Statement regarding accusations of illegal candidacy in Walton North

We have been informed by residents today that Conservative canvassers are telling residents that Lana Hylands is an illegal candidate for Walton North due to living in Cobham. This is categorically untrue.

  1. The electoral commission clearly states that candidates must be “registered as a local government elector for the local authority area in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards” – this refers to borough, NOT ward.
  2. In order to be approved, candidates’ agents must meet in person with a representative at the Elmbridge Borough Council offices in Esher to go through extensive paperwork. Lana would not have been approved if she was unqualified to stand.
  3. The Conservatives themselves have six candidates standing in wards in which they do not live in Elmbridge (see ‘Statement of persons nominated’):

Cons HW & WGCons Molesey EastCons Molesey WestCons OatlandsCons Thames DittonCons Weybridge Riverside

This is blatant undemocratic slander, and all the more reason to vote for a fair and honest Labour candidate on May 3rd. Make sure you’re registered to vote by April 17th.

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Campaigning outside County Hall

Yesterday, Esher and Walton CLP members joined Unison Surrey, Save Our Services in Surrey and Labour Councillor, Robert Evans in Kingston.

We were there celebrating 69 years of our National Health Service, and campaigning to end cuts to vital health services in Surrey, and nationally.IMG-20170714-WA0005

Canvassing with Lana Hylands in Esher and Walton

Walton and Hersham Branch joined forces with the Election team from Cobham yesterday (20th May) to canvas the Rodney Road area of Walton.  Lana Hylands, our Parliamentary Candidate for Esher and Walton, plus her dedicated agent Irene Threlkeld, led the way as we knocked on doors to introduce ourselves to supporters (some), non-supporters (one or two), and floating voters (a few).

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Despite obviously disturbing some Sunday morning lie-ins (it was midday by this time) we were generally well received and all agreed it was worth doing to be seen to be active locally.  Plus it was good fun and something we would like to do more of in North Walton during the run-up to next year’s local Council elections when we stand an excellent chance of getting a much needed Labour representative elected for the first time in many years.

Esher and Walton Hustings Meeting

There will be a brief introduction, followed by 5 minutes’ initial presentation (to cover the main issues facing us in this election and what policy initiatives you are proposing) from each candidate, speaking order to be drawn by lot.

50 minutes of questions from the audience – questions to be submitted on cards available on arrival – with a 15-minute overrun period.

Please come along to these hustings and support Lana!

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Molesey

More Information on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1004718096298549/

Wednesday 31 May at 19:30

East Molesey Methodist Church
Manor Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9JU

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Thames Ditton

More Information on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/642612345945380/

Thursday 1 June at 19:30

Our  Lady of Lourdes Church Hampton Court Way KT7 0LP

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Claygate

More Information on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/313921919039744/

Monday 5 June 19:00

St Christopers’s Claygate Lane Hinchley Wood, Esher, KT0 0AQ

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You don’t need a ticket or to book it.
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

How can you help in Esher&Walton’s GE campaign?

The most important thing you can give is…

Your time:

  • Leafleting your local community to spread the Labour Party message.
  • Canvasing your street to show residents that the Labour Party is alive and kicking in Esher & Walton.
  • Talking with friends and letting them know why you’re going to Vote Labour on 8th June.

Donations. Any amount you can donate will be graciously received by our CLP and used towards our important General Election campaign.

The Labour Party has set up a website, to make it easier for you to give a donation driectly to Esher and Walton. Thank You: https://donate.labour.org.uk/esher_and_walton

Join our Movement

Become part of Europe’s largest political party: https://join.labour.org.uk/

Already a Labour Party member?

  • Login/Register at My Labour and make sure your email address is correct and up-to-date. This is our primary contact method with you.
  • Like our Esher & Walton Facebook PAGE.
  • Join our EWCLP (members only) Facebook GROUP.
  • Attend our month-long, online campaign EVENT.
  • Follow @EWLabourParty on Twitter.

Robert Evans Response to Surrey’s Proposed 15% Council Tax Rise

Comments made by County Cllr Robert Evans (Labour) – Stanwell and Stanwell Moor

Source: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/your-council/council-tax-and-finance/council-tax/council-tax-201718

Surrey County Council’s Leader David Hodge (Conservative) has announced a recommendation to seek a council tax rise of 15% in 2017–18 to fund social care services. He believes this is the only way to protect these vital services following substantial cuts in Government funding and an increase in demand for them every year.

Why is this increase necessary?

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Thank you @EWLabourParty – We #CareForTheNHS

On behalf of all the officers of the EWCLP, thank you to everyone who took part in today’s National NHS Campaign Day.

A special and HUGE thank you to the thousands of NHS staff who go above and beyond on a daily basis, who are working to keep the National Health Service running, whilst the Tories do their best to tear it apart. #WeCareForOurNHS

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Jeremy Corbyn: Glasgow Speech

“We are committed to the redistribution of power and wealth in a way that no other party will ever even think of let alone achieve.”

Today I was in Glasgow with Scottish Labour Leader, Kezia Dugdale, where I set out how Labour will rebuild and transform every community in all our nations so no one is ever left behind.

– Jeremy Corbyn

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Tim Farron wants another coalition with the Tories

The Liberal Democrats rule out working with Labour because of our Brexit stance, but would back Tories using Brexit to create a bargain basement Britain.

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