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Work Until You Drop Under the Conservatives

A month ago, Boris Johnson became Prime Minister and put together a terrifyingly right-wing cabinet. The ideological vultures began to ...
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NHS Privatisation 2.0

In a very worrying development, privatisation of the NHS may be entering a whole new phase. Private contractors are being ...
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Join Hands for Our Hospital

I was immensely proud to speak at Save Our NHS in Kent's demonstration of support for Queen Elizabeth the Queen ...
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Policy Officer of South Thanet Labour

I'm delighted to announce that I've been elected as Policy Officer of South Thanet Labour Party. This post was created ...
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Jennie Formby’s Report on Antisemitism

On Monday 22 July 2019, the General Secretary of the Labour Party, Jennie Formby, presented a report to the Parliamentary ...
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Health Services in Thanet

I spent Tuesday afternoon on the parliamentary estate with representatives from clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and public health bodies. They ...
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Southeastern Rail Franchise

The Southeastern franchise has been extended to 10 November 2019, with an option to renew until 1 April 2020. While ...
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Motion from Broadstairs BLP

On Thursday 30 May 2019, Broadstairs branch of South Thanet CLP passed the following motion: The NCC has declared the ...
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Motion from Sheffield Hallam CLP

On Thursday 30 May, Sheffield Hallam CLP passed the following motion:This CLP notes:• That in December 2018, Labour Party’s NEC ...
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South Thanet Labour Party candidate Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, from Ramsgate, wins fight to be cleared over alleged antisemitism row on Twitter

On Friday 10 May, I attended a day-long hearing with the National Constitutional Committee, the Labour Party's disciplinary body. I ...
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Complaint to IPSO about the Sunday Times

This complaint was sent to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) on 11 March 2019.To Whom it May ConcernI am ...
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Smeared Labour candidate fights back

In this article for the Electronic Intifada from 8 February 2019, Asa Winstanley captures the anger within South Thanet Labour ...
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Motion from Ramsgate branch

At the General Committee meeting of South Thanet Labour Party on 28 January 2019, a motion was presented by Ramsgate ...
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A Democratic Deficit

The February issue of Labour Briefing features an article about the South Thanet struggle, written by South Thanet Labour Party's ...
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David Shrigley Artwork Auctioned to Raise Funds for Legal Case

To celebrate me being selected as the Labour Party's parliamentary candidate for South Thanet, my dear friend David Shrigley gave ...
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Rejected parliamentary candidate considering taking Labour to court

Trust the Morning Star to hit the nail on the head in its coverage of the South Thanet struggle from ...
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BBC Radio Kent coverage of the South Thanet struggle

On 23 January 2019, BBC Radio Kent covered the plight of South Thanet Labour Party's parliamentary campaign. John Warnett, host ...
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Former Labour parliamentary hopeful plans court action against own party in deselection row

On 23 January 2018, Isle of Thanet News reported on the NEC's continued refusal to review its decision not to ...
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We Have to Make the Labour Party More Accountable

On 23 January 2019, Paul Francis, Political Editor of the Kent Messenger Group, wrote up our struggle to make the ...
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NEC Committee Refuses to Review Endorsement Decision

On Tuesday 22 January, the Organisation Committee of the Labour Party's National Executive Committee refused to review – or even ...
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Motion from North Thanet CLP

North Thanet CLP rejects entirely the decision of a three-person NEC panel not to endorse South Thanet Labour Party’s democratically ...
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CWU Kent Invicta

This branch rejects entirely the decision of the three-person NEC panel not to endorse South Thanet Labour Party’s democratically elected ...
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Motion from Folkestone and Hythe CLP

This CLP is appalled at the decision of a three-person NEC panel not to endorse South Thanet Labour Party’s democratically ...
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Motion from South Thanet CLP

On Friday 18 January 2018, an emergency meeting of the General Council of South Thanet Constituency Labour Party was convened ...
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Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt: The latest victim of the witch-hunt

http://labourpartymarxists.org.uk/rebecca-gordon-nesbitt-another-victim-of-the-witch-hunt/ ...
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Unite Community Kent Branch

This branch supports Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt as South Thanet CLP's democratically selected parliamentary candidate, and note she is a member of this Unite ...
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Model motions: Support the reinstatement of Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt as parliamentary candidate for Thanet South

http://www.labouragainstthewitchhunt.org/our-positions/model-motion-support-the-reinstatement-of-rebecca-gordon-nesbitt-as-parliamentary-candidate-for-thanet-south/ ...
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Motion from Dover South and Dover Central branches (Dover and Deal CLP)

This branch is appalled at the decision of a three-person NEC panel not to endorse South Thanet Labour Party’s democratically ...
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Crowdfunder for Action in the High Court

As the reality of the situation sunk in that we would have to contemplate legal action to reverse the NEC's ...
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Jewish Voice for Labour: Support Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt’s crowdfunding appeal

