The Manchester bombing

Jo’s statement on the Manchester bombing After the dreadful attack in Manchester last night, I am sure you will join with us in sending our condolences to the families of the dead and injured. Manchester is a city at the heart of our party and movement, and today we stand in solidarity with everyone in […]

Fox hunting and the Tories

Why are the Tories obsessed with killing foxes? We know very little about what Theresa May personally believes in. She plays her cards close to her chest. She was a remainer, but managed to stay quiet enough to allow people to think she probably wanted to leave the EU. Her famous “Brexit means Brexit” tells […]

Don’t get old if the Tories win

Don’t get old if the Tories win The Tory Manifesto is out and it’s not good news for any of us, but especially not for those of us getting on in years:

Labour will abolish university tuition fees

Labour will abolish university tuition fees I have 2 daughters and a son-in-law. All have gone to university in the last 5 years. My eldest started her degree the year tuition fees went up from £3,500 per year to £9,000 per year. Very bad timing. Of course tuition fees are not the only expense. Students […]

Your vote matters

Your vote matters Around seven million people are not correctly registered to vote in the UK. Are you one of them? If you haven’t registered by 22 May, you won’t be able to vote in the general election on 8th June. That means you won’t get to choose the person who will represent you in […]

Schools are facing cuts under the Tories

Schools are facing cuts under the Tories Schools across New Forest West will be cutting staff and not spending on things like books, computers or support services like speech therapy and counselling. Even the Conservative-dominated Public Accounts Committee says that funding cuts could ‘threaten the quality of education and educational outcomes’.

Labour promises 10,000 more police officers

Labour promises 10,000 more police officers This blog post was written before the Manchester bombing. Labour is promising 10,000 more police officers on the streets, to reverse Tory police cuts and to reduce crime. Since 2010, the Tories (with Theresa May as Home Secretary) have cut police funding and we now have 20,000 fewer police […]

Introducing our candidate: Jo Graham

Labour select Ringwood businesswoman to fight general election I grew up in Southampton, where I went to a comprehensive school and was the first generation of my family to go to university. I trained as a primary teacher, starting my career in Bradford. I moved on to work at the Science Museum in London, where […]

We will build a better, fairer Britain

We will build a better, fairer Britain Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking at the party’s campaign launch in Manchester, said: It’s great to be launching our campaign in Greater Manchester where you showed the way for the rest of the country by electing a Labour mayor, Andy Burnham. Andy will be a […]

Cuts cause crime rate increase

‘Fewer police blamed for big rise in crime’ Crime in the New Forest has increased by over 20% in 2015/2016, according to figures given to the District Council. But at the same time, Hampshire Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane have written to the government complaining that Hampshire Police are underfunded compared […]