Banbury Constituency Labour Party
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GEORGE PARISH ROAD OPENING
Saturday 2 December – The ribbon gets cut to inaugurate George Parish Road. Family, friends and our Labour Councillors gather to honour George’s legacy.
Mark Cherry said, “I’ve lived in Bretch Hill all my life and I’ve known George Parish as a friend, a respected campaigner who tenaciously fought with fellow activists to successfully save the Maternity Unit at the Horton (2008) and for his hard work as labour councillor in Ruscote.
He was my inspiration to go into local politics and I take pride in my contribution in getting George Parish Road named after him. His name and legacy will now live on.”
Sue Edgar, Chair of Labour Health Matters* said, “I worked alongside George from 1993 to 2000, mostly with him as Chair and me as Secretary of the CLP, and Press Officer at Banbury Health Emergency. He was a complete star – kind, clever, energetic, a natural leader, and a Banbury man through and through. He gave his best years to saving the Horton, and he saved it time after time. We still have a hospital because of George.”
* Labour Health Matters is a working group of health professionals and activists providing a distinctive Labour message on local and national health issues for all communities served by the Oxford University Hospitals Trust. The Chair of the group is Sue Edgar who worked closely with George Parish on the Save the Horton Campaign
The Banbury Labour Party constituency is divided into 3 Branches:
- Banbury Town
- Bicester & District
- North Oxfordshire Villages
To work out in which Branch you live, see the constituency map.Since May 2010 your local Labour Party has been actively campaigning against the speed and scale of cuts to public services that are affecting the most vulnerable in our local communities. These include cuts to housing, transport services, policing, libraries, health and social care.The Conservative-led Coalition cuts go too far and too fast and, through increased unemployment, low paid jobs, many with zero hour contracts, there is a highly negative effect on the economy which although showing some small signs of recovery is still extremely fragile. There are almost a million young people unemployed which is a shocking statistic. As the burden on state services from cost of living crisis increases, the budget deficit becomes harder to reduce. The Banbury Labour Party is fighting for a strategy for growth, an increase in employment and better paid jobs, and reducing the deficit through this growth, rather than excessive cuts.