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Lancaster & Fleetwood Labour Party

Labour is here to support the people of Lancaster - to ensure that services are delivered for the benefit of all and to make Lancaster a great place to live and work. 

Lancaster MP Cat Smith condemns Tory Voter ID check plans

12/3/18: Lancaster MP Cat Smith has hit out at Conservative plans to introduce Voter ID checks, which over 40 charities argue will rob vulnerable people of a say in elections.

Suffragette Cabaret & Disco

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 19:30 at Gregson Centre, Lancaster LA1 3PY

Cat Smith announces labour challenge

12/1/18: Our congratulations to Lancaster & Fleetwood MP Cat Smith and her husband Ben Soffa who have delightedly announced they are expecting their first child this summer.

Labour MPs join forces on winter NHS as local hospitals "60 beds short"

12/1/18: Lancaster MP Cat Smith and her Furness counterpart John Woodcock have joined forces to demand government action on the scale of local bed shortages during the winter NHS crisis.

Labour bids to tackle ‘holiday hunger’ as local foodbank use soars

16/11/17: A Labour motion backing a parliamentary bid to tackle ‘holiday hunger’ among children – as well as a rise of more than 80 per cent in the use of foodbanks in Lancaster - has been passed by Lancaster City Council

Meeting with Cat Smith MP about M.E.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 14:00 at Cornerstone, Sulyard Street, Lancaster LA1 1PX

Cat Smith MP backs campaign to scrap public sector pay cap for nurses

12/9/17: Lancaster and Fleetwood MP, Cat Smith has backed the growing campaign for the Government to scrap the 1 per cent cap on public sector pay in the upcoming Budget. 451 nurses are affected by the pay cap in Lancaster and Fleetwood.

Cat Smith joins calls for tougher penalties for animal abusers

21/8/17: Cat Smith MP has joined growing calls for tougher penalties for animal abuse and action to be taken to enforce bans on offenders from keeping animals.

Cat Smith holds Lancaster & Fleetwood for Labour with 6,661 majority

9/6/17: 09.06.17 Congratulations to Cat Smith MP, who has held Lancaster & Fleetwood for Labour, with 25,342 votes (55.1% of the turnout) increasing her majority from 1,265 in 2015 to 6,661.

Save Our Schools March & Rally

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 11:00 at Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ

OMG! Jeremy Corbyn's at the Front Door!

16/3/17: I just nearly had a heart attack. I answered the doorbell and Jeremy Corbyn and Cat Smith were standing there asking me if I was going to vote Labour at the County Council election.

Cat Smith MP backs breathing space for families in problem debt

17/2/17: Cat Smith MP Lancaster FleetwoodCat Smith MP has backed calls for a new scheme to help thousands of families regain control of their finances as data from the Bank of England shows unsecured household debt rising at its fastest rate since the financial crisis. In Lancaster and Fleetwood alone, an estimated 2872 families with 4893 children are living with problem debt.

Cat Smith welcomes government u-turn on "Tenant Tax"

23/11/16: Cat Smith MP: pleased "disastrous" rent proposal has been ditchedLancaster's MP Cat Smith has welcomed a government u-turn on a ‘pay to stay’ policy that would have hiked local rents by an average of £2,213 a year The Government last night abandoned its controversial ‘pay to stay’ policy, which wou

Government forces fracking onto Lancashire

6/10/16: 06.10.16 Demonstrators protesting today's decision The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javidtoday allowed Cuadrilla's appeal against the county council's decision to refuse permission for fracking at the Preston New Road site, subject to conditions.

MP takes 'Chats with Cat' to villages

2/8/16: Cat Smith MPCat Smith, Member of Parliament for Lancaster and Fleetwood, is expanding her summer programme of meetings with parish councils and hosting ‘Chats with Cat’ to allow village residents to come and raise issues with her.

Cat Smith MP hits back at "inappropriate" election expenses claims, David Morris also facing investigation

25/5/16: 25.05.16 Lancaster and Morecambe MP Cat Smith. Photo: Gus Campbell Photography/The Labour Party Lancaster and Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has hit back at claims raised on a political blog that she filed improper expenses for last year's General Election campaign.

Tory Cuts Continue with over 100 more local Civil Service staff jobs at risk

5/5/16: Analysis of a plan for cuts to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, leaked earlier this month, has revealed that 77 per cent of staff in line for potential redundancy are based in the regions, with more than 10,000 staff across the country in the potential redundancy pool – including 101 in Lancaster.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith demands PM apply for EU flood relief funds

12/1/16: Cat SmithCat Smith, Member of Parliament for Lancaster and Fleetwood, has written to the Prime Minister demanding that he apply for flood relief funds from the European Union.

Lancaster MP Backs Small Business Saturday

5/12/15: Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, and Julie Ward, MEP for the North West of England, have joined Shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle MP in celebrating the contribution of small firms in Lancaster as part of this year’s Small Business Saturday today, December 5th.