Over 5,000 Labour councillors signed the original #BreakingPoint petition in just two weeks in October 2018 – showing the depth of anger and dismay amongst Labour councillors at what the government is doing to local government. The petition was handed in to 10 Downing Street by campaign leaders including Cllr Nick Forbes, Cllr Michael Payne, Cllr Rishi Shori, and Cllr Lib Peck. The #BreakingPoint campaign is now being led across the country by individual Labour Groups, who are organising locally to get the message of the campaign across in their own communities: that we need an end to austerity in local government now.
Many councils have already passed motions in support of the Breaking Point campaign. The Opposition Labour Group in Tory-controlled Cheshire East council even managed to have the motion debated and an amended version passed!
There was a huge amount of press coverage in local newspapers in response to Labour Groups and Labour MPs showing their support for the campaign, including in Newcastle, Sheffield, Tower Hamlets, Calderdale, Oldham, Bolton, Bristol, Grimsby, Bury, Colchester, Bradford, and Waltham Forest.
Breaking Point campaigning in your area:
A variety of digital/printable materials are available to download here to help you campaign in your local area.
(To download the file click on the link, NOT on the picture)
Breaking Point campaign briefing for your local Labour Party members (pdf, Dec 2018)
Model Full Council ‘Breaking Point’ motion for Labour Groups (Word docx, Nov 2018)
Breaking Point petition to print and use in local campaigning (pdf)
Breaking Point posters and logos:
Labour Groups are welcome to use these graphics and logos as they wish:
‘Breaking Point’ A4 poster, white background
‘Breaking Point’ roundel logo, white background
‘Breaking Point’ logo A4 Corex board, black background
‘Council Budgets Are At Breaking Point’ A4 Corex board, yellow background
‘Labour Councillors Fighting Austerity’ A4 Corex board, blue background
‘Councils Are Facing A Crisis In Funding’ A4 Corex board, pink background
Breaking Point roundel logo, black background
Breaking Point badges are also available for free from the LGA Labour Group – if you want to order some then please email email@example.com
If you’re seeking further assistance with your local campaign do please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org