Despite our best efforts we were beaten at the last election. As a result we face a Conservative Government determined to roll back all the gains made by post-war Labour Governments.
We need to defend the legacy of our Labour Government-the massive investment in
schools and hospitals, record levels of international development aid, a minimum
wage and steering Britain through the worst economic crisis for 70 years. We need to
be proud of what we achieved and not let the Tories trash our legacy.
We need to reach out to those voters we lost at previous elections AND to new
supporters who have never voted Labour before. It's not a case of core voters OR
swing voters-we need the support of both.
Crucially we need to prepare our organisation and policies for an election which might
come sooner than many think-selecting our candidates in marginal seats, reviewing
and up-dating our policies and leading the opposition to this governments’ slash and
As I am putting this guide
together we don't know the
results of the NEC elections.
All I can do at this stage is
thank all the members for
their support and
friendship over the last
six years. It really is an honour
to be elected to represent
your fellow members. If I am
re-elected I will continue to
put Labour values at the heart
of Labour's campaigning and
work to get rid of this
conservative Government as
soon as possible. If I am not
re-elected I will do the same.
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beer including excellent Jennings and apparently 200
different Whiskies. Deceptive in size, if you walk
around the bar there are some very comfortable rooms
and there is a big outside seating area.
The area in front of the conference entrance, between
Albert Square and Deansgate is a rabbit warren of
offices, pubs and restaurants. This area is the site of the
Peterloo Massacre in 1819 and is well worth roaming
Peter Street is one long series of bars and clubs, take
your pick. More interesting is the area behind Peter
Street, walk through the little passage by the RAF
recruiting office and the "
unlikely to be any trouble in there. It also has a big beer
garden for enjoy the sun shine. Turn right outside the
pub and across the car park and in front of you is the
history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that
the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel
does not go nearly as well with pizza."
people in Manchester) Nearly 200 years ago this was the most important industrial area in the world. Site of the worlds
first railway station (now the museum of industry on Liverpool Road) and the Manchester end of Bridgewater Canal
what brought cheap coal to fuel the worlds first industrial city, and became a canal spaghetti junction. The area fell into
neglect but has been massively regenerated over the last decade. It’s one of the liveliest parts of town and well worth a
If you fancy getting away from the conference hustle and bustle, just a short walk (or taxi) away is Manchester’s twin city, Salford. Separated from Manchester by the mighty river Irwell, Salford has a style of its own. Originally built on the docks and engineering, the city experienced the devastation brought by Thatcher and her accompanies. We’re getting over that now thanks to a Labour council and a Labour Government - but fearful of what this lot have in store.
"Beer: So much more than just a breakfast drink."
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