Welcome to Brighton Pavilion Labour Party. If you want to reach us or get involved in our campaigns, please call 01273 806773 option 3. To join the Labour Party, please go to www.join.labour.org.uk. You can also donate to Pavilion Labour, or download our standing order form here, with our thanks.
Promoted by Adam Englebright, CLP Secretary, on behalf of Brighton Pavilion Constituency Labour Party, both at 11 Dorset Street, Brighton BN2 1WA
Register to vote, now! Please check you’re registered to vote – don’t just assume that you are. With an election coming, one of the most important things to do now is to get all Labour supporters registered to vote. Don’t lose your voice, or your vote – make sure that you are registered to vote. It only takes a few minutes to register online here.
Pankhurst Flats Fundraiser – Pavilion Labour has paid £587 to the Pankhurst flats fire campaign fundraiser after our delegates held a collection at Labour Party Conference. Thanks to everyone who donated in solidarity and support for families and residents who have lost everything in the fire which completely destroyed at least 12 flats and damaged many more.
#Lab19 references back – Pavilion Labour hopes that Conference Arrangements Committee will end the chaos seen at 2019 Labour conference on Sunday by either circulating the full text of all reference back submissions, or taking the votes on each immediately after they are moved and debated. If not, we trust that this blog is of some use to conference delegates voting on references back.
Pavilion Labour sends a warm welcome to everyone in Brighton for 2019 Labour Conference and asks delegates to #Lab19 to support our motion on trans equality in the priorities ballot and reference back the CAC report to discuss our constitutional amendment (held over from 2018) limiting member suspensions to 3 months ordinarily. Most of all, don’t forget to visit our stall! Find us at stand 62, nearby the balloting area on the ground floor of the conference exhibition.
It’s our future! Dan Carey, Pavilion Labour Youth Officer, calls on all Labour members and supporters to join-in the global climate strike on Friday 20 September. Meet at Hove Lawns to march at 11am for a rally at The Level, with speakers, music and protest action there from midday. Dan also urges everyone to make sure all Labour supporters we know are registered to vote.
Pavilion Labour sends a warm welcome to all our sisters and brothers visiting Brighton for the TUC’s Congress 2019. We believe that trade union freedom is a crucial issue for the whole labour movement and are supporting a statement on the right to organise and strike. Free our unions! And don’t miss the important meeting of Brighton, Hove & District Trades Council on 11 September.
End the Rail Rip-Off! On 14 August, Labour members nationwide will join in the national rail fares action with We Own It and RMT union members, calling for rail public ownership and an end to rip-off fares. Come along to Brighton station from 7am.
We Stand Together – Pavilion Labour will be standing in solidarity with all LGBT+ people, marching in the Parade as part of the Labour bloc, celebrating diversity, campaigning for equality and enjoying all the fun at Brighton Pride on 3 August 2019. Labour has a proud record of championing the fight for LGBT+ equality. Back Labour for a Government which will say no to austerity, yes to equality. #WeStandTogether with all LGBT+ people because we’re #LabourAndProud.
Only a Labour Government can save our NHS writes Pavilion Labour’s Chair, Jon Rogers, because only Labour will recreate the NHS as it was founded, to a system based on need not profit, including joint planning with a national care service. Labour’s transformative programme to rebuild Britain in the interests of the many not the few, is provoking attacks from those who oppose social progress. The best response from all Labour supporters is to talk to voters and take our Party’s message back to our streets.
Hands off Moulsecoomb Primary School – Pavilion Labour believes that our schools are better run under council management within the local education authority. So we are asking everyone to support the campaign to stop the forced academisation of Moulsecoomb Primary School. Please sign the petition here and, if you can, join-in the March for Moulsecoomb which leaves from the school at 10am on Saturday 13 July for a picnic and rally at The Level.
Generation Left – Join Pavilion Young Labour and Keir Milburn, author of Generation Left, for a discussion of the role of age in contemporary politics. All ages welcome at the Friends’ Meeting House, from 6pm – 8pm on Thursday 30 May 2019.
Bring our country together – vote Labour on Thursday 23 May! Only 38% people voted in Brighton & Hove at the last European elections. That helped far right UKIP win 4 of the 10 South East MEPs as their vote was a bigger share of a small turnout. We urge Brighton & Hove people to vote at the European elections on 23 May, as all our votes will count in this election. A vote for Labour can stop the divisive hate-mongers of the Brexit Party, UKIP and their Tory friends.
Vote Labour on Thursday 2nd May! As voters in Brighton and Hove, we have one chance every four years to choose new councillors. Please vote Labour on Thursday 2nd May 2019 before polling stations close at 10pm. Read on for details of Labour candidates and our local manifesto for Brighton and Hove.
Together we can achieve! – Join Labour women from all over Brighton & Hove on Saturday 9 March 2019 at The Dome for Brighton’s celebration of International Women’s Day . Throughout the day Pavilion Labour women will be running a stall at the International Women’s Day event in The Dome. This is the brilliant Brighton celebration organised annually by Brighton Women’s Centre. As it runs from 10am to 5pm, all volunteers are welcome. Read on to find out about our lead campaigns for the day…
Support Transgender People – Pavilion Labour’s motion to 2019 Labour Women’s Conference calls on Labour Women and Labour’s NEC to promote widely the Party’s policy of trans inclusivity, to consider how trans people can be supported to fully participate in our Party, and to ensure that Labour is inclusive of all. Our motion calls for a campaign for equality for all. We think that’s the sort of change all Labour members believe in and our delegates Katie and Elaine are asking Labour Women to support us in Telford at #LabWomen2019 this February.
