Monday, June 25, 2018

Our July Discussion Meeting


        DRONFIELD LABOUR PARTY DISCUSSION MEETING

TOPIC  :         WHAT MIGHT CORBYN DO IF AND WHEN ELECTED ?

SPEAKER :    JOHN HALSTEAD

TIME :              8pm to 9.15pm

DATE :            SUNDAY,  8th JULY

VENUE :         CONTACT CLUB, SNAPE HILL LANE, DRONFIELD


John regularly attends our meetings. He was a former executive and administrative civil servant who studied economics and politics at the LSE, being taught by Ralph Miliband. He was asked to apply for a job in Brussels in 1965, but instead came to Sheffield University Extramural Department and taught a wide-range of workers attending day-release classes, organised in association with their trade unions. He has been active in the Society for the Study of Labour History for many years, currently as a Vice-President and formerly as Chair, Treasurer and Editor of their Journal. His recent publications have mainly been about nineteenth-century radical history in the Huddersfield district, from which he originates. He continues to take an active interest in economic and political questions including their international dimensions, having been Jerwood Fellow at Hitotusbashi University in Japan in 1987-88.

He will examine Labour's current plans, their adequacy and their problems of implementation.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Our June Discussion Meeting

TOPIC :         SHAPING LABOUR'S ELECTORAL POLICIES

SPEAKER :    ANDY FURLONG

TIME :            8pm to 9.15pm

DATE :           SUNDAY, 10th JUNE

VENUE :       CONTACT CLUB, SNAPE HILL LANE, DRONFIELD S18 2GT  




Andy Furlong serves on the Labour Party National Policy Forum which is dealing with the issue of "Environment, Energy and Culture : A Greener Britain".  In consultation with the membership of the Labour Party this body will help to shape Labour's policy on matters such as protecting and developing the environment, climate change, moving to the use of clean energy and tackling air pollution. This meeting will provide an opportunity for those attending to make representations to him on these and on the following additional matters.

Wider proposals can be presented by those attending because the North East Derbyshire Constituency Labour Party are also following procedures to determine the views it wishes to present via the full National Policy Forum procedure. This covers the additional areas of Education, Work, Health Services, Shaping Communities, Sustainable Development, Turning Lives Around and In-work Poverty.