Fareham Labour Party – concerned about devastating local job losses

Fareham Labour Party has expressed concern and regret at the devastating news that 229 people will lose their jobs after Segensworth based wholesaler Palmer & Harvey went into administration. Labour spokesperson Richard Ryan said “The loss of these jobs is very sad and doubly so at this time of year. Any job losses will impact … Continue reading “Fareham Labour Party – concerned about devastating local job losses”

Stubbington By-election candidate announced

Matt Randall will contest the Stubbington by-election for Fareham Borough Council on November 9th. Labour demand a better service for Stubbington residents It’s time for a change at Fareham Borough. A Labour councillor will press for improved services for the residents of Stubbington. We will take action on things that affect us all. For too long Fareham … Continue reading “Stubbington By-election candidate announced”

Fareham Labour campaign to ‘Save the NHS”

Fareham Labour Party will be in West Street, Fareham this Saturday to highlight the plight of the NHS under the current Tory Government’s hands and demanding changes to Save our NHS. Fareham Labour is joining the Labour party’s national ‘Campaign Day’, our members will be distributing leaflets about the ‘ill health’ of the NHS nationally … Continue reading “Fareham Labour campaign to ‘Save the NHS””

Fareham Labour Party Proposes Solent Joint Authority

Fareham Labour Party has expressed support for a Solent Combined Authority. Two separate consultations have recently closed regarding the devolution of powers in the Hampshire area – Serving Hampshire and the Solent. Labour’s spokesperson Richard Ryan stated: “We have carefully reviewed the joint proposal put forward by Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight, as … Continue reading “Fareham Labour Party Proposes Solent Joint Authority”

Portchester Labour Party expresses disgust at local Conservative Candidate leaflets

Portchester Labour has expressed disgust at the distasteful leaflets currently being delivered in Portchester, printed on blue paper under the label ‘In Touch’ Portchester Branch Labour Party has been involved in local politics ever since the years following the Second World War. Over those years, party members have sought election at county and borough level … Continue reading “Portchester Labour Party expresses disgust at local Conservative Candidate leaflets”

Fareham’s ghost bus stop

For over two years, a bus stop on Longfield Avenue has been without any service. Bus routes to the stop, known as ‘Cheviot Walk,’ ceased on 26 January 2014, leaving it abandoned. Fareham Labour Party blames the ghost bus stop on unnecessary cuts from the Conservative Government. Longfield Avenue resident, Arthur Cooper (aged 90) said: … Continue reading “Fareham’s ghost bus stop”

Concerns raised over scaling back at Warsash Maritime Academy

Fareham Labour Party has raised concerns over the scaling back of education at Warsash Maritime Academy. Southampton Solent University who administer the college announced it will be moving its main facility at Newtown Road to its central campus in Southampton. The waterfront facilities will still be used by the Academy. Labour says “What concerns us … Continue reading “Concerns raised over scaling back at Warsash Maritime Academy”

Labour oppose amended plan for Cranleigh Road Portchester

Labour is opposing the amended planning application for a proposed development by Persimmon to build housing north of Cranleigh Road. In the original plan the developers proposed to build 135 homes now the amended plan reduces the number to 120. Chair of Portchester Branch Labour Party Richard Ryan said “We are opposing the amended plan as it will still … Continue reading “Labour oppose amended plan for Cranleigh Road Portchester”

Fareham Borough Council Should Grab the Opportunity to Improve Transport

Fareham Labour Party has urged Fareham Borough Council to ‘grab the opportunity’ to make public transport better for local residents. Reports have said that the contract to look after bus shelters in Fareham between the Council and Primesite will end in June 2016. The Council is to consider spending £451,000 over the next 12 years. … Continue reading “Fareham Borough Council Should Grab the Opportunity to Improve Transport”

Fareham News Autumn 2015 published

The Autumn 2015 edition of our local newsletter for residents is now being delivered to households across the Borough. You can read the newsletter online at the link below : Fareham News Oct-2015  

Stop the Tax Credit Cuts

Six reasons why Labour is campaigning against the Tax Credit Cuts: The cuts to tax credits will hit more than three million families in work On average, each of these families will lose £1,300 next year For these families, it’s effectively a penalty for working The government has claimed that their so-called ‘National Living Wage’ … Continue reading “Stop the Tax Credit Cuts”

Labour condemns delay to M27 Junction 9 improvements

Fareham Labour Party is bitterly disappointed to learn that the planned improvements to increase capacity at Junction 9 of the M27 have been put ‘On Hold’. Previously announced as starting this spring, the works were later shown as planned to be due to begin in Autumn 2015. The Highways Agency and Hampshire County Council document … Continue reading “Labour condemns delay to M27 Junction 9 improvements”

Proud of our local election result, our fight for a fairer country continues

The Labour vote in Fareham at 7,800 was incredibly close to the outcome in 2010 and similarly the Conservative vote was little changed. Our candidate, Stuart Rose spoke at the declaration of result and paid tribute to the hard-working team that had supported his campaign saying, “I’ve never before seen such a groundswell of activity … Continue reading “Proud of our local election result, our fight for a fairer country continues”

Labour object to proposed plan at Cranleigh Road Portchester

Portchester Branch of Fareham Labour Party has objected to the proposed building of 135 houses on land north of Cranleigh Road Portchester. In a formal objection Labour said: The proposed housing is to be built on the existing green strategic gap between Portchester and Fareham. This is contrary to the longstanding policy of Fareham Borough … Continue reading “Labour object to proposed plan at Cranleigh Road Portchester”

