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  • Christian Bird
    commented 2018-08-22 03:37:16 +0100
    Hi im in process of extending lease with Hargreaves, I feel I have been bullied and treated unjust. I have had to put up with clauses put into my new lease that I and my solicitor dont think are fair, which other people who went to tribunal got dropped. I was bullied time wise to complete with added fees if I didnt complete within a certain time.Im not rich, because im only living a humble living is it fair I have to be punished in this way. Please could you help. Thankyou
  • Christian Bird
    commented 2018-08-22 03:28:07 +0100
  • robert prince
    commented 2018-06-19 09:31:41 +0100
    Hello there I am trying to get some feedback on the film SINK that you had a screening of in your branch and I wondered if someone who was at the screening could spare a couple of minutes to give me a quick run down of the evening many thanks in advance Bob Prince
  • Jerry Weber
    commented 2018-05-30 06:26:27 +0100
    Jerry Weber – Independent NEC Candidate

    Dear CLP Secretary,

    I am putting myself forward again for the NEC election for the CLP section of the NEC. The nominations close on 22nd June and CLP nomination can be made here – NEC nominations.

    I am writing to ask you to consider giving me one of your 9 nominations. I am a truly independent candidate with a strong grassroots CLP background. I believe that we need independently minded non-aligned and experienced people on the NEC. If elected, I will be an open and fair member of the NEC, listening to all parts of our diverse Party. I will ensure that members are kept informed of the developmental changes in the Party. Members should not be the last to know about their own Party. We need to Support our democratically elected leader Jeremy Corbyn and his excellent shadow cabinet.

    Progress or Momentum? Do we want to support a party within a party? I believe we need more non-aligned independent members on the NEC.
    If you are no longer the secretary, please pass this on. It would also be helpful to know when your CLP has decided its nominations, please contact me on .

    Please go to for my full statement

    Yours in friendship and solidarity,

    Jerry Weber

    Warwick & Leamington CLP

    Membership: L0103377
  • Jerry Weber
    commented 2018-05-25 13:09:28 +0100
    Jerry Weber – Independent NEC Candidate

    Dear CLP Secretary,

    I am putting myself forward for the NEC election for the CLP section of the NEC. The nominations close on 22nd June and CLP nomination can be made here – NEC nominations. I am writing to ask you to give me one of your 9 nominations. If you are no longer the secretary, please pass this on. It would also be helpful to know when your CLP has decided its nominations, please contact me on .

    Please go to for my full statement

    Yours in friendship and solidarity,

    Jerry Weber

    Warwick & Leamington CLP

    Membership: L0103377
  • James Zambonini
    commented 2018-05-08 12:19:34 +0100
  • James Zambonini
    commented 2018-05-08 12:10:55 +0100
  • Ben Lake
    commented 2017-12-09 16:16:40 +0000

    I have recently moved into the area; I have tried to contact you a couple of times about volunteering in the local area and being notified about local party events, but have not heard anything back.

    Could you let me know if you have received this communication, and add me to any relevant communication/volunteering lists?


    Ben Lake
  • Paul Clarkson
    commented 2017-10-27 10:46:19 +0100
    To whom it may concern,

    My name is Paul Clarkson. I am a member of the Labour party and in the Newnham ward in Cambridge. I am writing to see if your CLP has made its nominations yet for the additional NEC candidates.

    I am also writing to ask if your CLP would nominate me. I am Chair of my ward, a delegate at GC and the European member of the Executive Committee.

    My platform is on economic recovery by diversifying the economy away from purely financial services and into a new industrial drive on science and engineering, particularly using universities as growth centres. I used to work for Rolls-Royce and I am just about to complete a PhD in physics, chemistry and electronic engineering.

    I have spent time working with the Civil Service and the Royal Academy of Engineers and I am an advocate of policy development in these areas. I also champion education and health reform.

    I am also a writer in the entertainment industry and currently working on the BBC/HBO adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights, Subtle Knife and Amber Spyglass).

