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Local pensioners concerned for the future

Labour candidate for Ludlow constituency Dr Julia Buckley has been hearing from local pensioners who are worried about the future.

Local pensioners concerned for the future

Local pensioners concerned for the future Labour candidate for Ludlow constituency Dr Julia Buckley has been hearing from local pensioners who are worried about the future. Read more

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Ludlow Labour Party are delighted to announce Dr. Julia Buckley as Labour’s candidate in the forthcoming general election on 8th June.

 

Dr. Julia Buckley announced as Labour’s Candidate Election Candidate

Ludlow Labour Party are delighted to announce Dr. Julia Buckley as Labour’s candidate in the forthcoming general election on 8th June.   Read more

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Here are our nine Labour candidates for Shropshire's Local Election. This is Labour standing up for you in Shropshire - vote Labour on 4th May!

Our Local Election Candidates 4th May

Here are our nine Labour candidates for Shropshire's Local Election. This is Labour standing up for you in Shropshire - vote Labour on 4th May! Read more

Are you as worried as I am, about all the proposed cuts to local public services? 

On 4th May, if Bridgnorth votes again for the same 4 Conservative councillors who currently represent us on Shropshire Council, then you should know what they’ve got planned for the next 4 years....

  • £66 Million of budget cuts between 2017-2019
  • Allowing 2,000 NHS staff to be made redundant across Shropshire  
  • Allowing the downgrading of our Maternity Unit and nearest A&E
  • Further reduction to local bus routes to rural villages
  • 50% reduction in youth services, followed by complete closure by 2019
  • Drastic cuts to our schools’ budgets: 
    • St. Leonards Primary School cut by 11%- £154,237 until 2019 (-£510 per pupil, average of 4 teachers lost per year)
    • St. John’s Catholic Primary School cut by 10% -£79,881 (-£388 per pupil, 2 teachers)
    • St. Mary’s Bluecoat Primary School, cut by 11%, -£52, 289 until 2019, (-£393 per pupil) lose 1 teacher per year.
    • Bridgnorth Endowed Secondary School, cut by 12%, - £452,338 (-£676 per pupil) and lose 13 teachers

 

I would like to offer you a choice

You have a new candidate this year – Dr. Julia Buckley, a local mum of 2 with children at St. Leonards School, who works at Wolverhampton Council, bringing in funding to modernise and prioritise services for the most vulnerable.

If you are ready for a change, then give me a chance.

If you elect me in the local elections on 4th May, I will:

  • Use full Council powers of scrutiny to oppose all cuts to NHS services and ensure maximum public consultation.  
  • Specifically oppose the proposals to downgrade our Midwife Lead Maternity Unit, and the A&E at Telford hospital
  • Seek transparency on all budget cuts, and propose “options analyses” to explore all other avenues for funding or modernisation before considering any service cuts
  • Fight for a fairer methodology to calculate funding for our schools
  • Listen to the public when they overwhelmingly reject planning proposals from developers, unwanted in this town
  • Defend our library from any further cuts in opening hours
  • Seek funding to support our young people with meaningful activities

 

Julia with Gareth Snell following his by election victory in Stoke

Julia's been campaigning to save our local Maternity Unit from being closed with a High Street campaign, collecting signatures for both the Labour NHS campaign and Bobbie Brown's Save Bridgnorth Maternity Unit campaign.

You can follow Julia on Facebook at fb.com/juliabuckleyforbridgnorthcouncil/

Julia Buckley for Bridgnorth

Are you as worried as I am, about all the proposed cuts to local public services?  On 4th May, if Bridgnorth votes again for the same 4 Conservative councillors who...

I am a Highley resident of eleven years, a working mother of four grown-up children and a parish councillor of seven years serving your parish. I can best challenge the Conservative majority Council by being a Labour Candidate, as there are six scrutiny committees, led by Conservatives administering Conservative policy. Top down. This is not right.

  • Vote Challenge 
  • Vote Change
  • Vote to fight for Highley's voice where the decisions are made
  • Vote Nicki Barker

Nicki Barker for Highley


Any queries or concerns, please comment or send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you for your time.

To join in and keep up to date, like my Facebook page at fb.com/nickibarkerforhighley/

Nicki Barker for Highley

I am a Highley resident of eleven years, a working mother of four grown-up children and a parish councillor of seven years serving your parish. I can best challenge the...

Ann will be standing in the Worfield Ward for this May's Shropshire Council elections.

