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Apr 19th, 2005 at 8:29pm
 
As we all know, the Labour Party have been happy to allow the likes of the DVLA to use 0870 numbers which generate some £1.1m/year.

Today's Party Election Broadcast by the Labour Party talks about keeping the NHS free at the point of use (there's another area which uses 084/087), it ends by giving Labour's own covert premium rate number; 08705 900 200.

A check of the contact page on Labour's website shows that they say "Calls are charged at the national rate".
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Reply #1 - Apr 19th, 2005 at 9:17pm
 
I noticed that too, unbelievable!

Have sent them an email (Re 0870 numbers.)[email]Hi,

Perhaps you should consult the Central Office of Information on the use of such numbers?

When you have done that perhaps you would not impose them on the general public? Particularly those who you wish to vote for you!!!

The mind boggles!

It is a matter of fact that a TSO has already stated that it is considering a legal prosecution in the case of a company who declared that "The numbers were charged at the national rate".

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Reply #2 - Apr 20th, 2005 at 8:32am
 
8) 8) 8)

The Conservative Party are just as bad!!!! But they do offer a normal geographic no also.
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Reply #3 - Apr 20th, 2005 at 11:38pm
 
Quote from joining the labour party, "Alternatively you can call us on 08705 900 200 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday."

I see they are even making sure that nobody slips through on a 'cheap' call.

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Reply #4 - Jun 2nd, 2005 at 9:41am
 
Ill have the Labour Party internal Phonebook posted up later today! Obviously Ill have to withold the direct 020 number's (fax/voice/isdn) to number 10.
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Reply #5 - Jun 2nd, 2005 at 9:45am
 
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Obviously Ill have to withold the direct 020 number's (fax/voice/isdn) to number 10.
Why?

Are you unaware that we pay their salaries and they are there to serve us?
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Reply #6 - Jun 2nd, 2005 at 9:50am
 
cos its in a special section in the telephone book on a grey page with the words "restricted" written above.
I do belive that comes under the Official Secrets Act.
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Reply #7 - Jun 2nd, 2005 at 9:58am
 
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cos its in a special section in the telephone book on a grey page with the words "restricted" written above.
I do belive that comes under the Official Secrets Act.

Fair comment - wouldn't like to get you locked up!
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Reply #8 - Jun 2nd, 2005 at 10:58am
 
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cos its in a special section in the telephone book on a grey page with the words "restricted" written above.
I do belive that comes under the Official Secrets Act.
Why is then that the Conservatives & Lib Dems contact us numbers are geographical numbers.  Even if it does come under the Official Secrets Act - why use an 0870 and not an 0845 number?  Both numbers offer the same services except an 0870 increases Labour's revenue.
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Reply #9 - Jun 2nd, 2005 at 2:05pm
 
What I said is that I cannot give out the direct lines to number 10 downing street.



I CAN give out the other numbers for Labour and here they come.
Be warned that the labour party hasnt updated the phone book for over 4 years, some numbers are untested, some dont ring and theres deadly silence and some come back unobtainable.
The DDI range is 020 7802 1XXX. Replace XXX with 3 didt extn.

"Labour Party Main Number 020 7802 1000 which goes through to the call centre"
"Labour Main Fax 020 7802 1234"

Admin Unit
468
422
676

Call Centre
238 - Head of Call centre
253 - Telco Ops manager
273 - Call Centre Supervisor (inbound)
154 - (outbound)
333
120
123
121
119
116
118
124
117

Public Info Line 212
114
115
Fax 555
fax 262

Dpty Prime Ministers Office (rumors say that these numbers cant be dialed externly, and have to go thru the call centre or somthing)
Switchboard
0207 944 4400

Environment
0207 890 4530
0207 890 4531

House of Commons Parlimentry Office
0207 219 2827 (special advisor)
0207 219 4612 (assistant)
0207 219 2996 (assistant)

0207 219 6976 (FAX)

PRESS OFFICE
395
397 (mob 07659 106226)
428
366
393
240
fax 415/338
539
636
610
fax 0207 277 2707
685/626
fax 415/338/496

NUMBER 10
numbers are restricted and I cannot disclose.

Cabinet Office
0207 270 3000 (unconfirmed)
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Reply #10 - Jun 2nd, 2005 at 2:35pm
 
I didn't realise it was for number 10 you were referring to.  The 0870 quoted by Dave was their campaign h/q and it was this that I couldn't understand why it would come under official secrets act and if it did why they couldn't use a 0845 ngn instead.

I understand number 10 coming under the act.

I actually emailed them back in middle of April over this and made a point of the fact that the other parties' don't use 0870 but instead use geographicals. I even pointed out that they are making money from us calling them.

Surprise, surprise though I didn't receive an email back but wasn't expecting to as I know what labour are like.
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Reply #11 - Jun 2nd, 2005 at 3:17pm
 
you dont tend to get an answer from the general info@new.labour.org.uk as this is answered by volunteers who then forward it to someone else who then forwards it again, etc etc

Its normally better to get a named contact and then email name in the format firstname_lastname@new.labour.org.uk - the MP's dont have labour emails.
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Reply #12 - Jun 11th, 2005 at 12:27pm
 
0191 2465100

might wanna list that one as well.
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Reply #13 - Jun 12th, 2005 at 10:24pm
 
Someone said "Its normally better to get a named contact and then email name in the format firstname_lastname@new.labour.org.uk - the MP's dont have labour emails."

Don't forget you can contact your MP for free at www.writetothem.com. This will also get you though to your MEP, District and County Councillors.

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Reply #14 - Jun 13th, 2005 at 11:38am
 
dont forget that MP's will only respond to you if you live in their constituency.
MP's emails are in the format surname[first letter of first name]@parliament.uk
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