    I will be completing supporting material this weekend (video and a side of A4) and I’m happy to take phone calls to discuss my platform if it pleases your CLP. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Paul Clarkson
  • Belinda Yeldon
    commented 2017-10-02 21:02:46 +0100
    hope you do not mind me contacting you. I am the Youth Officer for Welwyn Hatfield CLP and met a few other Youth Officers from Hertfordshire at conference.

    During discussions we thought it would be a good idea to do some joint youth events for Hertfordshire so we can get better speakers and hold bigger events e.g. Youth Christmas Social.

    As a result i wonder if you would be able to put me in contact with the youth officer for your CLP if you have one so we can get the ball rolling.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    many thanks,

    Belinda Yeldon
  • James Murphy
    commented 2017-06-09 22:58:44 +0100
    Well done to John Hayes 19000 votes a fantastic effort. Look forward to the usual moaning and carping in the local papers about cuts to services/parks/Hitchin town hall fiasco from the very same people who voted Tory the people crearing this misery in this great town of ours!
  • Simona Knox
    commented 2017-06-07 15:00:12 +0100
    Hello I am free today (Wed) and want to help with canvassing or leafleting.

    I have good people skills and am passionate about Labour in this GE.

    Please phone me 07949249575

    Simona Knox

  • Kathryn Hurle
    commented 2017-06-06 08:30:49 +0100
    We have only had stuff for Kerry Pollard, St Albans, thro the door but we are all H&H down here in JF but nothing received. Two people who went to Harpenden hustings last night said Labour candidate was best. Not surprising as have met the other two. We always get left out down here election time. We have serious aircraft noise down here and need a strong MP to stand up to Luton.
  • Jane Smith
    commented 2017-06-05 09:12:50 +0100
    Could i please have some posters to put in my window and distribute to my neighbours, we have had contact from every political party but labour in this street. I would be very happy ro deliver leaflets in this area if you need help. Last few days of campaigning, need to make the most of them
  • Chris Garner
    commented 2017-06-03 11:30:43 +0100
    I’ve not received any election materials through the door. If you’re short of volunteers in Harpenden/Southdown, I’d be happy to help deliver leaflets in the last few days before this critical election.
  • Frances Bedbrook-kelly
    commented 2017-06-02 18:16:19 +0100
    Please email me. My sister lives in Hitchin and wNts to vote Labour but she is disabled and cant get to vote without someone to collect her. She is currently in convalescent home at present. In St christophers care home. Drakes drive e Hatfield. Can you arrange transport for her.
  • Susan Wilson
    commented 2017-06-02 16:29:25 +0100
    I would like a poster for my window. Leave in the porch if I am out. Thanks
  • Valerie Smith
    commented 2017-06-01 16:43:13 +0100
    Hi, I cannot use a phone but would really like to have a board outside my home to show my support for Labour. also any posters /car stickers for myself and my daughter and her partner.
  • Michelle Lee Barker
    commented 2017-05-26 11:34:43 +0100
    Please can you post or email me a vote labour poster for me to put up in my window. GOOD LUCK
  • Jocelyn Wolfe
    commented 2017-05-22 15:08:41 +0100
    I live in the Jersey Farm / Sandridge area of this constituency and the Labour voice is always absent at election times; sometimes it’s a struggle to know the name of the candidate. So it was through my local paper that I found out thatJohn Hayes was selected – a lovely surprise as I know John. Please can you at least arrange for at least a delivery of a leaflet if resources don’t run to door – knocking. (I’m unable to volunteer)


    Jocelyn Wolfe
  • Denise Ann Thornton
    commented 2017-05-20 10:15:03 +0100
    Please could you forward the telephone number of the labour candidate , John ~ to discuss campaigning Harpenden
  • Paul McKenzie
    commented 2017-05-15 15:12:16 +0100
    Dear John

    I am writing to you as a local prospective parliamentary candidate in the hope you can pledge your support to something close to my heart.

