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IMG_3490_2.jpgOur parliamentary candidate, Richard Wilson, has accepted all of the invitations he has received to public hustings events. Here is the list of public debates taking place between candidates to be Guildford's next MP:

19 February: For students and University of Surrey staff, hustings organised by the Politics Society.

9 March: Hustings organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers at G Live. Book your place here. Not many parliamentary candidates or MPs have engineering degrees. Richard has a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and worked as an engineer for about 5 years before becoming an airline pilot.

13 April: Amnesty International hustings - 7.30pm at St Nicholas's Church Hall, Bury Street GU2 4AW

21 April: Hustings in Guildford - more details soon.

23 April: Hustings in Cranleigh - more details soon.

2015 Election Hustings

Our parliamentary candidate, Richard Wilson, has accepted all of the invitations he has received to public hustings events. Here is the list of public debates taking place between candidates to...

The new voter registration system has left thousands of people unaware that they can't yet vote. Register now to have your say on the 7th May!

 

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Last year the Electoral Commission introduced individual voter registration, meaning that everyone must now ensure they are on the electoral register themselves.

Doing so only takes 5 minutes and means that you’re able to vote in both the national and Council elections this May:

https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

The Guildford Labour Party has been visiting households across Guildford where residents aren’t registered to help them sign up, and have already reached hundreds of people who hadn’t used the new system.

Students are especially affected by the new system as thousands are still yet to register and are unaware that they must do so themselves after Universities were previously allowed to register new intakes en masse.

Although voters are only eligible to vote once per election, students who are registered at home can also register to vote at their University residence to ensure they don't miss out on having their say come polling day.

Voter Registration

The new voter registration system has left thousands of people unaware that they can't yet vote. Register now to have your say on the 7th May!

Richard Wilson offered his support to workers at Guildford’s Tesco store recently. They are campaigning to protect shopworkers from verbal and physical abuse received from some customers. This is part of USDAW’s Respect for Shopworkers Week.

Richard at Guildford Tesco

Richard had the opportunity to speak to members of staff and hear their experiences. Thank you to Angie, Lyn, Sue, Lucy and Tasha for inviting Richard and telling him about the occasions where customers lost their cool.

The relationship between customers and those who provide a service is sometimes very uneven in terms of power. In a similar way, the power relationship between employers and employees can be unbalanced too. When this happens there is the potential for the relationship to become abusive. It was this imbalance that led to the Labour Party being set up over 100 years ago and it is why we still exist today.

It was great to see that Tesco management were supporting the campaign today. They allowed Richard into the staff canteen for a cup of tea and a chat with staff on their break. Tesco realise that their employees deserve to be protected from abuse and that it is not part of their job.

Please remember the next time you are feeling stressed while shopping: follow the USDAW penguin’s advice and Keep Your Cool!

 USDAW penguin

Keep your cool! Don't abuse shopworkers

Richard Wilson offered his support to workers at Guildford’s Tesco store recently. They are campaigning to protect shopworkers from verbal and physical abuse received from some customers. This is part...

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