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I, Daniel Blake is a powerful new film directed by Ken Loach highlighting the bureaucracy and humiliation those claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and other benefits have to face and the sanctions culture.

John McDonnell MP and the Labour Party are supporting 'I, Daniel Blake Day' on 17th November with hundreds of special screenings around the country to show #WeAreAllDanielBlake, the week before Tories introduce their plans to cut ESA. We are calling on the government to reverse those cuts.

There are three screenings of the film on 17th November in Southwark:

If you would like to watch the film as part of this national event, you will need to buy your tickets direct at the normal rate from the cinema.

If you would like to pick up special Labour campaign materials to campaign on ESA cuts, please email martin@southwarklabour.co.uk. They will be available the day before. Please remember that you must not campaign on private cinema property.

As well as handing out leaflets please take the opportunity to share your campaign pictures and messages on social media using #stopESAcuts and #IDanielBlake

Below are some model tweets which you might consider using.

.@SouthwarkLabour call on Tories to #stopESAcuts at tonight’s #IDanielBlake screening. Sign the petition labour.org.uk/esa

Labour members in Southwark oppose unfair Tory disability benefit cuts. Sign the petition labour.org.uk/esa #stopESAcuts #IDanielBlake

Join @SouthwarkLabour at #IDanielBlake and oppose unfair Tory disability benefit cuts #stopESAcuts - sign here labour.org.uk/esa

The online petition in the above tweets will be live on Thursday.  

I, Daniel Blake Day on 17th November

I, Daniel Blake is a powerful new film directed by Ken Loach highlighting the bureaucracy and humiliation those claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and other benefits have to face and...

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We are facing what Diane Abbott has called 'the deepest ever crisis in the NHS'. Almost every target is being missed and waiting times are lengthening for ambulances, for A&E, for cancer referrals and for elective surgery beyond 18 weeks. Now budgets are being slashed and health facilities may be forced to close, and new Tory cuts may mean up to 3,000 pharmacy closures across England, up to 470 in London alone.

On 26th November, we will be campaigning across Southwark as part of Labour's #CarefortheNHS National Campaign Action Day. Please join us at one of the events below to speak to residents about this important issue.

Bermondsey & Old Southwark:

  • East Walworth - Meet at 10am at Victory House, Congreve Street behind Old Kent Road Lidl - RSVP here
  • Newington - Meet at 11am at the Beehive, Carter Street - RSVP here

Camberwell & Peckham:

  • Brunswick Park - meet at 10am outside the Flying Fish, Camberwell Church Street - RSVP here
  • Camberwell Green - meet at 10am outside the Tiger at Camberwell Green - RSVP here
  • Faraday - meet at 10am outside Michael Faraday School, Portland Street - RSVP here
  • Livesey - meet at 10am at junction of Ilderton Road & Rotherhithe New Road - RSVP here
  • Nunhead - meet at 10am at Nunhead Station - RSVP here
  • Peckham - meet at 10.30am at Peckham Library - RSVP here
  • Peckham Rye - SUNDAY EVENT - meet at 10am, Sunday by the tree sculpture on East Dulwich Road - RSVP here
  • South Camberwell - meet at 10.30am at corner of Dog Kennel Hill & Grove Hill Road - RSVP here 
  • The Lane - meet at 11am at the White Horse, Peckham Rye - RSVP here

Dulwich & West Norwood:

  • Meet at 10.30am at junction of Dulwich Wood Park and Dulwich Wood Avenue - RSVP here

Care for the NHS - National Campaign Action Day

We are facing what Diane Abbott has called 'the deepest ever crisis in the NHS'. Almost every target is being missed and waiting times are lengthening for ambulances, for A&E, for cancer...

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Catherine Rose and James Coldwell were elected as Labour councillors in College ward and Newington ward respectively, on by-elections held on 5th May 2016.

Catherine Rose won the seat in College ward, Dulwich vacated by Helen Hayes following her election as Member of Parliament for Dulwich & West Norwood. Catherine received 2,258 votes, over 1,200 ahead of her nearest challenger, the Conservative candidate.

James Coldwell was elected in Newington ward, in the seat vacated by Neil Coyle following his election as Member of Parliament for Bermondsey & Old Southwark. James was elected with 2,829 votes, more than 2,100 votes ahead of the Lib Dems.

Labour holds Southwark Council seats

Catherine Rose and James Coldwell were elected as Labour councillors in College ward and Newington ward respectively, on by-elections held on 5th May 2016.

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