What fun we have had!! !

The Quiz Night on Saturday raised over £200 for leaflets for the campaign for a councillor in 2018! The atmosphere was friendly, fun and full of laughter! Thank you to all who came along and made the evening such a huge success. I haven’t laughed so much for a while! Pauline Wynter and Mark Langabeer, won the quiz, with their brainy answers!  Most of the rest of us had to do a lot of guessing, but the Bingo was light relief and also fun!

The Roadshows have been very interesting and exciting, with members of the public and Labour members coming along and asking questions of the speakers. If you haven’t had the chance to hear the talks, some of the events are being repeated in different wards, so you can catch up and hear them over the next few weeks and months.

So far we have heard about

The Economy – Pauline Wynter: such a fascinating and enlightening talk about how money is created and how banks work! It helped people to understand that austerity is a political choice, not an economic necessity.

Housing and homelessness, Universal Credit and its effects: a passionate and informative account from Marilyn Warrener, who wants Labour to make society more caring

Education and the Cuts – How are our Local Schools Doing? Jackie Jackson speaks out about what is happening to schools locally

The NHS, Safer and Richer Lives, and Manifesto Implications – James Osben speaks from his heart about what needs to change and how the Manifesto shows us how it could.


On Tuesday 20th November at 7.30pm, The Community Centre, Shute Hill, Bishopsteignton, Teignmouth TQ14 9QL, Speaker: Pauline Wynter – Financial Journalist. Creating an Economy that works for all. Negotiating BREXIT. A Fair deal for workers.Refreshments Available


On Saturday 8th December at 11am, The Mary Hall Suite, The Community Hall, Rydon Road, Kingsteignton TQ12 3LP. Speakers: Jackie Jackson, Retired Local Headteacher. James Osben – Labour Parliamentary Candidate 2017 and Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner. Education, Safer Communities, Leading richer lives. Refreshments Available

For further information contact James Osben – or phone 07738 389166

A LETTER FROM JAMES OSBEN Dear Everyone, Members and FriendsI have challenged myself to cycle 1000 miles between 1st November and 31st January to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.  For the majority of my career as a Registered Mental Health Nurse I have worked with people experiencing dementia and their families. There is currently no effective treatment and no cure for this illness.

 I feel passionately about finding ways to prevent, treat and cure dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK do tremendous work in finding ways to improve the lives of people experiencing dementia and hopefully one day we will help find a way to effectively treat and cure this terrible illness. I am looking to raise as much money as I can to try and make a real difference to the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK. If you are able to help me achieve this I would be extremely grateful.  I will be posting regular updates to my fund raising page and on social media. If you are on Twitter you can follow me @james_labour

 You can donate via:

 Thank you. Best wishes,James Osben





Sunday August 5th 2018. The Labour Party Walk and Picnic to Haytor Quarry

A motley crew of Labour members were let loose on Dartmoor today. We missed those who could not make it, and will try to put on another in the autumn. It was hot, hot, hot but a great walk and picnic, and an interesting bit of history. Note the Labour party mascot, George, is present and only mildly misbehaved, during the picnic. More trouble was Rheanne, who was suddenly, for no particular reason, transformed into the Lion King…




We raised approximately £270 for the election fighting fund today on Dawlish Lawn.

Thanks to those who gave us stuff to sell, and even more thanks to the lovely people who helped to sell it all, and persuaded the tourist and locals to buy some interesting and unique items!  There were tombola tickets, teas, cakes, bric-a-brac, books toys, plants and clothes and even tattoos! The “guess the name of the toy puppy” was run by two hardworking grandchildren of one of our members – young Labour supporters! Unite had a stall, and we also had a political stall, where lots of people stopped to chat Labour with us.  It did rain for a few minutes, but nothing like the tornado we dealt with last year, so we managed to keep things dry and carry on! Several people actually gave more than asked for the item, when they knew it was for Labour and almost everyone was positive!



Dylan Large met Jeremy Corbyn at the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival, Sunday 22nd July 2018! 

Members from all three branches of the Newton Abbot Constituency attended the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival, and several of them were delighted to meet Jeremy Corbyn. Jeremy spoke passionately about making our society more equal, and championed fairer wages, social housing and the NHS and much more!  They came back inspired to work even harder for a Labour Government, starting with the local district and town elections in May 2019.

The NHS  70th Birthday Fete! 7th July 2018

Speeches from Roger Jackson, Lillian Chasteau, James Osben, Gerald Lavers, Paul Raybould, Andy Stokes and Alex Moore and a march defending the NHS from Golden Lion square to Courtney Park Newton Abbot. There we held a fete to raise money for our election fighting fund because the only way to save the NHS is to change our government. Loads of people turned out despite the football. The NHS is vital to us all. Just take a look!