT+ Labour member in the Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency and looking to get more involved in the work of the local CLP, then we need an LGBT+ Officer on our Exec team. It’s an important role and one we’d love to be able to fill during LGBT+ History month. 

Morecambe has a long and varied history with the LGBT+ Community, The Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE) held its first national conference on the now demolished Central Pier in Morecambe back in 1973.


LGBT+ Officer for Morecambe and Lunesdale CLP

If you are an LGBT+ Labour member in the Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency and looking to get more involved in the work of the local CLP, then we need an... Read more

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Last week was so busy, we've had to split the news round up into 2 sections. In Part 1 of our round up report, we covered the election of our new PPC, Lizzi Collinge, the election of the vacant slots on our CLP Exec and the visit by Shadow Minister for Health, Jonathan Ashworth to speak at a joint event in Lancaster organised with Lancaster and Fleetwood CLP.

In Part 2, we will cover the Morecambe Bay Foodbank AGM, the launch of a new campaign to clean up the back alleyways in Morecambe, the first of our Community Conversations in Silverdale (there was alot of cake!) and all the work going on with the canvassing for the Morecambe North By-Election on the 15th February.

 

It's been a busy week in Morecambe and Lunesdale CLP (Part 2)

Last week was so busy, we've had to split the news round up into 2 sections. In Part 1 of our round up report, we covered the election of our... Read more

Our newly elected PPC, Lizzi Collinge with the members attending the CLP Meeting on Thursday.

With the election of our new Parliamentary Candidate, elections to the CLP Exec, a joint event in Lancaster with Shadow Minister for Health Jonathan Ashworth MP, the first of our Community Conversations held in Silverdale, the launch of a campaign by Town, City and County Councillor, Margaret Pattinson to clean up the back alleyways of Morecambe plus canvassing out in Morecambe North for the County By-Election in February, it's been a very busy week for the CLP and a sign of the positivity and enthusiasm that is infusing the whole of the Constituency.


 

It's been a busy week in Morecambe and Lunesdale CLP (Part 1)

With the election of our new Parliamentary Candidate, elections to the CLP Exec, a joint event in Lancaster with Shadow Minister for Health Jonathan Ashworth MP, the first of our... Read more

There have been some questions around the election process for the Exec Nominations

Morecambe and Lunesdale CLP Exec Nominations - 25th January 2018

There have been some questions around the election process for the Exec Nominations Read more

Traiiing event

To all the women who are thinking, or even maybe considering, running for City Council in 2019.

Anna Lee and Erica Lewis are running a Labour Womens' Network Training Event in Morecambe (venue to be confirmed) from 12-2 on Sunday 26th November.

I will also be participating in my role as sitting City Councillor/Womens' Officer.

Please RSVP to Anna Lee at Lancaster and Fleetwood Labour.

Labour Women's Network training event

To all the women who are thinking, or even maybe considering, running for City Council in 2019. Anna Lee and Erica Lewis are running a Labour Womens' Network Training Event in Morecambe (venue... Read more

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