Dispatch from the campaign #18

Two weeks ago Labour conference overwhelmingly backed a radical, socialist Green New Deal that will decarbonise Britain by 2030 and rebuild our economy in the interests of people and planet.

In the last few days Labour has made some announcements on how it will do so, creating hundreds of thousands of green-collar jobs in the process, and yesterday we were delighted to see Jeremy Corbyn sign up to a radical Green New Deal programme! Listen to his full speech here


This is just the beginning. Now we’re taking the Green New Deal to every town, workplace and community across the UK. 

On 11 October we took to the streets with Extinction Rebellion to demand political action on the climate crisis, leafleting and talking to people about Labour's Green New Deal. There was an amazing response from protestors - we used all of our 1000 leaflets! 📣

What’s been happening this week?

SHEFFIELD – On Wednesday Sheffield LGND met to discuss what a Green New Deal can mean for South Yorkshire. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news. 

MERSEYSIDE – Last night Merseyside LGND met to start building plans for a high-skilled, low-carbon economy in the region. Catch up here.

Upcoming events

GLASGOW – Glasgow LGND have organised a campaigning stall tomorrow on Buchanan St.  More info. 

LONDON – Join South West London LGND for their launch on 16 October. More info.

SHREWSBURY – On 19 October Shropshire LGND are hosting their launch event at St. Nicholas Bar and Bistro. More info.

LONDON – On 2 November our co-founder Chris Saltmarsh is speaking at the Ella Baker School of Organising and Critical Labour Studies’ Innovations in Organising conference. More info and tickets.

Get involved

We're recruiting for a new Creative Content Co-Lead. In this role, you will share the co-ordination of our design & video output, managing a team of volunteers in this task. Read the role description for more info. If you're interested in applying, email info@labourgnd.uk with a couple paragraphs outlining your motivation and experience.

We're also on the lookout for a Mass Mail Lead to manage our email communications, including drafting and sending regular emails to our supporters. Have a look at the full role description

Take a look at the full list of our current recruitment needs. You can also get involved with your local group, or set up your own - ask us how.

With a general election on the way, you can help us go further. Chip in today to help us build a lasting movement. 

If you want to share some news in one of our dispatches, let us know at info@labourgnd.uk


In solidarity,

Jenny on behalf of the Lab4GND team