Welcome to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Labour

Labour is working for communities across
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Hampshire and Isle of WightFrom the Cities of Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester, across our many towns, and villages we have members working hard to secure a fair deal for local residents.

This new website brings together activity of the Labour Party across the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, including links to local constituency parties and their own online resources.

Britain is Better off in Europe

Britain is better off in Europe. It is clear that being in the European Union brings us jobs, growth and investment. The EU has helped to secure workers’ rights and make consumers better off too.

That’s why Labour is in for Britain.

JOBS

  • Millions of British jobs are linked to our EU membership.
  • £26.5 billion is invested in Britain by EU countries every year.
  • British workers benefit from EU agreements on workers’ rights, including the right to holiday pay, paid maternity and paternity leave, anti-discrimination laws, equal pay and protection for agency workers.

EXPORTS

  • Exports to the EU are worth £227 billion a year to the British economy.
  • The EU is Britain’s biggest export market: almost half of all of Britain’s exports go to the EU.

SECURITY

  • Thousands of criminals, including terrorists, have been arrested under the European Arrest Warrant.
  • Being in the EU enhances Britain’s global influence and allows us to take our place at the top table.

Labour Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Robin Price.for PCC

Robin Price, Labour PCC Candidate, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Labour Candidate to be Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Robin Price, says

“It is important to choose a Labour candidate who will make clear to an increasingly remote Government the effect of cuts to the police service, involving the loss of 780 officers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Crime fell by 43% under the last Labour Government but that record is now under threat. I am talking to our communities about the problems they face and will ensure resources are prioritised to deal with them.

The Government is planning to take the fire and rescue service away from local government and merge it with the police service. This is an attempt to reduce spending on services. The people who work in the two services do not want this. We already have cooperation and sharing of premises between the two services in Hampshire and I oppose this bureaucratic plan.

I have worked as a solicitor most of my life in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. I have given free legal advice and worked for Portsmouth City Council. I ran my own firm of solicitors in Ryde which included criminal and family work, and have extensive experience of the courts system.

The Government’s claim that crime is falling is not true of many types of crime.
Some of my priorities would be:

  • Put resources into front line policing for community safety and
    reducing anti-social behaviour.
  • Ensure officers have the expertise to deal with escalating
    cybercrime.
  • Recognise the high cost of rural crime in Hampshire.
  • Helping people with mental health problems takes up much police
    time. I will campaign for improved mental health services.
  • I oppose increased court charges and the reduction in legal aid and
    will investigate their impact.

Our fight for a fairer country continues

Today we share in bitter disappointment in the outcome of the General Election yesterday. We know we had a plan for a better future for this country which we’re not able to put into action.

In our campaign across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight we’ve had the support of lots of incredible people, whose enthusiasm, dedication and tireless work have been truly inspirational. And we’ve also had wonderful candidates that we couldn’t have asked for more.

As we take a moment to reflect on the results, one thing is certain. Our determination to fight for what we believe in is not diminished. Our fight for a fairer country will continue.

In the local elections we’ve had some great results, congratulations particularly go to those newly elected councillors taking wards that we haven’t held for many years.