Hospitals fear skills gap

The NHS has lost more than 1,000 matrons and 3,400 other senior nursing staff over the last four years. This has led to warnings that hospitals are lacking vital  experience and knowledge. Despite continued calls to put nursing leaders at the heart of the NHS care, figures obtained by the Labour Party reveal the numbers … Continue reading “Hospitals fear skills gap”

20 Years On

Twenty years ago this summer Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party and New Labour was born. Three years later Labour was elected and stayed in power for 13 years winning three consecutive elections. On this anniversary it’s a good time to reflect on the achievements of the last Labour Government. ‘New’ Labour introduced … Continue reading “20 Years On”

Portchester Labour Party has welcomed the Development at Trafalgar Wharf

Portchester Branch of Fareham Labour Party welcomes the newly approved plan at Trafalgar Wharf although we are concerned that the 10 story block of flats included in the development will adversely affect the beautiful view of Portchester Castle. The Branch’s view is that the plan for 162 properties and new commercial space will help revitalise … Continue reading “Portchester Labour Party has welcomed the Development at Trafalgar Wharf”

Portchester Labour Party will not oppose Lidl planning application

Portchester Branch Labour Party has said it will not oppose the planning application by the budget supermarket chain Lidl to build a store on the old pinewood store site, Castle Trading Estate. We considered some concerns raised about the affect the plan would have on Portchester’s shopping centre. Fears have been expressed that Lidl would … Continue reading “Portchester Labour Party will not oppose Lidl planning application”

Labour Says No Development on Portchester Shopping Centre Car Park

Portchester Branch Labour Party has demanded no development on the Portchester shopping centre car park. The car park has been designated as an area which could be developed for retail purposes under Fareham Borough Council’s proposed new town plan. Only a few years ago local residents fought off attempts to introduce car parking charges and … Continue reading “Labour Says No Development on Portchester Shopping Centre Car Park”

Labour Oppose Hallam Development south of Longfield Avenue

Fareham Labour Party is opposed to the proposal for a new housing development off Peak Lane by Hallam Land Management. We believe this proposal to build 1550 houses plus infrastructure and amenities on the strategic gap between Fareham and Stubbington undermines the principle, and part of the borough plan, of maintaining separate and distinct communities … Continue reading “Labour Oppose Hallam Development south of Longfield Avenue”

Labour condemns lost opportunity for return to weekly bin collections

Fareham Labour Party has condemned as a ‘lost opportunity’ the Tory controlled council’s decision not to return to weekly rubbish bin collections in the borough.  At a recent Streetscene Review Panel Conservative Councillors refused to reintroduce weekly collections. Following this decision residents will still have to put up with fortnightly collections. This will inflict on … Continue reading “Labour condemns lost opportunity for return to weekly bin collections”

The truth about Debt, Deficit and Labour’s Legacy

When discussing the economy (and even when not discussing the economy) our political opponents continually refer to “Labour’s legacy” and “The mess we inherited from Labour”. They are briefed to repeat one or both of these phrases at every opportunity. The Con/Dem Government uses these mantras to excuse itself for its inability to deal effectively … Continue reading “The truth about Debt, Deficit and Labour’s Legacy”

Fareham Labour concerns over BAE Systems announcement regarding shipbuilding in Portsmouth

Fareham Labour is hugely disappointed by the announcement from BAE Systems. The loss of 1100 highly skilled jobs (including staff and contractors) is a huge blow for the Southern Hampshire economy. Inevitably, there will be further related job losses in companies connected with the dockyard which depend on the shipbuilding work. The impact of this … Continue reading “Fareham Labour concerns over BAE Systems announcement regarding shipbuilding in Portsmouth”

Fareham Labour Party has condemned Tory controlled Fareham Borough Council for giving Fareham’s Chief Executive Officer (Peter Grimwood) a massive pay rise

Spokesperson Richard Ryan said “We know that Peter Grimwood is an excellent CEO and is really committed to Fareham but his above inflation pay rise comes at a very inappropriate time. We are told by a Conservative led government that times are hard and we all need to make sacrifices.  Conservative run Fareham tells us … Continue reading “Fareham Labour Party has condemned Tory controlled Fareham Borough Council for giving Fareham’s Chief Executive Officer (Peter Grimwood) a massive pay rise”

Portchester Labour Party Opposes High Rise Building at Trafalgar Wharf

Portchester Branch Labour Party has objected to part of a plan to re-develop the Trafalgar Wharf site in Paulsgrove, Portsmouth. In the objection to Portsmouth City Council, Portchester Branch said: “Although we support the redevelopment of this site and agree with residential and retail provision we object to the inclusion of the proposed 10 storey … Continue reading “Portchester Labour Party Opposes High Rise Building at Trafalgar Wharf”

Labour Calls for re-instatement of Bus Service in Portchester

Portchester Labour Party is deeply concerned about the lack of a bus service serving Dore Avenue. Since the removal of the service in the spring residents have found it even more difficult to get around. Added to this the cutting of a direct service through the north of Portchester to Fareham has meant many residents … Continue reading “Labour Calls for re-instatement of Bus Service in Portchester”

Fareham Labour Party response to Fareham Borough Council consultation on Welborne development

Introduction Labour supports the principle of the Welborne development. We believe that this new community is needed in Fareham to supply much needed housing to reduce the housing waiting list and allow our young people to be able to still live and work in the area. Without it our children and grandchildren will be forced … Continue reading “Fareham Labour Party response to Fareham Borough Council consultation on Welborne development”