Labour in Desborough – A proud history
Desborough Labour Party has had a branch in the Town for as long as anyone can remember. Working in the community, serving on the Council and campaigning on the issues that affect local residents. Here is a selection of the things we have been involved in over the years.
Note – this is a work in progress and it could take years because Desborough used to elect people who fought for the town.
1979 Labour takes the speed limit campaign to Parliament
1979 – Labour fighting for the Pocket Park
1980 Labour Councillors Roger Morris and Phil Sawford campaign with local residents against threatened library closure
1980 Labour Councillors David Coe and Phil Sawford present petition to the County Council
1980 Labour Councillor Tony Allen leads the fight to retain free travel to Montsaye
1982 -Desborough gets the crossing back
1982 – Still fighting proposed 40mph speed limit
1984 – Call for action on derelict Factory
May 1984 Fred Panter takes the Chair again
1986 – the derelict factory falls
1986 – this one needs sorting again!
1986 – Labour Councillor Tony Allen wants school improvements
1987 -Labour Councillors lead campaign for a swimming pool in Desborough
Promoted by: Phil Sawford C/o Kettering Constituency Labour Party, 12b Market Street, Kettering, Northants, NN16 0AH.
On behalf of: The Labour Party Candidates for the Desborough St Giles Ward, (Paul Coles, Ben King, Phil Sawford, Jo Taylor, Richard Tod, Helen Wood) C/o Kettering Constituency Labour Party, 12b Market Street, Kettering, Northants, NN16 0AH. Also on behalf of: The Labour Party Candidates for the Desborough Loatland Ward (Gareth Coe, Andy Coleman, Tim Healy, Joanne Watson) C/o Kettering Constituency Labour Party, 12b Market Street, Kettering, Northants, NN16 0AH.