There are two and a bit constituencies in Northampton- Northampton North, Northampton South and part of South Northamptonshire. There are 33 borough wards and 17 county divisions. Issues for us are the new voter registration arrangements and the boundary changes that will change the Parliamentary Boundaries before the next election. Both are going to work against Labour. The head of household can no longer register the whole household. It is really important that each individual voter understands they have to register themselves. The boundary changes will take into account voter numbers. We are proud that Northampton Labour is a united party working for all the constituencies, the Borough wards and County divisions. Northampton Labour Party has a single set off Officers to oversee the day to day running of the local party. The Northampton Labour Campaign Forum oversees the campaigning side of things. We need to work hard to return two Labour MPs and build on our gains in the Borough elections. We need to win 7 more seats to win control of the Borough Council. However, the next elections will be the County in 2017. We need to work hard to build on our representation with 4 County Councillors to 17!
The aim of Northampton Labour is to bring greater prosperity and social justice to every citizen of Northampton. We seek to build thriving private, voluntary and public sectors to bring investment and jobs into our town. Northampton can be a modern place of the 21st century but also protect and take pride in its fantastic heritage. Northampton Labour devises and promotes policies that make our town cleaner, greener and safer for all. We passionately believe in equality of opportunity and ensuring everyone regardless of race, gender and sexuality are able to play a full part in our civic life. Our long term goal is to achieve city status for Northampton with a limited expansion of the current borough boundaries, such as taking in Grange Park and Buckton Fields. We are committed to unitary status but are strongly opposed to a directly elected mayor as we favour the indirectly elected leader/cabinet model of local government. We are extremely proud of Northampton’s heritage and also believe it can have a great future. We fundamentally disagree with the rampant individualism of the Conservative Party.