Momentum Northants meeting, 20 April 2017

We have entered the final three weeks of the election campaign. My experience here in Northampton has been generally positive. On the doorstep people are receptive to our message of change. However, we have struggled to mobilise wider layers of party members. It would be useful to discuss how we can engage these comrades and strengthen our grassroots.

Momentum meeting

The next meeting of Momentum Northants is at 7pm, Thursday 20 April 2017, in the Concert Room (ground-floor, at the rear of the building), Kingsley Park Working Men’s Club, 120 Kingsley Park Terrace, Northampton NN2 7HJ. The Club is wheelchair-accessible.

There is no car park but the surrounding streets (Moore Street and Chaucer Street) are not permit-restricted and it is also possible to park on Kingsley Park Terrace itself. Please note: Moore Street and Chaucer Street are both one-way. There are also several bus routes which travel down Kingsley Park Terrace/Kettering Road.

The minutes of the previous meeting are available to download from the Momentum Northants website.

The agenda is:

  1. Apologies
  2. Previous minutes and matters arising
  3. County Council election campaigning
  4. Grassroots Momentum conference (draft report available for download)
  5. Official Momentum conference
  6. May Day event – sponsorship request
  7. Labour Party AGMs
  8. Doddridge parking issues
  9. Elections:
    • Kettering delegate
    • Wellingborough Delegate
    • Corby CLP Liaison
    • Corby Delegate
    • Daventry CLP Liaison
    • Daventry Delegate
    • National Contact
    • Regional Delegates
  10. Any other business

Celebrate May Day

Monday 1 May 2017 from 7pm, Wellingborough Afro-Caribbean Association Centre, 27 Rock St. Wellingborough. NN8 4LW. (Free parking in nearby Jackson’s Lane car park.)


  • Cllr John McGhee, Northants County Council Labour Group leader
  • Paul Bosworth, Communication Workers Union and TULO, Northampton Labour
  • Penny Smith, UNISON
  • Craig Plowman, Unite the Union

Featuring music and poetry from Attila the Stockbroker, Jimmy Pike & the Red Stars, Jessica Afia & Rob Matheson (of the Deportees). There will also be stalls, snacks and real ale.

Tickets cost £8 (concessions £5). Contact Paul: 07872836463 or Tony 07944011080.

Join the Labour Party!

Labour is now the largest party in Western Europe with national membership now standing in excess of half-a-million. Local parties across the county have had an influx of enthusiastic new and returning members.

We face many challenges. The Tories have ratcheted-up their attacks on migrant workers and refugees, the NHS is in crisis, the jobless, the disabled, and the dying are been harassed and denied benefits. We can – and must – provide positive, socialist answers. And you can be part of that. Join today –

In solidarity

Andy Gunton
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