    I have lived in Stevenage and now Hitchin over the past 30 years. I suffer from a rare condition called Heridatary Angioedema which took many years to truly diagnose, initial treament was initially primitive but has gradually improved over the years but there are considerable obstacles for me to gain access to some treatments because of avaialbility and budget. I have been supported by various GP Services in the local area alongside the Lister Hospital.

    Pleae read through the attached and I hope you could sign up to this please.

    Many Thanks

    Paul McKenzie

    In the UK, 1 in 17 people will be affected by a rare disease at some point in their life: this amounts to approximately 3.5 million people.

    Rare, genetic and undiagnosed conditions are often life-long and serious, affecting multiple systems of the body. Many of them are progressive, meaning that the health and quality of life for affected individuals will continue to deteriorate throughout their lives. Many of those affected will die prematurely. Often, these conditions are inherited and can affect more than one member of a family.

    The vast majority of rare and genetic conditions cannot be cured and most have no effective treatments. Patients and families frequently experience delays in gaining an accurate diagnosis for their or their loved one’s condition, and can struggle to access appropriate care and support.

    Genetic Alliance UK is the national charity working to improve the lives of patients and families affected by all types of genetic conditions.

    In order to ensure those affected by rare, genetic and undiagnosed conditions get access to the right care and treatment we need your help. Please write to your prospective parliamentary candidates and ask them to sign the pledges below.

    If you are a prospective parliamentary candidate please add your name below to show your support.

    Find out why these pledges are important to the rare, genetic and undiagnosed community here.
  • Kanwal Rizvi
    commented 2017-05-09 22:18:42 +0100
    I think there are quite a few things over the last few days that have made it clear that we definitely need an alliance in Hitchin if you want to make sure it doesn’t go Tory again.

    I think there must be a bid to work on this efficiently. I am a Labour member and feel very aggrieved on the following news:

    I think this is sending a wrong message and I think Labour Party must reconsider this decision. You cannot do this kind of harsh action at this sensitive time. Media is going to pick on it.

    Hitchin and Harpenden constituency needs a strong Remain voice because we understand what is at stake. It is not Tory vs Labour vs LibDem vs Green. It’s about saving the future of our children.

    This election is about Brexit.

    Tories will do the messiest possible Brexit it appears.

    We can’t have Tory party anymore as this election will decide Brexit.

    So you need to start NOW to think of an alliance. There is no way you could loose anymore time!
  • Elaine Carter
    commented 2017-04-19 12:57:31 +0100
    Hitchin & Harpenden need a single, anti-brexit/soft brexit and progressive candidate for the June 8th 2017 General Election to galvanise the vote and get Peter Lilley out. We have one chance – if the Lib Dems, Labour and Greens each put a candidate up it splits the vote and Peter Lilley gets in again. Peter Lilley is strongly pro-brexit in a strongly remain consituency.

    One candidate only and we can do this. Decide if it will be Labour or Lib Dems, but only one. You’ll find the whole constituency will rally. Split the vote and allow the Tories in with a bigger majority and the electorate will never forgive you. Please unite. For my family, your families and our futures.
  • James Shieff
    commented 2017-01-07 16:46:03 +0000
    I was glad to receive this morning the agenda for the Hitchin Branch AGM on Sat 14th Jan. But I see that my motion to the meeting is simply listed as “Motion by Jim Shieff.”

    I am therefore copying below the actual motion, plus the preamble I was recommended to add,

    I hope you will support my motion, but whether you do or not, I hope you agree that “orinary” members of the Labour Party (and their CLPs) should have an input to the next Labour manifesto, and that we need a clear position on Brexit to win the next election.


    “Hitchin & Harpenden CLP (a) congratulates our leadership on not pandering to racism by blaming our economic woes on immigrants, but instead emphasises employers’ demand for cheap labour, and (b) urges the Labour Party, especially our MEPs, to engage with “Plan B for Europe” ( ) and to attend the Plan B Summit in Rome on 11-12 March 2017.”


