Barrow and Furness Labour has hit out at today’s mini-budget by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng as a blatant and disproportionate boost to the ultra-wealthy that will ultimately be borne by the poorest in society.

Press Release Date: 23/09/2022 Barrow and Furness Labour executive committee member Gary Robinson has criticised tax cuts that “mainly benefit the ultra-rich and big business”, coupled with massive borrowing just as interest rates keep rising, as “papering over 12 years of economic failure”. “To cap it all gigantic windfall profits for fuel companies remain untaxed.… Continue reading Barrow and Furness Labour has hit out at today’s mini-budget by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng as a blatant and disproportionate boost to the ultra-wealthy that will ultimately be borne by the poorest in society.


Key members of the Barrow and Furness Constituency Labour hit out over Prime Minister’s Cumbria coal mine u-turn

Key members of the Barrow and Furness Constituency Labour Party have hit out at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest U-turn which has brought controversial Conservative government plans to create a new coal mine in West Cumbria firmly into the national focus With the assembled world’s media in Glasgow for the COP 26 Summit on climate… Continue reading Key members of the Barrow and Furness Constituency Labour hit out over Prime Minister’s Cumbria coal mine u-turn


Barrow and Furness Labour throw their support behind the creation of a new Bay Unitary Authority

  Barrow and Furness Constituency Labour Party has confirmed its support for a new unitary local government structure, proposed by three existing councils, that will cover the Morecambe Bay area. The new authority would be known as The Bay Authority and would take over all the various local government functions currently carried out by Cumbria… Continue reading Barrow and Furness Labour throw their support behind the creation of a new Bay Unitary Authority


Thousands of Barrow shipyard jobs will be safe under an incoming Labour government the party has confirmed

THOUSANDS of Barrow shipyard jobs will be safe under an incoming Labour government the party has confirmed. Local party activists have welcomed a “non-negotiable” commitment from shadow defence secretary John Healey who said on Friday that a future Labour administration will maintain the £31bn Dreadnought nuclear deterrent programme being designed and constructed at the Barrow… Continue reading Thousands of Barrow shipyard jobs will be safe under an incoming Labour government the party has confirmed


Tributes have poured in for legendary former Labour leader of Barrow Borough Council Jack Melling

TRIBUTES have poured in for legendary former Labour leader of Barrow Borough Council Jack Melling who has died aged 76. It is understood that his death is not connected with Covid-19. Mr Melling died at his home in Barrow on Friday. The revered Labourite is remembered for delivering the longest-ever reply to a question when… Continue reading Tributes have poured in for legendary former Labour leader of Barrow Borough Council Jack Melling


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