The Constituency of Wallasey was first created in 1918, and with that came Wallasey Constituency Labour Party.
The General Election of the same year saw the Labour Party stand its first ever Candidate in Wallasey, Walter Citrine, who would later become General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and be known as one of Britain’s leading Trade Unionists.
Unfortunately, Labour did not manage a victory in 1918, or indeed at any subsequent elections over the next 74 years. Several notable campaigns brought about a few close calls (notably Lawrence Duffy’s election campaign in 1987), before Angela Eagle became Wallasey’s first Labour MP in 1992. Angela remains Wallasey’s Member of Parliament today.
Wallasey has an active and enthusiastic membership, which currently stands at around 1,450. The CLP boasts a mixture of long-term members, trade unionists and new members that have joined within the past 5 years. Organised and ever-present at campaigning events, you will often see the unmistakeable Wallasey CLP banner out and about across Merseyside.
The CLP is split into five Branches – Wallasey, New Brighton, Leasowe & Moreton East, Moreton West and Saughall Massie, Liscard and Seacombe. The CLP meets on the last Friday of every month, with meetings Chaired by Kathryn Runswick. Meetings are always well-attended, with guest speakers often invited.
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Chair – Kathryn Runswick
Vice Chair – Mike Gaskell
Vice Chair (Membership) – Alan Runswick
Secretary – Kathleen Miller
Treasurer – Stan Webster
Campaign Co-Ordinator – Paul Martin
Political Officer – Paul Davies
BAME Officer – Ursula Cardin
Trade Union Liaison – Luke Agnew
Disabilities Officer – Heidi McGeough
Environment Officers – Gillian Homeri and Terry Irving
Youth Officer – Lewis Greaney
Trade Union Delegates – Ross Quinn and Janet Cashman
Media Officer – Elaine Webster