LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
Lord Bassam of Brighton
The Labour party is a political group that has had its share of Prime Ministers in the United Kingdom, but even with that balance of the power sharing seesaw, this party has been unable to curb climate change, provide affordable housing or bring down our National Debt to sensible levels. The policies of Conservative and Labour parties - and even for a brief time a coalition with the Liberal Democrats have done nothing to alleviate the poverty trap for millions of British citizens who are effectively, financial slaves.
The United Kingdom has many political parties, some of which are represented in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Below are links to the websites of the political parties that were represented in the House of Commons after the 2015 General Election:
LABOUR SHADOW GOVERNMENT 2017-2018
Baroness Sharmi Chakrabarti CBE
Baroness Angela Smith of Basildon
Keir Starmer KCB QC
Lord Steven Bassam of Brighton
We are concerned with how the make up of the above parties and (reasonably) popular policies affects the Wealden district of Sussex, because we are all brothers on two islands in the Atlantic Ocean and what we do or fail to do is likely to rebound on ourselves and our fellow man in other nations around the world. How we act today influences policies in other countries in our global community. It is not just about us and our patch even with Brexit putting the brakes on.
East Sussex has five District and Borough Councils, each with a border on the coast. From west to east they are:
There is also East Sussex County Council as the provider of services to the 5 East Sussex districts.
As near neighbours and with councils now sharing facilities and working together, these area of Sussex are included in our remit and an area where climate change and affordable housing are issues that need urgent attention. Where the coastline is a feature in every Council, Blue Growth is a food security issue, especially where this side of of our local economy is under-exploited.
LABOUR PARTY MEMBERSHIP HAS RISEN SINCE THE BREXIT REFERENDUM 2016