Global Climate Lobby with Afzal Khan MP on 21 Aug

The Whalley Range Climate Action group has arranged an online lobby event with Manchester Gorton MP Afzal Kahn on Friday 21 August at 3pm. The discussion will focus on the global justice aspect of the climate emergency. Everyone in Manchester Gorton constituency is invited to take part. It is an opportunity to discuss the importance of global justice in our fight for a stable climate and to hear what he has been working on already.

To register to take part in this lobby event, please use this link.

Today is Election Day – vote Labour for a better future

This is the most important election that many of us can remember. Every vote counts – don’t waste the chance to have your say. Four things to remember:

  • You don’t need your polling card to vote – just go to your polling station and give them your name and address
  • Polls are open until 10pm
  • If you’ve got a postal vote but haven’t sent it back yet, you can complete the voting pack and take the sealed envelope to any polling station in Manchester before 10pm
  • If you don’t know where your polling station is or you need a lift to vote, visit our polling station finder.

Make sure you’re registered to vote – and maybe go postal

Events are moving very fast at the moment in Parliament. The Labour Party leadership have been very clear – they would like to have a general election as soon as possible, provided the Tory government are prevented from forcing the country out of the EU without a deal on 31 October. Once that safeguard is in place, we desperately need an election – to address all the problems facing the UK at present, not just Brexit.

To take part in an election, you need to be registered to vote – see here for our quick Q&A explaining what’s involved, and here for a link to register. If an election is called for 15 October, the deadline for registration will be 27 September, so if you need to register why not do it now – it only takes five minutes. And if you’re away from home a lot, or maybe you’re a student and you want to vote in your home constituency, consider applying for a postal vote.

Protest this Monday against the shutdown of Parliament

Houses of Parliament closed

Labour activists are joining with people from all over Manchester and beyond to protest against the prorogation of parliament, announced today by Boris Johnson and the Tory government. A Rally Against The Coup is planned for Monday 2nd September at 6.30pm meeting at the Peterloo Memorial.

There is also a petition on the Parliament website.