Support Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt’s crowdfunding appeal ...
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Hundreds back election hopeful’s legal challenge

Over the holiday period and into January, hundreds of Labour members and supporters from across East Kent and beyond wrote ...
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Motion from Elthorne branch (Ealing Southall CLP)

This branch supports Thanet South CLP in continuing to back its selected parliamentary candidate Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, who eight months ...
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Motion from Whitstable branch (Canterbury and Whitstable CLP)

This branch views with grave concern the decision of the three-person Labour Party National Executive Committee (NEC) panel not to ...
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Labour candidate for MP rejected over tweet dispute

When I found out before Christmas that the Labour Party's National Executive Committee had refused to endorse me as South ...
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Jewish Voice for Labour statement in support of Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt

Petition Labour NEC to endorse South Thanet parliamentary candidate ...
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Labour Representation Committee: Witch Hunt Goes On

https://labourrep.com/blog/2018/12/19/witch-hunt-goes-on ...
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Labour’s Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt rejected as parliamentary candidate for South Thanet

On 18 December 2018, a three-member panel of the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) decided not to endorse me ...
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Letter for Publication to the Jewish Chronicle

On 19 December 2018, I sent a letter to the Jewish Chronicle, correcting some serious errors in their reporting. As ...
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A Dark Day for Democracy

I’m writing this post with a very heavy heart. Earlier today, the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) decided not ...
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A Picture of Hypocrisy

How hypocritical of South Thanet's Conservative MP, Craig Mackinlay, to take a selfie for Twitter with Trussell Trust volunteers collecting ...
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Protest to Save Our Stroke Unit

Health commissioners want to close the stroke unit at Thanet's only hospital. If this is allowed to happen, stroke sufferers ...
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Building a Thriving Thanet: A Community Conversation

On 5 December 2018, we held the second event in the Building a Thriving Thanet series – a community conversation ...
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Labour Parliamentary hopeful horrified by racist sticker placed on her home

It was horrifying to learn that the National Front is still active in South Thanet. I offered the following comment ...
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A Hanukkah Message

This week, Jewish communities around the world are celebrating Hanukkah (pronounced kha-nu-kah). This eight-day festival of lights commemorates victory over ...
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National Front poster covers Labour display

I was recently disturbed to discover that someone had slapped a National Front sticker on my front window, partially obscuring ...
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Building a Thriving Thanet: Neil McInroy public talk

On Friday 23 November, as part of Building a Thriving Thanet, we were honoured to be visited by Neil McInroy, ...
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Jobs: Why Young People Are the Hardest Hit

For my November column in Isle of Thanet News, I look at the gloomy job prospects facing young people in ...
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Thriving Thanet talk

A quick reminder about the public talk on local wealth-building courtesy of Thanet Gazette. Come and join us on Friday ...
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We need more mental health care, not less

When Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group took the decision not to recommission Thanet's vital Thinkaction mental health hub, a spokesman claimed ...
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Jeremy Corbyn’s Statement on Govt Brexit Deal

The government is falling apart before our eyes. Their half-baked deal has unravelled, the Prime Minister has lost all authority ...
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Holding NHS Managers to Account Over A&E Services in East Kent

On Tuesday 13 November, NHS managers held a 'listening event' about A&E services in East Kent. They presented two options ...
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Keys to prosperity in the north’s great cities

On 1 November 2018, the Guardian ran an article about the radical economic transformation that's under way in Preston. I ...
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Thanet’s hidden homeless

No one can have failed to notice the shocking rise of homelessness in the UK. This has more than doubled ...
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Building a Thriving Thanet

I'm standing for Parliament because I want South Thanet to thrive. For autumn 2018, we're kicking off a series of ...
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Thinkaction mental health support in Thanet has closed but here’s where you can go for support

I was pleased to be quoted in this article on Thanet's potentially deadly mental health crisis. But some of the ...
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Thanet’s mental health crisis and the loss of a vital service

The Isle of Thanet News, 26 October 2018 The word ‘crisis’ is overused in politics these days, but it seems perfectly appropriate to ...
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North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale brands Canterbury ‘super-hospital’ proposal as “unworkable”

In response to plans for a Kent 'super-hospital', I was quoted in today's Isle of Thanet News as follows: I ...
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Proposals for east Kent hospitals could mean A&E and other services moved from Margate to new Canterbury site

Today's Isle of Thanet News reported on controversial proposals to move key hospital services from Margate to Canterbury. I was ...
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The public will be barred from a council meeting

I'm proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with Cllr Ian Venables who has been the victim of bureaucratic bungling by Thanet District ...
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Protestors in Battle to Save QEQM Stroke Unit

I was pleased to be quoted in the Thanet Gazette, below, in relation to the recent QEQM stroke unit protest: ...
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Hundreds join in stroke protest

