Brussels Labour Campaigning in General Election

Following the announcement of the snap General Election on 8th June, the Executive Committee is working on a plan to support Labour in the forthcoming campaign.  It will involve travelling to the UK over at least one weekend before the election.   It would be helpful if you could let us know if you are interested in participating. The proposed weekends are:

 

  • 20th-21st May
  • 27-28 May
  • 3-4 June
If you are interested, please complete this form by 29th April with your preferred date(s) 

Brussels Labour is also looking at other ideas to help support the campaign from Brussels and hope to announce something a the next Branch meeting on 26th April (see the post below for details) 


With British Withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit) undoubtedly a major theme, it is clear that Brussels Labour will be key in ensuring the Labour Party wins this election, and we hope we can count on your support!

NPF Policy Consultation Meeting 24.4.2017

Brussels Labour would like to thank everyone who has already expressed interest in taking part in helping to develop Brussels Labour submission on Brexit for the National Policy Forum. 

Brussels Labour will go ahead with the meeting, which will take place on 24 April – venue to be confirmed.  if you are interested there’s still time to register here  until Friday 21st April. The documents can be downloaded here 

Next Branch Meeting

A reminder that the next Brussels Labour Branch meeting will take place on Wednesday 26 April  at 18:00 with Alain Hutchinson  Brussels Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations at the Solidar Offices, Rue de Pascale 4-6, Brussels 1040 

He will give an update on the situation for UK  nationals living and working in Belgium since the UK referendum, as well as the latest developments in the PS and the upcoming challenges prior to the 2018 élections. We look forward to seeing you then.

Upcoming Events, April 2017

  • 11 April: GMB Event on Mental Health in the Context of Brexit

GMB Brussels Branch has invited Dan Shears, GMB National Health, Safety & Environment Director, to Brussels to deliver a session on mental health in the context of Brexit, to which Brussels Labour members are also invited

It will take place on Tuesday 11th April, 18:00 – 19:30, in the European Parliament (ASP5G305).

 If you need a badge to enter the Parliament please send me your ID details by Monday 10th April and arrive at 17:45 to get through the EP security.

Required ID details

  1. ID number
  2. ID Type (passport only for UK)
  3. DOB
  4. Nationality
  5. Full Name

 

Marching for Science in Brussels 22/4/17 For more info & to get involved contact sciencemarchbrussels@gmail.com #ScienceMarchBE

National Policy Forum

The Labour Party is consulting members on policy ahead of this year’s conference. Eight consultation documents are available and members, branches and CLPs are invited to submit their views. LI are coordinating responses for the CLP (details here) Brussels Labour will make a submission on Brexit which is being coordinated by Keir Fitch. The documents are available here 
Executive Committee Vice-Chair Keir Fitch will organise a meeting for Brussels Labour members interested in contributing to the consultation on Monday 24th April at 1930. Venue to be confirmed.  If you are interested in taking part , please complete the form here 

Next Branch Meeting

A reminder that the next Brussels Labour Branch meeting will take  place on Wednesday 26 April  at 18:00 with Alain Hutchinson  Brussels Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations at the Solidar Offices, Rue de Pascale 4-6, Brussels 1040 
He will give an update on the situation for UK  nationals living and working in Belgium since the UK referendum, as well as the latest developments in the Parti Socialiste (PS) and the upcoming challenges prior to the 2018 élections. We look forward to seeing you then.