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......Next AGM and General Meeting: Tues 10th Mar 2020 LI lunch Thurs 27th Feb Azorin restaurant, C Virgen de Loreto in Javea port at 1pm for 1.30pm......... ....  


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Location / Information

27 Feb Lunch
19 Feb Poetry TBA
10 Mar AGM & Gen.Meeting Ancora Playa, Arenal, Xábia 2:30

Agenda Annual General Meeting - LI Costa Blanca North - 10th  Mar 2020  at Ancora Tenis, Avenida de Paris 24, Arenal, Javea 2:30 to 4:30

1. Welcome & Apologies
2. Approval of Minutes of the AGM held on 12 February 2019
3. Annual Report (to follow) & Accounts 2019/20
4. Branch rule changes
5. Election of Officers, Committee, Auditor and GC representatives.

Agenda General Meeting - LI Costa Blanca North - 10 Mar 2020 at Ancora Tenis, Avenida de Paris 24, Arenal, Javea 2:30 to 4:30

1. Welcome & Apologies
2. Approval of Minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2020 & matters arising
3. Tories'  new Immigration Policy  - Tony to outline proposals, then discussion
4. Tory proposed changes to 15 year rule  -  Les to outline their policy, then discussion.
5. LICB website.
6. LIEC  and GC reports; and update report on use of Zoom
7. Social Calendar:
8. Political Calendar:
NB: Supporting documents are located on the Minutes List Page


  Letters from George Stevenson, MP, MEP, Hon. President LICBN:

Discussion Documents

George Stevenson's Letter Oct 2017

George Stevenson's Letter Dec 2017

George Stevenson's Letter May 2018 - UK and International Foreign Policy

George Stevenson's Letter Nov 2018 Moments with Marx


LICBN Christmas Dinner  Dec 2019

As usual for the past several years the LICBN Christmas Dinner was held at Hotel Atico in Javea Port

LICBN May Day Lunch 2018

This year for the first time was spent at El Pinet's new premises in Alcalali: for a full report see Labour International Newsheet 


LICBN Meeting 08 Nov 2016 - Xábia Andy MacDonald MP Shadow Transport Secretary Guest Speaker




PS: At our November 2016 the meeting, Labour International Costa Blanca welcomed two Xabia PSOE counsellors and received a copy of a resolution moved by the Mayor of Xabia, Jose Chulvi, and carried unanimously at a plenary session of the Ayuntamiento.

The resolution is attached, and comprises a background to the motion and the motion itself - - click to view

We really appreciated the support for British citizens which has been given by the Ayuntamiento and share their wish to respect equally the social and political rights of Spanish citizens resident in the UK. The example set in the small town of Xabia serves as a model for the kind of treatment we would wish to see replicated throughout the U.K.

Please share this document with as many friends and colleagues in Labour Party branches and Trade Unions as you can. Fraternally, Moira John (Chair of the Meeting)


Spanish General Election Results Sunday 26 June 2016

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Spanish Politics

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UK Overseas Citizens - Voting in UK Elections

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Obituary - Phyllis Mansfield

Phyllis died peacefully in her sleep on 17th December 2018. Well into her 90s  she and her late husband Geoff were long-standing and very active members of the Labour Group on the Costa Blanca. True to form, Phyllis enlivened many of the discussions in the meetings there and she will be sadly missed. The funeral was on Friday 11th January at the South West Middlesex Crematorium 

In 2013 Phyllis and her daughter, Lizzie visited Cuba.  The  announcement in an earlier edition of the website is reproduced below:

 Nonagenarian LICBN Member visits Cuba

Phyllis in Cuba

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Phyllis Mansfield (above left) recently made a trip to Cuba with her daughter Lizzie. After arriving in Havana they hired a car and drove some 800 miles from Havana, almost the whole length of Cuba to Santiago de Cuba in the extreme south east of the island, near to where Fidel and Raul Castro were born and raised in the 1920s and 30s.  Phyllis received a letter  from Maria Carmen Cedeño Rodriguez, Jefe del Departamento Atencion a la Población, celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Republic of Cuba

Spanish Politics Updates

Spanish Politics Updates by Kevin Bruton


Obituary - Pauline Stevenson

Sadly Pauline passed away in April 2018 after a very long illness which she bore with immense fortitude. She was a very active and entertaining member of our group for over ten years before returning to the UK with her husband George. We offer our deepest condolences to George.

John Mac pp LICBN

LI Members Meeting Alicante

LI Members Meeting Alicante