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Following Theresa May’s flying visit to Copeland, where she failed to back West Cumberland Hospital’s maternity unit four times when asked by media, it’s revealed that Tory Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has also snubbed the residents of Copeland by giving assurances to his Tory MP colleague that a hospital in the south – also under the Success Regime - would be his ‘first priority’.

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Jeremy Hunt makes hospital in south his ‘first priority’

Following Theresa May’s flying visit to Copeland, where she failed to back West Cumberland Hospital’s maternity unit four times when asked by media, it’s revealed that Tory Health Secretary Jeremy... Read more

Gillian Troughton, our candidate for the Copeland by-election, along with Durham MP Kevan Jones, visited James Fisher Nuclear Ltd, to show her support for the nuclear industry in Copeland, no ifs, no buts. 

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Gillian Troughton union meeting on Sellafield pensions

Gillian Troughton, our candidate for the Copeland by-election, along with Durham MP Kevan Jones, visited James Fisher Nuclear Ltd, to show her support for the nuclear industry in Copeland, no... Read more

To visit Copeland and refuse to address the biggest issues facing our community is unbelievable, and frankly insulting to residents here.

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May snubs Copeland

To visit Copeland and refuse to address the biggest issues facing our community is unbelievable, and frankly insulting to residents here.   Read more

Toshiba have delayed their announcement about investment in Moorside by a month, meaning the people of Copeland are once again left with uncertainty about the future of this vital development. Labour are calling on the Government to step up and intervene.  

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Labour would underwrite Moorside to secure its future for Copeland

Toshiba have delayed their announcement about investment in Moorside by a month, meaning the people of Copeland are once again left with uncertainty about the future of this vital development.... Read more

To highlight the Tories dangerous plans to move vital NHS services from Copeland to Carlisle, Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, and Gillian Troughton, Copeland’s parliamentary candidate, hopped on a bus (or three) to see how long it will take people to get to Carlisle via public transport from Copeland. 

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Two hours to hospital by bus is dangerous

To highlight the Tories dangerous plans to move vital NHS services from Copeland to Carlisle, Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, and Gillian Troughton, Copeland’s parliamentary candidate, hopped on... Read more

Lord Prescott returned to Whitehaven Marina after opening under it the last Labour Government. Against the backdrop of one of Labour’s many contributions to Copeland, Prescott highlighted the issues facing the area thanks to years of Tory neglect, resulting in a lack of well paid jobs, threadbare infrastructure investment and the growing Tory-made crisis facing West Cumberland and Keswick Hospitals.

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John Prescott visits Whitehaven Marina – 19 years after opening it

Lord Prescott returned to Whitehaven Marina after opening under it the last Labour Government. Against the backdrop of one of Labour’s many contributions to Copeland, Prescott highlighted the issues facing... Read more

I was out in South Copeland again this week on the campaign trail and I’ve spent much of the last 18 years of my working life supporting health and education services in the area. As an early years development worker, I was part of the team that set-up the Millom children’s centre, the neighbourhood nursery, and local out of school clubs in Haverigg and Millom.

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Fighting for a fair deal for South Copeland

I was out in South Copeland again this week on the campaign trail and I’ve spent much of the last 18 years of my working life supporting health and education... Read more

Labour’s Gillian Troughton is today calling on the Tories to answer three simple questions on the 21,000 Moorside jobs, hanging in the balance thanks to woeful Tory inaction. In a letter to Greg Clarke, Gillian challenges the Business Secretary to reveal what the Tories are doing to deliver Moorside. How long they have been aware of the serious issues facing its funding? And whether he will commit to road and rail infrastructure Copeland needs to give the Moorside plant the best chance of going ahead?  

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Warm words are not enough – we need answers on Moorside future

Labour’s Gillian Troughton is today calling on the Tories to answer three simple questions on the 21,000 Moorside jobs, hanging in the balance thanks to woeful Tory inaction. In a... Read more

Here you can find more information on how to use your postal vote.

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How to vote by post

Here you can find more information on how to use your postal vote. Read more

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