Justice for Jay – Tuesday 29 January sadly marks 20 years since the death of Jay Abatan. Please join Jay’s brother Michael, members of Pavilion Labour and other campaigners from 4pm outside Brighton Police Station in John Street during a 20th anniversary vigil to demand ‘Justice for Jay’.
Meet Our Exec – find out who was elected at our 2018 AGM and read more about each of the members of our new Executive Committee, elected to run Brighton Pavilion Labour Party and administer our Party’s business day-to-day.
Labour Conference has agreed policy to repeal Britain’s anti-trade union laws and introduce strong legal rights to organise, collectively bargain and strike. Pavilion Labour believes that trade union freedom is a crucial issue for the whole labour movement. We are asking other Labour Parties and Labour’s affiliates to endorse and promote a statement on the right to organise and strike. Pavilion Labour says: Free our trade unions!
On Saturday 13 October, join-in the fight for the future of our NHS and public services! Add your voice to those calling for an end to failed Tory austerity by marching with Pavilion Labour, Sussex Defend the NHS and many others including trade unionists, socialists and community groups. Assemble 11.30am at The Level, Brighton BN2 9SY ahead of a send-off rally with speakers at 11.45am. March with us, leaving The Level at 12.30pm, for a rally at Regency Square, Brighton BN1 at 1.30pm.
Labour has a plan to rebuild Britain. Come along to Pavilion Labour’s Environment Action Event from 10am on Saturday 29 September, or join-in our campaigning that afternoon, to find out more about Labour’s policies for jobs, investment, housing and public services, which will rebuild our economy, communities and public services – for the many, not the few.
Pavilion Labour will be celebrating diversity, campaigning for equality and enjoying all the fun at Brighton Pride on 4 August 2018. Labour has a proud record of championing the fight for LGBT+ equality. Back Labour for a Government which will say no to austerity, yes to equality. We’re #LabourAndProud
Enjoy highlights of the main speeches with this playlist from Pavilion Labour’s Multi-cultural Eid Festival, including the major speeches from Asmat Roe – Brighton & Hove Muslim Women’s Group and Vice-Chair of Brighton and Hove’s Racial Harassment Forum, who describes the history and ongoing work of the Forum in tackling and reducing racist and religiously-motivated incidents, and the reflections of self-described “Windrush minor” Bert Williams MBE.
End the Tories’ ‘hostile environment’ policy – Under the Tories, 63 black British citizens, members of the Windrush Generation, have been deported. Others have been denied NHS treatment, made homeless, lost jobs, refused pensions, or been criminalised, and more cases remain unresolved weeks after the Tory Government promised ‘urgent action’ within a fortnight. Labour would repeal the Tories’ racist ‘hostile environment’ policy and we call on its author – Theresa May – to take responsibility and resign.
Labour and the TUC agree that workers need a £10 an hour minimum wage, secure jobs and an end to zero hour contracts. Labour stands for a growing economy where our national wealth is shared rather than going to those who are already well off. People who have lived, worked and paid taxes in our country for years must not be deported because of the colour of their skin. The Windrush Generation is part of our society. We want a fair deal at work for everyone, not just those at the top.
Thanks to everyone who has signed our petition to Keep Our Ticket Offices Open. You can be assured that Pavilion Labour will not let up our campaigning to keep station ticket offices open and to return our railways to public ownership, where the needs of passengers and our environment will be put before profit
Our NHS – Fix it now! On 3 February 2018, Labour Party members from Brighton and Hove joined health workers, trades unionists, patients, NHS campaigners and many more, travelling up to London to march in support of our NHS. Just as we had done on 4 March 2017 when Ian McIsaac reported from Whose NHS? OurNHS! . We won’t stop fighting for our NHS until it’s saved!
Pavilion Labour Chair, Jon Rogers, reflects on 2017, wishes all members well for the festive period and for a good 2018, and identifies some key challenges ahead for our Party.
Is Pavilion no longer facing oblivion? The Boundary Commission has now published its revised proposals for the boundaries of Brighton and Hove’s three parliamentary constituencies. These may be less absurd than the Commission’s last proposals, but we still encourage everyone to have a good look and, if you wish to (we think you might), submit comments before this final consultation ends on 11 December 2017.
Labour stands for equality and social justice at home and for peace and internationalism abroad. Our policies are in the interests of the overwhelming majority of people and our members are united in campaigning for a Labour Government to stop the Tories taking Britain backwards. So encourage everyone you know to vote Labour (whoever the candidate) and to volunteer for your local Labour Party. For an economy that works for all, vote Labour on 8 June and get involved with our 2017 General Election campaign.
The six year old war in Syria has caused untold misery. As Labour’s leadership stands out against action that escalates conflict, Theresa May’s focus is on arms sales and her Government offers nothing constructive towards peace in the Middle East. By contrast, Labour believes in an ethical foreign policy.
Welcome from our Chair – Jon Rogers, honoured to have been elected as the new Chair of Brighton Pavilion Labour Party, introduces himself and encourages all Labour members and supporters to participate in our local Labour Party.