About Our Party

About the constituency

The Bexhill and Battle constituency of East Sussex stretches from Bexhill on the south coast to Wadhurst on the Kent border, and from the Rother Levels in the east through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty all the way to Heathfield in the west. The current constituency boundaries are outlined in the map opposite.

The constituency includes areas served by both Rother and Wealden district councils.

Each of the towns of Battle, Bexhill, Pevensey and Heathfield and the smaller villages in between present a different mix of people, age groups and priorities. We believe the best way for Labour’s message to be heard is to engage directly in our communities and offer practical help wherever people want to bring about positive change.

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About the local Constituency Labour Party (CLP)

We currently have meetings on the second Tuesday every two months for members of the Labour Party in this constituency (CLP). In every other month, the Executive Committee of the CLP, which is made up of six core Officers with voting rights, meet and discuss any matters arising in the constituency. There may be other members who are entitled to attend, but do not have a vote. The core six Executive Officers are the CLP Chair, Vice Chair, Vice Chair Membership, Secretary, Treasurer and Women’s Officer. Current rules of the Labour Party say 50% of these positions must be filled by women. Any other functional positions of the CLP as well as Branch Chairs and Secretaries are entitled to attend Executive Committee meetings but do not carry a vote.

The best way to get involved with in the Labour Party is to attend your Branch General Meetings and CLP All Member Meetings. An email invite should be sent to you by your Secretary 14 days in advance of a meeting being called. This is where you will be able to join in with discussions and vote on any items that may arise in that meeting. If you would like to find out which branch you are in, you can contact the CLP Secretary Roger McCarthy at secretary@bexhillandbattlelabour.org.uk

2018-9 Boundary Changes

Like many parliamentary constituencies across the country, Bexhill and Battle is likely to be affected considerably by the ongoing 2018 boundary review, conducted by the Boundary Commission for England and Wales. You can view the current boundary change proposals by visiting the consultation portal website, where it's possible to provide feedback.

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