Sunday, 15 January 2017

Where, this week, to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow

  • Sunday 15th January - supporting an Arabian women's empowerment event at Waltham Forest Town Hall. 
  • Wednesday 18th January - giving a citizenship lesson at Coppermill School (tbc) 
  • Thursday 19th January - taking part in a debate on Kashmir, speaking at a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood and then attending the Walthamstow Labour Party General Committee Meeting
  • Friday 20th January - visiting Whittingham School. 
  • Saturday 21st January - helping to lead the Women's March for human rights in central London and then taking part in a Tamil Community event in Walthamstow
  • Sunday 22nd January- hosting the StowStories event. See below for details.
#StowStories- Community Social Event Sunday 22nd January 2017

Everyday I hear fascinating stories from people in our community about why they made Walthamstow their home. The StowStories events are an opportunity to share these and in doing so promote community cohesion in Walthamstow.

All local residents are welcome to join us on Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 2.30pm - 4pm for the first in a series of community story sharing events to find out more about many the people who make Walthamstow such an interesting place to live. At a time of increased tension, social division and growing concern about hate crime, these informal events will be an opportunity for us all to help strengthen and sustain positive relationships within our community. At this event in January we'll be hearing from Oromo and Kurdish refugees about their journey to E17 as well as some of our younger residents too.

You can drop in any time and children are welcome - to help us ensure we have enough refreshments please RSVP to attend this community event by clicking here and you will receive full details of the venue.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Stella asks: What is your Stow Story? Who or what brought you to Walthamstow?

Stella Creasy MP is inviting local people to join her for a local community event:

"I've lived here for nearly 20 years, after I moved to be with my family. I stayed because I met so many wonderful people from all walks of life who made me feel proud to be part of our area. Everyday I hear fascinating stories from people in our community about why they made Walthamstow their home.

Please join us on Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 2.30pm - 4pm for the first in a series of community story sharing events to find out more about many the people who - like you - make Walthamstow such an interesting place to live.

RSVP to attend this community event; email stella@workingforwalthamstow.org.uk

At a time of increased tension, social division and growing concern about hate crime, these informal events will be an opportunity for us all to help strengthen and sustain positive relationships within our community. At this event in January we'll be hearing from Oromo and Kurdish refugees about their journey to E17 as well as some of our younger residents too.

You can drop in any time and children are welcome - to help us ensure we have enough refreshments please email to attend this community event and you will receive full details of the venue. 

Please do feel free to share this invite with other local residents and I hope you can join us for this inspiring afternoon,

Stella Creasy MP, Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow
p.s. If you can help with this event by bringing food for others to enjoy please do also let us know!

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  • Jimmy Wales, Co- Founder of Wikipedia
  • June Sarpong MBE, Television presenter, social entrepreneur and Loose Women panellist 
  • Harriet Harman, former Leader of the Labour Party and Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham
  • David Aaronovitch, Times Columnist and author of Voodoo Histories: the role of Conspiracy Theory in Modern History and Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists
  • Jess Philips MP, member of parliament for Birmingham Yardley 
  • Lord Alf Dubs, Member of the House of Lords, and sponsor of the Dubs amendment to help child refugees in Europe
  • Owen Jones, Owen Jones is a columnist and the author of Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class and The Establishment – And How They Get Away With It
  • Alan Johnson, Former Labour Health and Education Secretary of State and Member of Parliament for Hull West and Hessle
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Stella Creasy MP
Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow

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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Where, this week, to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow

  • Monday 9th January - returning to Parliament to challenge the DWP on child poverty. 
  • Tuesday 10th January - returning to the Children and Social Work Bill Committee to raise concerns about proposals regarding social work and campaign for relationship and sex education to be part of safeguarding for children in schools. 
  • Thursday 12th January - continuing to participate in the Children and Social Work Bill Committee. 
  • Saturday 14th January - speaking at the Fabian Society Conference on the future of the left in Britain. 
  • Sunday 15th January - supporting an Arabian women's empowerment event at Waltham Forest Town Hall.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Where, this week, to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow

  • Sunday 18th December- helping to host a christmas party for Walthamstow Labour Party. 
  • Thursday 22nd December - attending the Community Hub Christmas Lunch for older residents. 
  • Friday 23rd December - attending the Salvation Army party for volunteers. 



My office will close on Friday 23rd December for the Christmas and New Year period. It will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. During this time if you need to contact me in an emergency please call the Waltham Forest Direct service on 020 8498 3000 and they are able to contact me. The e-newsletter service will return in the new year- best wishes for this festive season and for the New Year to all Walthamstow residents.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Walthamstow CLP members - don't forget - festive social this Sunday (18th)

Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow invites you to join her and Cllr Chris Robbins, 
the Labour Leader of Waltham Forest Council, for a festive afternoon tea party on 

Sunday 18th December between 3-5pm in central Walthamstow 
This informal social event is open to all members of our local Labour party and their friends to join us as we look back on 2016 and ahead to 2017. Whether our work to help the refugees in Calais, helping to get Sadiq Khan elected as a Labour London Mayor, making the case for Britain to stay in the European Union or winning the campaign to save the Butterfields residents from eviction it’s been quite a year! 

