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July's CLP meeting was held in a packed Worthing Labour Hall.

Worthing West Labour has seen its membership quadruple since the General Election only 15 months ago and there has been a further surge over the last month bringing membership to almost 700.

The upsurge in support for the party in Worthing was reflected in more than 70 members packing the Labour Hall in Lyndhurst Road for the regular monthly meeting of the party this Wednesday.

The current differences over party leadership were debated at length in a friendly atmosphere. There was overwhelming support for a motion supporting the continued leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.

July CLP Meeting

July's CLP meeting was held in a packed Worthing Labour Hall.

We are concerned at the recent increase in racist attacks since the EU referendum result.

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Worthing West Labour Party celebrate the contribution of immigrants from the EU and beyond and strongly condemn the recent spate of racist attacks following the EU Referendum.

If you are the victim or witness to one of these attacks, please contact the Police.

We stand with you, regardless of race, religion, gender, nationality or sexuality.

Recent rise in the amount of racist attacks following the EU Referendum

We are concerned at the recent increase in racist attacks since the EU referendum result.

As the EU Referendum campaign draws to a close and the nation goes to the polls tomorrow, our EU Referendum Officer Ian Walker offers some final arguments as to why you should vote to Remain in the EU tomorrow.

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Membership of the EU allows our local businesses access to a market of 500 million people, only having to follow one set of rules and not 28.  The HMRC estimate that 3,332 companies in the South East export goods and services to the EU.  It is thought some 4,000 jobs in Worthing West are reliant on trade with the EU.

The EU also offers protections for us as workers.  The EU Working Time Directive guarantees us four weeks holidays a year and offers us protection against being forced to work long hours.  For the third of all workers in West Sussex who are part time, EU law also gives protection to temporary workers and agency workers, who are often in the most precarious jobs, stops part‐time workers being treated less favourably than full‐time workers, and stops pregnant women from being treated unfavourably by employers.

It is now illegal for any country in the EU to allow discrimination at work based on sexual orientation while the Charter of Fundamental Rights protects people with disabilities from the same.

When schoolteacher Jeremy Forrest ran off to France with a 15 year old pupil in 2012, he was spotted by a bar owner in Bordeaux who alerted the police in the UK.  Using an European Arrest Warrant, a joint operation between Sussex and French police allowed Forrest to be arrested and sent back to the UK where he was eventually prosecuted for Child Abduction.

Similarly convicted pedophile Roderick MacDonald was returned from Malta using an European Arrest Warrant issued by Lewes Crown Court after he broke the terms of his suspended sentence for assaulting two girls in Shoreham.

Sussex was on the front line of the second world war, including the RAF flying missions out of Shoreham, Westhampnett and Tangmere (with Polish pilots fighting, and dying, alongside British pilots).  After 1,000 years of European wars the post-second world war era has seen unprecedented peace including the fall of military dictatorships in Greece, Spain and Portugal and the fall of the Iron Curtain. These countries have subsequently been welcomed into the family of democratic nations in the EU.

Seeing the UK as part of the EU doesn’t make you any less patriotic.  Wanting the UK to join with the rest of Europe in solving international challenges doesn’t make you less British.

Learn from history and step confidently into the future by voting to Remain in the EU tomorrow.

Details for Polling Station in Worthing can be found here and for Arun here.

Ian Walker
ian.walker1973@gmail.com
EU Referendum Officer
Worthing West CLP

Vote Remain Tomorrow

As the EU Referendum campaign draws to a close and the nation goes to the polls tomorrow, our EU Referendum Officer Ian Walker offers some final arguments as to why...

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