What should be the priorities for a future Labour Council in York?
Friday 27 October — 7pm to 8:30pm — West Offices, Station Rise, YO1 6GA
In May 2019, residents in York will go to the polls to elect new Councillors for York. In York, voters elect 100% of Councillors all at the same time, so there will be all to play for.
York Labour is working hard to make sure that we win that election and take back control of the Council, but what then?
One of the reasons for Labour’s success in thwarting Theresa May’s uncaring and damaging agenda at the last election was the strength of the Labour manifesto and the vision it set out for a better, fairer Britain.
Just as the policies set out in the national manifesto struck a chord and inspired people nationally, so too it is important that York Labour sets out a clear vision for the changes we will make in York when we take back control of the Council.
York Labour needs to set out a vision for the future of our unique and inspiring city, and show how we will work to drive progress and make improvements for the many, not the few. In order to do this, we’re working hard to develop our manifesto for the 2019 local elections.
We’re keen to involve as many of our members as possible in this process as we believe that the lived experience and insight of our membership will enable us to best identify the priorities and the policies that will make York a better and fairer place.
In order to encourage your involvement, York Labour is urging you to come along to a special General Meeting on Friday 27 October, 7pm to 8:30pm, at West Offices, Station Rise, YO1 6GA.
The event will be the first of several meetings designed to ensure that party members are the driving force behind developing our vision and planning the policies that will shape the future of York.
This first session will focus on ‘Identifying the problems/challenges faced’, and will be a chance for us to discuss and prioritise the problems we wish to solve. We will be looking to you to help us explore conditions that could and should be improved to make York a better, fairer place to live and work. The work we do together at this meeting will help to lay the foundations for future sessions when we will begin to explore practical policy solutions.
The meeting will consist of a presentation and Q&A session, followed by a series of workshops. The event will be attended by many of the York Labour Councillors and the City’s MP, Rachael Maskell.
We hope you are able to attend and we look forward to seeing you on the night. If you’re unable to attend but would like to be kept informed, or if you have any questions ahead of the event, please feel free to contact Councillor Stuart Barnes, (Cllr.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07983 987 656).
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