GMB North West & Irish Region

COUNTDOWN TO THE GENERAL ELECTION 2017

All the latest news, views and daily updates in the build-up to the election

GMB North West & Irish Region

GMB Regional Secretary Paul McCarthy on why GMB will be fighting for a Labour victory in the general election:

“On June 8th the British people will be going to the polls in what is, without a doubt, the most important general election in decades. 

Not only is a right wing Tory push for a “hard brexit” on the cards and with it the risk of further stifling our economy for years to come, but an increased majority for the Tories will be hugely damaging to an already fragile recovery, housing prospects for young people and devastating for our NHS.  Not to mention those vulnerable and aging members of our society who continue to come under attack from a heartless tory elite that would rather slash taxes for their rich friends than invest in quality care for the very people who made this country what it is. Read More

LABOUR ANNOUNCE VAT CUT IF ELECTED

As campaigning moves into the final few days before the election on Thursday,  Labour have said they will aim to help tens of millions of people who are struggling on lower incomes by cutting the rate of VAT. The new... Read More

GMB North West & Irish Region

As campaigning moves into the final few days before the election on Thursday,  Labour have said they will aim to help tens of millions of people who are struggling on lower incomes by cutting the rate of VAT.

The new pledge to use the proceeds of future growth to reduce VAT from its current 20% level came as Theresa May and her senior ministersappeared to be at loggerheads over the Conservatives’ own tax policies.  Theresa May continued to refuse to rule out a tax increase, despite two senior ministers stating that there would be none.

Announcing the proposal, would-be Chancellor John McDonnell said:
“What we are saying is that the concept of fairness is at the heart of everything we do”
“When it comes to tax, it will always be a fair policy and if I can reduce the burden of taxation on middle and low earners I will do it as we grow the economy.  I will do it”.

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ELECTION UPDATE

GMB members, Officers and activists continue campaigning hard for Labour and with just a week to go their efforts could be making all the difference as the polls are showing an ever closing gap between Labour and the... Read More
GMB North West & Irish Region

GMB members, Officers and activists continue campaigning hard for Labour and with just a week to go their efforts could be making all the difference as the polls are showing an ever closing gap between Labour and the Conservatives.

As Labour began to roll out their manifesto and highlighted their key pledges to the country voters have warmed to Jeremy Corbym and his ratings continue to go up in the polls whilst the cracks in the Tory strategy are getting wider and wider.

Jeremy Corbyn appeared on the BBC leaders debate on Wednesday night and the fact that the Tories are screaming about BBC bias and that the audience were all left wingers shows just how well Jeremy Corbyn came across and how rattled they are after Teresa May’s no show.

Jeremy Corbyn challenged Teresa May’s stand in Amber Rudd over the impact of the government’s spending cuts and asked her “if she thinks this is a country at ease with itself: have you been to a food bank? “Have you seen people sleeping around our stations? Have you seen the levels of poverty that exist because of your government’s conscious decisions on benefits?”

Campaigning will continue ahead of polling day on June 8th.  

If you would like to get involved in your area please contact Neil Smith at [email protected]

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JEREMY CORBYN IN WEST KIRBY

Thousands of people turned out to listen to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the weekend when he visited West Kirby ahead next month’s General Election. Addressing the large crowd on South Parade he urged members to make... Read More
GMB North West & Irish Region

Thousands of people turned out to listen to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the weekend when he visited West Kirby ahead next month’s General Election.

Addressing the large crowd on South Parade he urged members to make sure they play their part in campaigning hard to ensure a good result when voters go to the polls on June 8 th .

Mr Corbyn reiterated his support for Labour's Wirral West candidate Margaret Greenwood and he also announced that a Labour government would ban fracking.

People of all ages, including families with children, gathered on the beach as far as the promenade to see Mr Corbyn and he later said:

"It was a privilege to be able to address the huge crowd on West Kirby beach today.

"People came out despite the wet weather and rain held off for us.

"Margaret Greenwood is a brilliant local MP and I was determined to make time to come here and support her campaign.

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