About us

Westcombe Park station gathering 2010Welcome to the Blackheath Westcombe branch of the Labour Party. We’re a lively and friendly branch, one of seven in the constituency of Greenwich and Woolwich; we’d like the branch to be your route to participation in the Labour Party locally and nationally.

The Greenwich and Woolwich Constituency Labour Party (CLP) website can be found at www.gwlp.org., and the Labour Party’s national website is at www.labour.org.uk.

We meet every month to share information and talk about politics. Meetings give us the chance to learn from each other and guest speakers, and an opportunity to work together on campaigns and on furthering the ideals which brought us together.

Who does what?

Chair: Roger Allen
The untimely death of Branch Chair Roy Preston in June 2012  left our Branch, and the wider Constituency, reeling. As the Branch’s new Chair, I hope to emulate him in pushing Labour to stand firmly against inequality and injustice and to not lose sight of the ideals of socialism. My job is made immeasurably easier by the Branch Secretary and the other able officers of the Branch and by the active participation of many of our knowledgeable and committed Branch members. Like Roy, I want the Branch to place local issues in a national (sometimes international) context. I will encourage maximum participation by all members in Branch and Constituency meetings and socials, in campaigning and in other political activities. I will only vote in meetings where a tie-breaker is necessary.

Contact: 020 8305 1846, 07984 618686 (mobile) or roguealien@tiscali.co.uk.

Secretary: Jo van den Broek
This role is about communication: not just organising meetings and papers and keeping in touch with members (let me have an email address if you can!), but also making sure that information and ideas pass both ways between the branch and the constituency party. My working background is in finance and HR for a national organisation of local councils. I’ve lived in the borough most of my life and been in the Labour party since the 80s, though only an active member for the last few years.

Contact: jovdb@btinternet.com or  07930 567802

Vice Chairs: Luke Warner and Shazia Ejaz

2 Responses to About us

  1. ajaib singh saib says:

    HI DENISE SCOTT MCDONALD AS YOU ARE MY CLP SECRETARY I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A APPLICATION FORM FOR GREENWICH COUNCILLOR CANDIDATE COULD YOU PLEASE SEND ME ONE I HAVE MADE ONE SOMETIME AGO BUT I AM NOT SURE …THANKS AJAIB SAIB FOR GLYNDON……WARD

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