We want to build a Britain that works for the many, not the few. That means building the homes we need to rent and buy, keeping our communities safe, giving our schools the funding they need, and restoring the NHS to its place as the envy of the world.
The Eastbourne Labour Party is working hard to campaign on many issues including air pollution in Hampden Park, the impact that the welfare reform is having on our residents and saving our hospital.
We need your help to do this so please come and get involved to help build a Britain that works for the many and not the few.
Please make sure you are registered to vote. 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.
What’s not to like about our policies?
Supply cheaper, greener electricity to millions of homes
- Build 37 publicly-owned wind farms: invest profits in deprived coastal areas
- Install solar panels and insulation in over a million low income homes
- Create 400,000 sustainable green jobs
- Ban fracking
- New clean air act
- Net zero carbon emissions by 2030
A fair deal at work
- Ban zero hours contracts – guaranteed hours for every worker
- Minimum wage of £10 per hour for everyone over 18
Free personal care for older people
- Invest £8 billion into adult social care
- Free care for those over 65 who need help with washing, dressing & eating
- Living wage and fair working conditions for care workers
Inflation cap on rent rises
- Longer, more secure tenancies
- License landlords and introduce consumer rights for renters
- New legal minimum standards to ensure properties are fit to live in
- Build 100,00 council and housing association homes for affordable rent or sale.
End university tuition fees
- Bring back maintenance grants and nursing bursaries
- Free education in FE colleges for upskilling & retraining at any age
Cheaper, greener transport
- Affordable public transport across the regions
- Renationalise the railways
- 30,000 publicly owned electric vehicles available to rent
More life-saving & life-changing medicines available on NHS
- Compulsory licensing to secure generic versions of patented drugs
- Publicly owned pharmaceutical company to manufacture affordable drugs
- Reverse the privatisation of the NHS