Eden & Penrith Branch
The Eden and Penrith branch re-formed in April 2016 after being inactive for more than ten years. It is the largest branch in the CLP, both numerically and geographically, which poses challenges for our development. So far meetings and events have taken place in Penrith but we aim to organise in all parts of the area. Recently we decided to meet more frequently to get to know one another better and develop as activists.
We have around 300 members and a core group who have been coming to meetings. As well as discussing business we meet in a Penrith pub where all are welcome for a friendly chat and political discussion. Since reforming we have campaigned in every local and national election and we now have 6 Penrith Town Councillors.
Business meetings are normally in the Penrith Community Fire Station on the last Monday of each month (except August and December) from 7:15pm to 9:15pm. The AGM is usually in May.
Our chair is Dave Knaggs, the treasurer is John Woodman and the secretary is Mike Shepherd. Since the Pandemic hit, and for the foreseeable future we meet on-line.
You can go to our Member’s Facebook Page by clicking HERE.
Get in contact via email be clicking HERE
Easy Fund Raising
Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you can raise funds for your Labour Party branch in Penrith and Eden at no cost to yourself. This will enable us to do more leafleting, campaigning and even buy some banners.
- Either install the Donation Reminder on your laptop or PC. A reminder pops up whenever you are on a retailer’s site – simply click on “Activate donation” when buying something. NB you can’t install this on a phone or tablet.
- Or each time you want to shop, search first for a retailer at www.easyfundraising.org.uk – click on the link to ensure that we get a donation for your shopping at that site.
There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, the trainline and Sainsbury’s. Remember: there’s no extra cost to you for doing this.