Labour is the only political party in Plymouth to create its manifesto via an open process. Today, we kicked off our open manifesto process with an ideas meeting at Tothill Community Centre.
Contribute you ideas
Over the past three months we have been collecting ideas for our manifesto from a variety of sources:
New Labour members at our new members open day
From the tens of thousands of leaflets sent out around the city
From our online survey
From our open manifesto meetings
From sitting Labour Councillors and the Plymouth City Council cabinet
From organisations and businesses in Plymouth via Labour Councillors
From social media
Thank you to everyone who has contributed ideas. We've had hundreds of suggestions ranging from how we can build more houses in Plymouth to how we can celebrate the diversity and history of our city more as we approach Mayflower 2020.
If you haven't contributed your ideas yet you can do so online here.
Open Manifesto meeting
Watch our video from today here
Thank you to everyone who attended the first of our open manifesto meetings at Tothill Community Centre yesterday. Lots of good ideas.
An idea about reviving local council meetings
Delivering for Plymouth - a progress update about our 2014 manifesto pledges
Local member David Evans and Labour's Police and Crime Commissioner candidate share ideas
Plymouth Sutton and Devonport's campaign co-ordinators, Jeremy and Luke, share ideas with the group
"A big thank you to all the volunteers who have knocked on doors and campaigned for Labour this weekend. We were joined by experienced canvassers and new members right across the city from Devonport to Moor View, St Peter's to Peverell. Thank you. We have doorstep campaigning every weekend. Please come and join us."
Here's a selection of photos from canvassing across the city:
Volunteers campaigning in Stoke with Cllr Sam Davey
Volunteers in Budshead with Cllr Jon Taylor
Out in Devonport with Cllr Kate Taylor
Campaigners out in Efford with Cllr Brian Vincent
It wasn't at all wet while door knocking with Cllr Tudor Evans!
If you'd like to get involved with doorstep campaigning and want to know more about it, why not come along to the next Plymouth Labour Open Day and Campaign Workshop on 6 February. You can RSVP here.
Plymouth Labour has kicked off the local election campaign for 2016 with Tudor Evans' 1001 weekend where we aim to speak to just over one thousand voters across the weekend....
Thank you to all the Labour Party volunteers and supporters who dropped off donations for the Plymouth Food Bank at our offices over the last month. We have just made our fourth and final delivery to the food bank dropping off Christmas snacks, long-life milk, chocolate and household essentials.
Cllr Mary Aspinall has been one of the team who has been co-ordinating the collection. She said:
"Thank you to everyone who has gone the extra mile to collect food for our local food bank. At this special time of year there are thousands of people in our city who are unable to afford basic food to put on the table. Christmas is a time for community and the response from our volunteers has been incredible. We have made four large deliveries to the food bank which will help hundreds of people have a slightly better Christmas. One day there won't be a need for food banks but as long as there is a need we will help and support the people who rely on them."