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This week, Southampton Labour MPs,candidates, councillors and activists came together to ask for a re-think on the closure of the Bitterne Walk-in centre. 

 

 

We were all shocked when we heard about the closure of the Bitterne Walk-in centre, and we wanted to get out and do something about it. Since we heard we've been campaigning, collecting hundreds of signatures from local residents who are opposed to this.

Almost everyone we have spoken to in the last couple of weeks, agrees that this is a valuable service, especially as the East of the city has no hospital. 

We have heard from parents who use it with their kids outside of GP surgery times, and from people who believe they would have ended up in hospital had it not been for the preventative care the walk-in centre provided quickly. 

There seem to be few facts available about why it's happening, and almost no consultation. Some 20,000 pensioners, families, children and others use our NHS Walk-In Centre every year, and there are concerns about extra pressures on other health services as these patients are now forced to look elsewhere. 

Please join us to help save the Bitterne walk-in centre

The tragic truth of the matter is that this closure really didn't have to happen. This Tory-led government spent £16m of taxpayers' money on unnecessarily re-organising the NHS here in Southampton. That would be enough money to keep the Bitterne NHS Walk-In Centre open for at least another 10 years. 

You can help us urge a re-think on it's closure by joining us on a campaign day or signing the petition

Closure of Bitterne Walk-in Centre

This week, Southampton Labour MPs,candidates, councillors and activists came together to ask for a re-think on the closure of the Bitterne Walk-in centre.     

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On Saturday we launched our 2015 General Election campaign with the help of Lisa Nandy and members and supporters from across the city.

Over 100 people turned out to help launch the campaign and set the tone for the next 7 months, a campaign where we’ll be working together to improve the lives of the people in Southampton.


Lisa Nandy reiterated the importance of unity during her speech telling us ‘The right will try and pit us against each other, our solution is to knit our communities back together’ We saw the impact of some of the work already done by Southampton Labour while hearing from supporters across the city.

There was Rob Dent a local business man who outlined his journey from disaffected voter to Labour supporter after Rowenna impressed him with her engagement with the local community.

Then Emma Bungay, owner of Hair4U in Bitterne told us that Southampton Labour had made her believe in politics again after we helped he with her campaign to improve a local playground.  

And Lyn and Rob, two cleaners Rowenna Davis has been working closely with fighting for a fair wage alongside sick and holiday pay.

Rowenna spoke about what she’d found when working with people like Emma, Lyn and Rob ‘We know how angry people are. It’s time to get them on board because we cannot win without them. It’s time to really listen to what people are saying, and we will help turn them into leaders’

Alan Whitehead MP for Test summed it up during his speech when he said “We are for the many, not for the few. If we work as hard as I know we will, those two seats will be secure and we know we will have done our part in bringing that about.”  

Want to play your part? Say you’re with us by volunteering before the General Election.

Our 2015 General Election Campaign Launch

On Saturday we launched our 2015 General Election campaign with the help of Lisa Nandy and members and supporters from across the city.Over 100 people turned out to help launch...

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Election day 2014 is over and we have some new councillors to introduce! Congratulations to Hannah Coombs in Shirley, Mike Denness in Milbrook and Caran Chamberlain in Woolston. And a huge congratulations to all of our re-elected councillors as well. 

A massive thank you is in order to our volunteers, candidates and councillors in Southampton Labour party who fought for every vote, mostly in some pretty epic rain and thunder. 

We have a lot of work to do in the run up to 2015 but its exciting to see the team building month on month as more people sign up to campaign with us each week. 

If you can spend even one hour of your time with us in the run up to May 2015 sign up here 

Join our team today and start campaigning and fighting for the many not the few. 

 

 

 

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Election day 2014 is over and we have some new councillors to introduce! Congratulations to Hannah Coombs in Shirley, Mike Denness in Milbrook and Caran Chamberlain in Woolston. And a...

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