Worfield is a place close to my heart, I live locally and raise my children here. My (husband's) family have farmed here for well over 100 years and I'm determined to make sure our schools and services are protected while ensuring more is done to protect our rural areas from crime.

 Ann Rochelle for Shropshire Council


Representatives in local government are chosen to give a voice to the areas which they represent. My most important duty, should I be elected, will be to stand up for what's important to the people of Worfield. I am committed to making sure that this beautiful part of the country's needs are not over looked, as I believe they have been under previous administrations.

Ann Rochelle for Shropshire Council

Ann will be standing in the Worfield Ward for this May's Shropshire Council elections.Worfield is a place close to my heart, I live locally and raise my children here. My... Read more

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JOIN OUR LOCAL CAMPAIGN THIS SATURDAY:

Care For The NHS


Under the Tories our NHS is underfunded and understaffed

Around 3.9 million people on waiting lists

1.8 million people wait four hours or more in A&E

One in four patients have to wait a week or more to see their GP

Social care is approaching a 'tipping point' according to the regulator

There are events in Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Bishop's Castle, Broseley and Cleobury Mortimer.

Ludlow - 11am meet outside the Fish House, top of Corve Street for leafleting.

Bridgnorth - 2pm outside the Town Hall, we will be handing out leaflets for the national Labour NHS campaign and also petitioning against the closure of Bridgnorth Maternity Hospital. Please join us outside Fatface near the Town Hall, and bring a clipboard if possible. Any information you need on the campaigns will be provided, as well as advice on what to say.

Bishop's Castle - 10.30am on the High Street, meet opposite the Co-op.

Cleobury Mortimer - 2pm Leafleting in Cleobury Mortimer. Meet outside McCartney's Estate Agents.

Broseley  - 10.00am Leafleting in High Street, Broseley. Meet opposite Memorial Gardens.

NHS National Campaign Day Sat 21 January

JOIN OUR LOCAL CAMPAIGN THIS SATURDAY: Care For The NHS Under the Tories our NHS is underfunded and understaffed Around 3.9 million people on waiting lists 1.8 million people wait...

 

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Health and Social Care in England are now widely recognised to be in crisis, due to chronic underfunding and creeping privatisation.  We are organising a workshop open to all members and supporters on Saturday 18 February 10am to 1pm at the Methodist Hall, Corvedale Road, Craven Arms SY7 9ND.

At this workshop day we will discuss the issues, agree a strategy, produce a campaign plan and make campaign materials. Please do come along and get involved.

 The workshop is free, but ticketed.  Click here to register your places!

NHS and Social Care Workshop

    Health and Social Care in England are now widely recognised to be in crisis, due to chronic underfunding and creeping privatisation.  We are organising a workshop open to all...

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Ludlow Labour members will be turning out tomorrow morning to support the biggest demo in the town in a decade.  Ludlow is expected to come to a standstill on Saturday 3 December for a march and demonstration in support of Ludlow Maternity Unit.

Traffic will be brought to a standstill when banner-waving marchers make their way from the cannon outside Ludlow Castle to the hospital.

Christmas shoppers are likely to be affected by the protest that starts at 12noon.

The march has been organised by Ludlow mums Sarah Meek and Alison Hiles who fear for the future of the maternity unit that was closed for a week earlier in the autumn.

This followed problems with the building although the unit was rapidly reopened in a ward of Ludlow Hospital that was mothballed last year.

Despite the rapid reinstatement of the service and reassurances given at a recent public meeting of the Ludlow Health Forum there are real fears for the long-term future of the maternity unit in Ludlow.

The concern is that health chiefs, faced with finding savings of £1.5 million on maternity services in Shropshire, have the Ludlow unit in their sights.  This must not happen!  Do join the march on Saturday, 11.30 for 12 noon by The Cannon in Castle Square!

Support #SaveLudlowMaternityUnit demo on Sat 3 December!

Ludlow Labour members will be turning out tomorrow morning to support the biggest demo in the town in a decade.  Ludlow is expected to come to a standstill on Saturday...

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South Shropshire Branch is organising a Christmas Social - all members and supporters welcome! Friendly and festive conversation, a quiz, a spot or two of political poetry and a set of fantastic music from Whalebone, featuring Bridgnorth member Charlotte Watson...

Wednesday 14 December at 7.30pm in Oscars at the Assembly Rooms in Ludlow.

An Invitation to South Shropshire Christmas Social

South Shropshire Branch is organising a Christmas Social - all members and supporters welcome! Friendly and festive conversation, a quiz, a spot or two of political poetry and a set...

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