The stroke protest outside QEQM on 6th October was well-documented in Wednesday's Thanet Extra ...
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The State of Health in East Kent

I was pleased to be invited to summarise the state of health in East Kent for the website of Labour ...
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QEQM Margate protesters shout ‘save our NHS’

I'm pleased to be quoted at length in this Thanet Gazette article on today's stroke protest: “Sir Roger, who declined ...
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Save Our Stroke Services at QEQM

Save Our NHS in Kent (SONiK) – of which I’m a member – called a protest against the decision of ...
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Hundreds turn out in protest at plans to remove stroke unit from Margate’s QEQM Hospital

Following the protest outside QEQM on 6th October, I was pleased to be quoted at length in the Isle of ...
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Sunday Politics South East

Thanks to Sunday Politics South East for visiting Ramsgate to interview me for their feature about Labour's election prospects in the region ...
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South East Today – Proposed Tax on Holiday Homes

Talking to Helen Catt on BBC South East about how the party’s proposed tax on holiday homes could work for ...
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Not a done deal

In September 2018, the people of Thanet heard the devastating news that QEQM hadn't made it onto the list of ...
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Back to School

This week, South Thanet Labour Party organised a mass campaign at schools across the constituency. Activists handed leaflets to parents at ...
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MP needs to take another look at the facts

On 7 September 2018, a public meeting was held in Ramsgate to discuss the future of Manston Airport. On the same day, ...
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For the Many…

In the late summer of 2018, we produced and distributed our first constituency-wide newsletter, introducing our parliamentary campaign to the ...
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To Have and Have Yacht

For August, I used my monthly column in Isle of Thanet News to highlight the growing gap between the have ...
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South Thanet Labour Party at Margate Pride

South Thanet Labour Party was out in force at Margate Pride, a great celebration of diversity in Thanet. The march, ...
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South Thanet MP Muddies the Water with Canterbury Option

Having consistently refused to condemn the potential loss of stroke services from Thanet's QEQM Hospital, South Thanet MP, Craig Mackinlay, ...
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South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay Blasted Over Threatened Closure of Stroke Service Unit at Margate’s QEQM Hospital

MP Craig Mackinlay has been accused of “failing people at risk of stroke in his constituency”. Labour parliamentary candidate Rebecca ...
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Foster Home Ban in Most Deprived Area

Article in Thanet Extra on Thanet District Council's plan to ban foster homes in Cliftonville West: Labour's parliamentary candidate for ...
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Why Thanet Should Care About Children in Care

The Conservative-controlled Thanet District Council is seeking to ban foster homes in Cliftonville West as a 'solution' to problems caused ...
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Plan to Ban Foster Homes is Short Sighted

On 21 July, Thanet District Council will debate a plan to ban foster homes in its poorest ward, Cliftonville West ...
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Multi-Faith Community Clean-Up

On 12 July 2018, more than 20 volunteers came together to clean up parts of Ramsgate, including Rabbi Cliff Cohen ...
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Letter to Thanet Extra on Housing

My letter on housing published in this week's Thanet Extra under the header People come before profit. The full text ...
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NHS 70th Birthday Celebration

On 7 July, the Labour Party celebrated the 70th birthday of our greatest achievement – the National Health Service. We ...
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Live Animal Exports Protest in Metro

On 28 June, three lorries packed full of live sheep were taken to the Port of Ramsgate for export. They ...
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Live Animal Exports Protest in Thanet Gazette

On 28 June, three lorries packed full of live sheep were taken to the Port of Ramsgate for export. They ...
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RGN on Cliftonville’s Litter in the Daily Mail

Here's something I never thought I'd see – me in the Daily Mail. Almost everyone I speak to agrees that ...
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RGN on the State of Thanet’s GP Surgeries

In advance of the second Save Our NHS in Kent (SONiK) conference, I used my new monthly column in the ...
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RGN on the Closure of Ramsgate NHS Dentists

I was asked by a fellow member of South Thanet Labour Party to look into the closure of two NHS ...
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Report on behalf of Save Our NHS in Kent

On Saturday 24 March, health commissioners for Kent and Medway organised a ‘listening event’ in St Peters (Broadstairs) as part ...
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A short film about Save Our NHS in Kent

Jujia Li made a short film about Save Our NHS in Kent and the campaign to protect stroke services at ...
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Demonstration to Protect Stroke Services at QEQM Hospital

Under plans drawn up by health commissioners for Kent and Medway, stroke services will move from Queen Elizabeth the Queen ...
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On the Eve of the Demonstration to Protect Stroke Services at QEQM Hospital

The Isle of Thanet News ran a story about the proposed loss of stroke services from Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother ...
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Background to the Defend Our NHS conference, South Thanet Labour Party

On 27 January 2018, Save Our NHS in Kent (SONiK) organised a meeting to discuss the cuts and closures planned ...
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