    For years Labour has been a member of the Party of European Socialists ( and on 2nd December Jeremy Corbyn spoke at their conference. However this is a group of conservative so-called “socialists” who have failed to challenge the austerity policies of the European Central Bank and have pandered to racism. It includes President Hollande in France, the PSOE in Spain and PASOK in Greece!

    We are not against maintaining links with this group, but believe Labour should also engage with the senior left-wing politicians across Europe who are grouped around “Plan B for Europe.” This Plan involves ending the capitalist policies of the European Central Bank, which has imposed unemployment, privatisation, longer hours and lower wages across the continent. This is the same failed “austerity” which Osborne and Cameron have imposed here. The European Central Bank must stop being just a debt-collector on behalf of the rich, and the whole EU must be democratised.

    Right-wing demagogues bleat about sovereignty, but economic sovereignty is an illusion in a globalised world. The international capital markets set the interest rates for “sovereign” government debt. Ours is a world where big corporations and banks, defended by media owned by their billionaire friends, manipulate our democracy to protect their interests. The current machinations around Brexit are not a democratic process at all.

    This motion is intended to urge Labour to follow its internationalist traditions and act in solidarity with other socialists across Europe. This is the best way to win back disillusioned Labour voters and see off the threat of the nationalists and UKIP.

    Finally, isn’t it possible that Brexit will turn out to be impossible simply because the EU itself may soon not exist? The ongoing financial crisis threatens the stability of the euro and of the EU itself. In that case a Labour government will need socialist allies across Europe and the world.
  • Andrew Davey
    commented 2016-09-20 22:12:34 +0100
  • Kanwal Rizvi
    commented 2016-07-12 23:37:21 +0100

    Great to join the Labour family.

    I look forward to taking part in the party activities and campaigns too.

    However, it is with regret that my first contact with you is actually a complaint and a grievance.

    I joined Labour Party after spending a long time comparing between Tories and Labour. I started taking interest when I felt it was time I raise my voice or loose the respect of my young children who will one day ask me what I was doing when things looked this dark for this beautiful country and the future of next generation. I felt Jeremy Corbyn had the agenda I would like to vote for. I joined Labour Party today to have a say in the process of leader selection.

    HOWEVER, I have just found out that not only I am not allowed to vote, i would have been able to vote had I paid £25 as a new member! I am beyond stunned. I cannot comprehend the contradiction:

    1. I like Labour Party’s policies as suggested by the new Labour leader.

    2. I never voted before but now want to vote in the next GE for Labour based on those policies.

    3. I want to have my voice heard in the party.

    4. I join and my voice is rejected within few hours because I started taking interest after EU REFRENDUM?

    Not only this is terribly unfair, it’s a big loss for democracy in this country. I cannot believe what I am observing in the name of democracy.

    I really really want to be heard and I do matter I believe. I have worked extremely hard for the past 8 years to make this country greater. I have my opinion and I want to be heard. I want the Labour Party to hold to account the people who are responsible for this fiasco of stopping new members from voting. I am ready to pay £25 for getting my voice heard too (laughing my head off on this too). But if I don’t get heard now, I am sure Labour will not only loose my whole family’s vote forever, I will never think of voting anyone in any kind of election/referendum again.
  • Amarjit Bassan
    commented 2016-07-06 10:03:03 +0100
    Hi Simon,

    I voted for you in the last election. I shall be joining the labour party this week. Could you kindly explain to me the reason for the abhorrent treatment of Jeremy Corbyn by the Labour party?


    Mr Amarjit Bassan
  • Denis Sullivan
    commented 2016-06-24 15:30:44 +0100
    I would like to know how I can become involve with the local party, having just moved down from Sheffield, I’m not sure when or where the party meets. Momentous times and I feel the need (urgently) to get involved.
  • Joe Turssler
    commented 2016-06-20 00:10:46 +0100