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Guildford Labour believes that only a massive rise in the use of buses can keep chronic congestion from swamping Guildford town centre. 

Last week Labour announced its policy of providing under 25s with free bus travel. The shadow transport secretary, Andy McDonald, said: “Buses are vital for easing road congestion and air pollution, but for too long private bus companies have run our services for profit not people.”

Labour will make bus travel free for under 25s

Guildford Labour believes that only a massive rise in the use of buses can keep chronic congestion from swamping Guildford town centre.  Last week Labour announced its policy of providing... Read more

Head to Portsmouth this Saturday where John Howarth MEP will be speaking alongside Heidi Alexander MP at the Labour Rally for the Single Market.

The event, at John Pounds Centre, Queen Street, Portsmouth between 12:30 and 14:30, is hosted by Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan and organised by the Labour Campaign for the Single Market.

Join Labour Campaign for the Single Market in Portsmouth

Head to Portsmouth this Saturday where John Howarth MEP will be speaking alongside Heidi Alexander MP at the Labour Rally for the Single Market. The event, at John Pounds Centre,... Read more

The All Members Meeting for March took place on Wednesday night at Cranleigh Sports and Social Club. The main speaker was David Cowan who leads Surrey Community Led Housing. His talk was a beginners guide to community led housing, including coops, self-build and co-housing developments.

A Community future for Housing

The All Members Meeting for March took place on Wednesday night at Cranleigh Sports and Social Club. The main speaker was David Cowan who leads Surrey Community Led Housing. His... Read more

Melanie Onn MP, shadow minister for housing, opened a conference, Guildford’s Housing crisis: towards progressive solutions, on Thursday afternoon last week (March 22).

Conference Puts Focus On Housing Crisis In Guildford

Melanie Onn MP, shadow minister for housing, opened a conference, Guildford’s Housing crisis: towards progressive solutions, on Thursday afternoon last week (March 22). Read more

Guildford Labour Party certainly agrees with some of Jonathon Bore’s comments, and notes that the Inspector is demanding to see action rather than simply fine words.

Labour shares Inspector's housing concerns

Guildford Labour Party certainly agrees with some of Jonathon Bore’s comments, and notes that the Inspector is demanding to see action rather than simply fine words. Read more

Last week's Guildford's Housing Crisis has been praised as an "excellent event" by Shadow Housing Minister Melanie Onn.

Onn wrote to event organiser Brian Creese to say: "It was great to be back in Guildford and meet your activists and other people interested in housing solutions for your local area."

Thanks to all who attended.  We will be covering issues raised at the Conference over the following weeks.

Onn hails Housing conference success

Last week's Guildford's Housing Crisis has been praised as an "excellent event" by Shadow Housing Minister Melanie Onn. Onn wrote to event organiser Brian Creese to say: "It was great... Read more

Shadow Minister for Housing Melanie Onn will now headline the Guildford's Housing Crisis event which will take place this Thursday, 22nd March 2018.

Regrettably, Shadow Secretary of State for Housing John Healey will now no longer be able to attend due to another commitment.

Onn to headline Guildford’s Housing Crisis event

Shadow Minister for Housing Melanie Onn will now headline the Guildford's Housing Crisis event which will take place this Thursday, 22nd March 2018. Regrettably, Shadow Secretary of State for Housing... Read more

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

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