• Hope the June 2020 CLP newsletter finds everyone well …..
• 9 June news release – Labour Party respond to the need to ensure that diversity in our communities is properly respected and represented Steve Reed MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, commenting on the decision by Labour councils to review all statues and commemorations in their areas, said: “We welcome the decision by Labour councils to listen to their local communities to make sure monuments and statues on public land are appropriate and represent local people’s values.”
• 9 June news release about the impact of the Covid pandemic on poorer households – Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on a Resolution Foundation survey showing poorer households are less likely to have saved money during the Coronavirus outbreak than wealthier households, said: “We entered the Coronavirus crisis with a quarter of UK families with less than £100 in savings. As the crisis has progressed, many of these families have been forced into avoidable debt. “We have called directly on the Government to make key changes to Universal Credit, legacy benefits and Statutory Sick Pay, which would prevent many families from falling into debt in this way. “In the long-term the Government must tackle the fragmented labour market and poverty pay which has caused so many families to be so lacking in financial resilience in the first place.”
• There are new free online training courses you can sign up for, which are provided by the Labour Party – you can find out more information and links when you click the download here.
• Next Meon Valley online CLP pub quiz which Hannah has set up for this Friday 12 June at 8:00pm, CLP members are welcome to join in. The quiz will be hosted on Zoom, the log in details are below!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 861 8403 4769
• Regards, Alison Ridley (CLP Secretary).