For The Many, Not The Few

By membership, Lewes Labour is now the biggest political movement in Lewes with around 1,500 members. Does that surprise you?

By membership, Lewes Labour is now the biggest political movement in the Lewes District with around 1500 members. 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.

Want to vote Labour? The next local elections will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019. If you need to set up a new proxy or postal vote, applications must be received by the Electoral Registration Office by 15 April 2019. To find out how VISIT

The Lewes Constituency comprises of Barcombe and Hamsey, Chailey and Wivelsfield, Ditchling and Westmeston, Kingston, Lewes Bridge, Lewes Castle, Lewes Priory, Newhaven Denton and Meeching, Newhaven Valley, Newick, Ouse Valley and Ringmer, Plumpton, Streat, East Chiltington and St John (Without), Seaford Central, Seaford East, Seaford North, Seaford South, Seaford West. Wealden District Council: Alfriston, East Dean, Polegate North, Polegate South.

Want to know what’s happening on the ground in Lewes? Visit Emily Clarke’s blog and catch up with the latest news in Castle Echo.

We Can Do This!

The Lewes District Council elections are almost upon us and the support for our candidates has been incredible. Thank you to everyone on the ground who has helped with leafleting and raising awareness through social media and door knocking. Let’s rally together this Saturday and give our candidates a final push before the election on Thursday May 2. With your help, we can really do this.

If you’d like to join Emily and help her canvass for votes in Castle Ward meet at the  Lewes Labour Offices, 3 North Street, Lewes BN7 2PA at 10.30am on Saturday 20 April. The forecast is looking good both in the polls and with the weather.