Highgate currently has no councillors, but like many other wards we have a large and diverse membership and aim to combine meetings addressing local concerns with national ones and international issues. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month [apart from August]. Meetings start at 7.30 and are currently held in the back room at the Boogaloo pub in the Archway Road just down from Highgate Tube station. In addition to branch meetings we hold occasional socials and fundraising events as well as canvassing locally in the run-up to elections. The branch can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
At our recent AGM in July we elected the following people to our key posts: - Chair-Jill Boswell and Ceridwen Roberts jointly Vice-Chairs - Julian Sainsbury and Patrick Foley Secretary – Claire Eden and Rebecca Prentice jointly Treasurer - Janet Boston Fundraiser -Vivienne Mannheim Communications – Philip Hartog Political events – Ceridwen Roberts Environmental officer -Sidney Charles and Janet Boston Distribution – Julian Sainsbury
Two of our Branch members have been elected to the National Policy Forum. These are Nicky Gavron and Yannis Gourtsoyannis. We have nine members represented on the constituency General Committee [GC] which meets monthly and sets general policy for the Constituency Labour Party.
September - Our meeting discussed the pros and cons of the proposed People’s Vote with a discussion led by two members of Hampstead’s Open Britain group. Everyone agreed it was important to discuss this issue and after the relative merits of the vote were considered three Brexit motions were put to the vote and one chosen to be put forward to the GC for the annual conference. October 3rd – The meeting had a report from the Labour Party's Annual Conference and then a presentation about the new Website and developing communication plans
On the second and fourth Saturday of each month we join Muswell Hill Branch at a stall in Muswell Hill Broadway. 23rd February 2019: Catherine West MP will join our stall/door knock. Meet at Miller & Carter in Muswell Hill Broadway