Welcome to the Teignmouth Branch web site.
There have been a record number of new members joining the Labour Party over this exciting year - many of whom have become active members of our Teignmouth Branch. Although we didn't win the local election in May 2017, with our candidate, Lily Chasteau, we doubled our share of the vote. We are beginning to see a much stronger Labour presence in Teignmouth.
Across the country, people have had enough of the Conservative austerity policies which are destroying our public services and our NHS and are failing to fix the deficit or the economy. People everywhere are taking up the challenge to help the Labour Party into government. We want to invest in the infrastructure, build the economy, create a National Bank, improve public transport, redress increasing inequalities, ensure there is a full stop on the privatisation of the NHS and other public services. We want to humanise and fund the welfare state, provide better social care for our sick, elderly and vulnerable - and generally to work towards establishing a future of security, hope, opportunity and prosperity for the majority in Britain. Here in Teignmouth, we can support the Labour Party and help it to grow from the grass roots.
For your information: Teignmouth is a branch of the Newton Abbot Constituency. Before the 2010 election the Newton Abbot Constituency was known as the Teignbridge Constituency Labour Party. The constituency Labour Party is entirely within the district of Teignbridge and it is divided into three branches:-
The electoral wards covered by the three branches under the CLP are as follows:-
Newton Abbot Branch: - Ambrook, Bradley, Buckland & Milber, Bushell, College, Ipplepen, Kerswell with Combe, Kingsteignton East & Kingsteignton West.
Teignmouth Branch: - Bishopsteignton, Shaldon, Stokeinteignhead, Teignmouth Central, Teignmouth East & Teignmouth West
Dawlish Branch - Dawlish Central and North East, Dawlish South West, Kenton with Starcross
Monthly meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month in TAAG (Teignmouth Arts Action Group), Northumberland Place, Teignmouth at 7.30pm. The first 30 minutes is devoted to Party business and the remainder of the meeting is for topical political discussion or a visit from someone of interest to the members.
All members are welcome to attend and encouraged to share their ideas and contribute fully to these discussions. We really need new members, too, to help us grow and fight to become a strong opposition, and eventually to fight for the Labour Party in the Teignbridge Council Elections, in 2019.