European Parliament Elections – 23rd May 2019
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Our Pledges to Eastbourne
As Labour councillors, we will campaign to:
Fight for our local services
Oppose the closure of the hospital, library and social care services and campaign for proper funding for schools
Provide good homes you can afford
Use council powers to bring empty properties back into use, tackle landlords and rough sleeping
Keep our communities safe
Tackle anti-social behaviour and littering put bobbies back on the beat and restore community policing
Protect our unique environment
Make Eastbourne carbon neutral by 2030, enhance our parks and beaches and fight any plans to sell off the Downs
Tackle low pay and poverty
Challenge EBC to pay a Living Wage (£10 per hour), restore local high streets and encourage public bodies to keep profits local.
Restore trust in politics
Listen to residents, stand up for the most vulnerable and be hard working local voices for our communities.
For all your local information on our candidates and local pledges please select your ward:-
We need Labour councillors at the table in Eastbourne Borough Council.
Please make sure you are registered to vote. You have until Friday 12th April to register. If you are not sure you are registered to vote then you can check your details by calling 01323 410000. Eastbourne Labour Party are now the largest party in our town, with over 1000 local members and supporters signed up.
If you cannot get to the polling station for any reason such as a disability or you are simply too busy then apply for a postal vote.
Anyone can apply to vote by post. You don’t need to give a reason.
- If you’re unable to vote in person you can ask someone to vote on your behalf. This is called a proxy vote.
- You can ask anyone to act as your proxy – as long as they’re registered to vote and they’re allowed to vote in the same type of election.
- You can be a proxy for 2 people at the same election, or more if the extra people are close relatives.
To keep up-to-date with all the latest election stuff and what Eastbourne Labour Party is up to then please like our public Facebook Page.
Facts About Eastbourne
- the second highest figures for homelessness in Sussex and amongst the highest in the South East. 386, according to the latest report from Shelter; that is 1 in every 269 people.
- 41 rough sleepers
- districts where 1/3rd of children are living in poverty after housing costs
- food-bank usage rising dramatically.
- 2/3rd s of those in poverty from working families.
- nurses needing food parcels.
Yes, we’re talking about Eastbourne and there could be much worse to come. East Sussex County Council’s “core offer” is set to severely cut or completely shut down vital services. The consequences for our communities are dire.
Time for change
If you find the figures above depressing, maybe you are looking for ways that you can help to bring about the change that Eastbourne and the UK so badly needs. On this website you’ll find inspiration and suggestions for:
- community activism and campaigning for change
- helping to shape campaigns locally and future Labour party policies
- standing as a candidate in local elections
- joining a union
- fund raising
- meeting like-minded people