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
15 February Comedy Night – Roll up! Roll Up! A little angel at Pavilion Labour has arranged a night of hilarious alternative comedy at Brighton’s Latest Music Bar to raise funds for Labour’s local election campaign. Featuring the hilarious Dyball and Kerr plus top-rated character actress Jo Neary. Don’t miss out – get your tickets here.
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.
Pavilion Labour’s 2018 AGM takes place on Saturday 8 December, starting 10.45am at Friends’ Meeting House. Delegates from local Labour branches and our Constituency Labour Party’s affiliates will consider changes to our constitution and elect our CLP’s new Executive Committee, to administer the business of the Labour Party in Brighton Pavilion during 2019.
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.
Labour aims for a diverse, inclusive and representative field of election candidates for the 2019 local government elections in Brighton and Hove. As shortlisting and selection gets underway in Brighton Pavilion, all members are encouraged to consider their own unconscious bias by watching two short videos linked here.
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.
3pm – 7pm, Sunday 24 June – Multi-cultural Eid Festival with music, interesting speakers, community stalls, halal and vegan food, and soft drinks, at Community Base, 113 Queen’s Road, BN1 3XG. Drop-in to meet Cllr Daniel Yates – Leader Brighton & Hove City Council, Imam Uthman – Al Medinah Mosque Brighton, Dr Bert Williams MBE – Brighton & Hove Black History, Asmat Roe – Brighton & Hove Muslim Women’s Group, Vice-Chair Brighton & Hove Racial Harassment Forum, and many other friends.
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.
Help write Labour’s next manifesto – Labour’s National Policy Forum is consulting on eight new policy documents between now and 24 June. Have your say online or join-in the discussion at Pavilion Labour’s Brighton Policy Forums at Community Base on 29 April and 3 June.
Calling Labour Candidates! Could you be a Labour Councillor? Now is the time to put yourself forward to be a Labour candidate for Brighton and Hove City Council in 2019. Labour’s Local Campaign Forum (LCF) is encouraging the widest range of Party members to come forward now so that all our branches have a real choice when we hold our selection meetings in the coming months. Contact the LCF Secretary is the first step. Read on to find out more…
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.
Read a summary report of the 2017 AGM of Brighton Pavilion Labour Party and the main business conducted, including details of the members elected to our Executive Committee, whose responsibility it is to manage Pavilion Labour until our next AGM in December 2018.
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.