Withdean Labour includes Withdean, Westdene, Varndean, Surrenden and Preston Village, covering the area from Preston Drove to The Deneway and up to the edge of the Downs, and from Dyke Road to Ditchling Road.
We hold members’ meetings most months (on no set date), breaking for a Summer Party in August. On campaign days, Withdean Labour members runs Pavilion Labour’s campaign stall for London Road shoppers, and we run local leafleting and campaigning sessions around our neighbourhood at other times. We also enjoy occasional other events including outings to a local pub quiz, where volunteer are always welcome!
Withdean Labour can be contacted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Branch is chaired by Katrina and our joint secretaries are Derek and Juliet.
Withdean Labour Party regularly campaigns on local and national issues, such as Save Preston Park Cycle Track, the People’s Post and Action For Rail, as well as having many members actively involved with local education and NHS campaigns. We are committed supporters of rail public ownership and call for proper investment in our station infrastructure, so obviously needed at Preston Park station. We oppose the sale of any rights over public sports facilities or school fields.
Currently there are no Labour councillors in Withdean but we have plans to change that as soon as we can. Thanks to our energetic Labour candidates Josh Guilmant, Ian McIsaac and James Thompson, as well as to everyone who volunteered in our 2019 local election campaign. Sadly the May 2019 election results in Withdean didn’t go our way.
Thanks to everyone who gets involved in our campaigns. Come along to one of our activities soon!