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19/03/2016 – Mid Sussex Newsletter March 2016

Welcome to our March newsletter, especially to all new or recently re-joined members-we hope that you enjoy your membership of the party and that you will be able to take part in the activities in Mid Sussex.

Current CLP Officers:

Chair – Pam Haigh

Vice-Chair – Suzanne Nicholson

Vice-Chair Membership – Alexi Demetriadi

Secretary – Dave Chalkley

Treasurer – Greg Mountain

Youth Officer – Josh Freeman

Women’s Officer - Annie Railton

Ethnic Minorities Officer - Alexi Demetriadi

Trade Union Liaison Officer - Linda Gregory

Burgess Hill Branch Secretary - Dave Chalkley

East Grinstead Branch Secretary - Tess Fensterheim

Haywards Heath Branch Secretary - Ian Winterflood

Contact any of the above at

Our next All-Members Meeting

Our next quarterly all-members meeting will be our Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 15 June in Ardingly, details will be emailed to members nearer the date. At this meeting we will also be appointing our delegate to the Labour Party Annual Conference and considering other Conference issues including nominations to national committees.

Police and Crime Commissioner

Crawley Councillor Michael Jones has been selected as the Labour Candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner election. Please support Michael Jones by voting Labour on 5 May.

Property and Finance

The refurbishment of the flat above our office in Burgess Hill has been delayed by West Sussex County Council not granting an early licence to install the required gas supply, as this involves digging up the road.

We will be planning a number of fundraising activities over the next few months so that we can increase our campaigning activities. We are investigating setting up a ‘100 Club’ and Branch Secretaries will be contacting members with information shortly.

County Council Elections

West Sussex County Council elections will be held in May 2017. We are looking for candidates for all of the ten divisions in Mid Sussex. If you are interested in being one of our candidates contact your Branch Secretary or email . We hope to agree our panel of candidates at our June all-members meeting.

European Union Referendum

Our EU Champion, Greg Mountain, provides this initial information on why we should vote to remain in the EU in the referendum on 23 June:

The vote is to "Remain or Leave". Every vote counts— there is no party political split and it will be a simple majority. Labour’s campaign, led by Alan Johnson, is to Remain, which 213 Labour MP support, with only 5 supporting Leave.

The consensus at the recent Mid Sussex all-members meeting was to support the Remain campaign. Remain receives full support from the South East Labour MEP, Anneliese Dodds, and also Clare Moody (South West), Seb Dance (London) & Richard Corbett (Yorkshire), who provide information for Mid Sussex.

5 Myths about the EU

5 consequences of leaving the EU

5 Reasons to Remain in the EU

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