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Christine McDonald

District Councillor for Rubery South Ward

Christopher Bloore

District Councillor for Sidemoor WardCounty Councillor for Bromsgrove South DivisionDeputy Leader of the District Labour Group

Dr Michael Thompson

              District Councillor for Rock Hill Ward

Peter McDonald

County Councillor for BeaconDistrict Councillor for Rubery North Ward

Sean Shannon

District Councillor for Charford Ward

Luke Mallett

District Councillor for Hill Top WardCounty Councillor for Bromsgrove WestLeader of the District Labour Group

Margaret Buxton

District Councillor for Sanders Park Ward

  • Christine McDonald

  • Christopher Bloore

  • Dr Michael Thompson

  • Peter McDonald

  • Sean Shannon

  • Luke Mallett

  • Margaret Buxton

Statement from Bromsgrove Labour Party on the tragic death of Jo Cox MP

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Bromsgrove Labour Party is shocked by the horrific murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. As a party we send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Jo at this sad time. As a mark of respect we are suspending local campaiging for this weekend. Labour Party leader Jermy Corbyn has issued the following statement on behalf of the Labour Party;


“The whole of the Labour Party and Labour family - and indeed the whole country - will be in shock at the horrific murder of Jo Cox today.

Jo Cox had a lifelong record of public service and a deep commitment to humanity. She worked both for Oxfam and the anti-slavery charity, the Freedom Fund, before she was elected last year as MP for Batley and Spen – where she was born and grew up.

Jo was dedicated to getting us to live up to our promises to support the developing world and strengthen human rights – and she brought those values and principles with her when she became an MP.

Jo died doing her public duty at the heart of our democracy, listening to and representing the people she was elected to serve. It is a profoundly important cause for us all.

Jo was universally liked at Westminster, not just by her Labour colleagues, but across Parliament.

In the coming days, there will be questions to answer about how and why she died. But for now all our thoughts are with Jo’s husband Brendan and their two young children. They will grow up without their mum, but can be immensely proud of what she did, what she achieved and what she stood for.

We send them our deepest condolences. We have lost a much loved colleague, a real talent and a dedicated campaigner for social justice and peace. But they have lost a wife and a mother, and our hearts go out to them.”


Council tax freeze call blocked


At last night’s Council meeting it was revealed that again Bromsgrove Council has been able to top up its balances, this year unexpectedly putting over six hundred thousand pounds into it’s unallocated reserves at year end.



Council backs Labour call for action on highways and Western bypass

luke and chrisLast night Bromsgrove Council unanimously fell in behind a Labour call for urgent action to sort out the town’s highway problems and to call for a formal feasibility study on the Western link road.



Parkside School – the numbers don’t add up

bromsgrove-district-council-chamberAt last night’s Bromsgrove Full Council meeting the Leader of the Council announced that works to redevelop the former Parkside school had been delayed by a further two weeks blaming the County Council.



Labour calls for an independent public enquiry into the Marlbrook Tip fiasco

luke-mallettThe Labour opposition at Bromsgrove District Council have put down a motion to the February Council calling for an independent public enquiry to be launched into the Marlbrook Tip.


Bromsgrove Local Plan put on ice by the Planning Inspector

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Following initial hearings in June the Planning Inspector, considering the plans for Redditch and Bromsgrove has given his initial verdict.



New street light for Churchfields

streetlight1A new LED street light has been installed on the alleyway linking Churchfields Road to the town following a campaign by the local community and councillors.



A budget for borrowing places the very future of the Council at risk

bromsgrove-district-council-chamberLabour councillors last night questioned the budget scrutiny process of Bromsgrove Council, as members were given less than thirty minutes to examine the three year financial plan, before it goes to the full Council on Wednesday night.



Council Leadership is placing Bromsgrove District at risk without a plan.

luke-mallettThe failure by the Council leadership to put in place a local plan is putting the District at risk from hostile planning applications within areas not designated in the draft plan, including greenbelt sites.



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