As well as lots of festive food, there will be entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus...

To help us plan for this event please RSVP for full details of the venue. Children are very welcome and to help us plan for Santa Claus when you RSVP please let us know the ages and number of anyone under 10 coming with you. 

Finally, we would appreciate help with catering so if you can bring cake or mince pies please do let us know- all contributions gratefully received. 

We hope you will be able to join us for this festive and fun event next weekend, 

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Where, this week, to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow

  • Monday 12th December- in parliament to support legislation to help credit unions in the Savings (Government Contributions) Bill. 
  • Tuesday 13th December- starting work as a member of the Children and Social Work Bill Committee. The time this committee will take means I will be in Westminster for most of the week until mid January. Please see below for the details of the legislation I am tabling as part of this process for child refugees and sex and relationship education.
  • Thursday 15th December- in parliament for the Children and Social Work Bill Committee.
  • Friday 16th December- in parliament to support private members legislation on ratifying the Istanbul Convention and then holding a party to introduce the residents of Butterfields to their new Landlord Dolphin Living. 
  • Saturday 17th December- attending the bazaar to raise donations for child refugees.
  • Sunday 18th December- helping to host a christmas party for Walthamstow Labour Party.

Putting Consent on the Curriculum: 
Providing Sex and Relationship Education to Safeguard Children 

This week I tabled legislation in parliament to make the provision of sex and relationship education part of safeguarding all children in schools in England. This follows on from the work I have done for many years with residents in Walthamstow about how to support all young people to make positive choices about their relationships with each other. 

Currently composting and recycling are part of our national curriculum. However, whilst children are taught about the mechanics of reproduction, concepts such as consent and equality are not required learning. It’s time to change this- One in three young girls say they have been sexually harassed in school. There have been 5,500 assaults reported in schools in the last three years alone. Sex and relationship education which covers consent, sexual violence, healthy relationships and domestic violence is a crucial part of preventing harm.

The proposal I have put forward would ensure all pupils were given lessons not just in the biology of sex, but healthy relationships and consent. It would also require these lessons to be age appropriate, balanced, inclusive and religiously diverse - and give young people themselves the right to say if they want to take part in these sessions. 

Teaching these skills isn't about replacing the role of families in guiding young people - it is about ensuring the peers of every child share the same respect for other students any parent would wish for their child. If you would like updates on this proposal which is for the Children and Social Work Bill or to discuss it please do get in touch. You can also watch my speech on this, and the child refugees campaign here.

Monday, 5 December 2016

What's Your StowStory? We17 Campaign

We17 Part 2: What's Your StowStory? 
Community Social Saturday 10th December 

As part of the We17 campaign to tackle the impact of the brexit vote on the local community, on
Saturday 10th December at 2pm Walthamstow Labour will be holding an informal social event to share the stories of how different communities came to live in Walthamstow and their role in the history of our area. This event will hear in particular from representatives of several different refugee communities living in Walthamstow about their life stories and how they came to be part of our local community. 

This informal event is open to all local residents and hosted by Hibo Wardere, a local award winning campaigner. It is free to attend and informal, but participants are asked to bring an item of food to share with others - if you would like to take part in this event or learn more about this project please email.

Where, this week, to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow

  • Saturday 3rd December- launching the StowXmas Business Map as part of Small Business
    Saturday at Today Bread in Central Parade at 3pm. Details below.
  • Sunday 4th December- attending the Poets Corner Christmas Fair and the E17 Designers Market.
  • Monday 5th December - please note my office will be closed for staff training. I will also then be speaking in parliament in the debate on the Children and Social Work Bill.
  • Tuesday 6th December - attending the Waltham Forest Asian Seniors Club AGM
  • Wednesday 7th December- Dj'ing at the Labour Women's Network Christmas Fundraiser
  • Thursday 8th December- holding an appointment only residents advice surgery. To book an appointment please call 020 8521 1223.
  • Saturday 10th December- taking part in the StowStory community cohesion event.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Chingford & Woodford Green CLP fundraiser quiz with Neil Gerrard - Sunday 11th Dec



























 Come and join Chingford & Woodford Green Labour Party on Sunday 11th December 2016 for a bit of fun and the opportunity to raise money for the local Party
All Saints Church Hall, Church Avenue, Highams Park E4 9QD
  • Doors open at 7.30pm 
  • The quiz starts at 8.00pm
  • £10 per person (Light refreshments included but do bring your own drinks and glasses)
Former Walthamstow MP, Neil Gerrard, will be quizmaster for the evening

Booking essential to reserve your place. Pay on the door.
  • phone 07504 739520, 02085319836 
  • or email m.dore27@ntlworld.com 
Organised by Chingford and Woodford Green Labour Party, E4 6LP