By membership, Lewes Labour is now the biggest political movement in Lewes with around 1,500 members. Does that surprise you?
Lewes is a relatively affluent area so why Labour?
The Lewes District is suffering from the politics of austerity that affect the rest of the country: Poor and unaffordable housing, insufficient social care, low wages, zero hours contracts and substandard public transport. These are just a few reasons why people in our urban and rural areas have had enough.
So what are Lewes Labour doing to change things for the better? Nationally The Labour Party has produced a manifesto that has given voters a very clear choice for the first time in a generation. The end to austerity and the growth of social justice.
Locally we are a party for all members of the community, including the young and elderly in everything we do. We fight for justice together, help to feed each other and celebrate the good times together. We are a party of hope, and believe that together we can really make a change for the better in our communities.
Music with Joe Solo award-winning folk singer, punk rocker, rabble-rousing co-founder of the ‘We Shall Overcome’ musical anti-austerity movement.