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The Guildford Borough Council budget is a difficult budget for difficult times. At a time of wage stagnation and price inflation, Guildford Labour are uncomfortable about agreeing a 3% rise to the Council Tax.

Labour respond to Borough Council budget

The Guildford Borough Council budget is a difficult budget for difficult times. At a time of wage stagnation and price inflation, Guildford Labour are uncomfortable about agreeing a 3% rise... Read more

Guildford Labour is shocked at the decision from the Planning Inspector to allow Solum’s proposed development of the Railway Station to go ahead. We are now faced with the prospect of having an ugly, oversized megalith in place of a more thoughtful, sensitive and attractive development more in keeping with the special character of the town.

Listen to Brian Creese discuss the decision on BBC Radio Surrey:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05t4xry#playt=02h50m21s

Guildford Labour shocked by railway station go ahead

Guildford Labour is shocked at the decision from the Planning Inspector to allow Solum’s proposed development of the Railway Station to go ahead. We are now faced with the prospect... Read more

Labour will reform the rail system, to put passengers’ interests rather than profit at its heart, Guildford Labour Party members told commuters at the town's railway station on 2nd January.

The contrast with the current approach could not be clearer as the cost of a season ticket from the town to London increased to a staggering £3620 per year, as fares nationally increased by 3.4% despite wages.

Railways for the public, not for private public

Labour will reform the rail system, to put passengers’ interests rather than profit at its heart, Guildford Labour Party members told commuters at the town's railway station on 2nd January.... Read more

THE removal of scores of smoke alarms from communal areas in blocks of flats across Guildford is an unacceptable risk to the lives of residents, Labour Councillor James Walsh has said.

And he has called on the council leadership to reinstall the alarms without delay.

Cllr Walsh calls for immediate reinstallation of fire alarms in Guildford flats

THE removal of scores of smoke alarms from communal areas in blocks of flats across Guildford is an unacceptable risk to the lives of residents, Labour Councillor James Walsh has... Read more

In December 2015 the BBC found that hospitals were making millions of pounds every year from car parking charges and that most hospitals charge for disabled parking. Charities such as McMillan Cancer and groups such as the Patients Association have said that hospital car parking charges are morally wrong especially for the disabled and those attending hospital for life saving treatment. The Patients Association also state that the claim from hospitals that car parking revenue is reinvested into front line services is simply not true.

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End Hospital Parking Charges Says Guildford Labour Party

In December 2015 the BBC found that hospitals were making millions of pounds every year from car parking charges and that most hospitals charge for disabled parking. Charities such as... Read more

Our movement was in its early days inspired by the actions of William Morris and Robert Owen.  Owen spoke of  “the union and co-operation of all for the benefit of each”. Those two words “union” and “co-operation” mean so much to our movement. They are our philosophy, and our institutions, our theory and our practice.

Labour and Co-op Parties lead a movement of half a million people

Our movement was in its early days inspired by the actions of William Morris and Robert Owen.  Owen spoke of  “the union and co-operation of all for the benefit of... Read more

Over the bonfire weekend, the BBC’s Ellie Price came to Guildford to test the attitudes of voters in Conservative-dominated Surrey.

The BBC visited Bushy Hill Junior School, Merrow for their bonfire celebrations on Thursday 2nd November. They asked the parents and locals at the event ‘Is Theresa May in control?’ and the results were broadcast on The Sunday Politics on Sunday. You can see the results here:

Guildford votes that Theresa May has lost control

Over the bonfire weekend, the BBC’s Ellie Price came to Guildford to test the attitudes of voters in Conservative-dominated Surrey. The BBC visited Bushy Hill Junior School, Merrow for their... Read more

The Guildford Labour Party would like to thank Guildford Borough Council, Rev. Robert Cotton, the choir and staff at Holy Trinity church for organising Bill's excellent memorial service.

Farewell Bill

The Guildford Labour Party would like to thank Guildford Borough Council, Rev. Robert Cotton, the choir and staff at Holy Trinity church for organising Bill's excellent memorial service. Read more

Guildford Constituency Labour Party would like to congratulate the partnership between The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust and Procare Health, the Guildford and Waverley GP Federation, in winning the Adult Community Health Services contract with affect from April 2018.  The partnership was successful in beating the incumbent, Virgin Care, who had held the contract since 2012.

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Royal Surrey partners with Procare Health

Guildford Constituency Labour Party would like to congratulate the partnership between The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust and Procare Health, the Guildford and Waverley GP Federation, in winning the... Read more

Guildford's four delegates to the Labour Party Conference at Brighton heard an inspirational vision for the future.

Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell, Angela Rayner and Guildford's Emily Thornberry were amongst those who delivered substantial keynote speeches offering a positive alternative to the coalition of chaos currently presided over by Theresa May.

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Labour offers hope to the people of Guildford

Guildford's four delegates to the Labour Party Conference at Brighton heard an inspirational vision for the future. Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell, Angela Rayner and Guildford's Emily Thornberry were amongst those... Read more

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