Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Manchester - announcement from Iain McNicol, and statement from Jeremy Corbyn

"Following the dreadful events in Manchester last night Jeremy Corbyn has spoken with the Prime Minister and has agreed that that all national campaigning in the General Election will be suspended until further notice.

"In addition, for today we are asking that all local Labour Party campaigning is suspended. This includes leaflet rounds, calling, door knocking, events and hustings. Please see below for a statement from Jeremy Corbyn.

With best wishes,
Iain McNicol, General Secretary of the Labour Party"

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

"I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night. My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and been injured. 

"Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives. 

"I have spoken with Andy Burnham, the mayor of Manchester, who has fully briefed me on the operational response in the city. 

"I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for their bravery and professionalism in dealing with last night's appalling events.

"I have spoken with the Prime Minister and we have agreed that all national campaigning in the general election will be suspended until further notice."

Thursday, 18 May 2017

General Election Fundraiser - Labour Family Fortunes Competition & Curry

(Cut the 'flannel' . . . . get me tickets online at Billetto)

General Election 2017 Fundraiser
8-11pm, May 29, 2017

A night of competition and curry suitable for teams of supporters and members of the Labour movement of all ages, it's hosted by John O'Farrell (author of 'Things Can Only Get Better', 'An Utterly Impartial History of Britain' etc) and special guests....
John O'Farrell - an utterly impartial historian of Britain
Tickets are just £18 a head (£15 concessions) for those who book in advance and include a fantastic three course curry buffet dinner. You can also buy a group ticket for five people for just £70 or a team table for ten of just £135.

As part of the evening, tables will compete in a variety of challenges - from a round of Labour Family fortunes, to Neil Gerrard's Game of Testing Trivia, and Guess the Speaker's Speech Seconds- with the winning team taking home both the glory and the prize pot of £100.

Family Fortunes
Have a go at the Family Fortunes quiz here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6KYNQQZ 

Curry Dinner
Please note dinner will be served shortly after sundown.

To Book:

Why Does it Matter?

  • Working people would be £2,300 worse off under Theresa May’s watered down National Living Wage.
  • Only a Labour government will deliver a £10 minimum wage- with 46% of people in Walthamstow earning less than this and 11,000 children living in poverty here the choice at the election is clear.
  • Without action, soon there will be more people living below the breadline in our country than there were under Margaret Thatcher- that's why if I am re-elected I will fight for a real living wage, affordable housing and local job creation to help Walthamstow's residents live debt free.

Thank you for your all your support and feedback so far - together in the month ahead we can show why Walthamstow and Britain can have a better future with a Labour Government.

All funds go towards the costs of the General Election campaign 
to get Stella Creasy re-elected as Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow. 
For queries about this event:
email campaigns@workingforwalthamstow.org.uk or call 07957228019.
This event is promoted by Dan Neidle on behalf of Stella Creasy, both at 23 Orford Road E17 9NL.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Labour's key manifesto pledges

1. Making work pay: A real living wage of £10 per hour by 2020.
2. Investment in Britain: Labour's £500bn big deal to upgrade the economy.
3. Take back control: Rail, energy, water and Royal Mail in public ownership.
4. Jobs and economy first: A Brexit for the many not the few.
5. Extend childcare: 30 hours for all 2 to 4 year olds.
6. Our children's futures: Increase schools funding, cut class sizes and free school meals for all primary school children.
7. Free education: Scrap tuition fees and college fees.
8. End the NHS crisis: Extra funding for our health service.
9. Dignity for all: Towards a National Care Service.
10. Your community safer: 10,000 extra police officers.
11. Decent homes for all: A million new homes to rent or buy.
12. Tax guarantee: No VAT, national insurance or income tax rise for 95%.

Labour will build a Britain for the many not the few

View the manifesto online 

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Cllr Nadeem Ali: A Tribute

This weekend Walthamstow lost one of its own - William Morris Councillor and Former local Mayor Nadeem Ali tragically died aged just 34 years old on Saturday 13th May. 

Stella Creasy has issued this tribute in her working for walthamstow newsletter this week, and we in Walthamstow Labour Party wish to endorse it fully:

"Nadeem was incredibly proud of his home town, and a passionate advocate for the Labour Party too. He served as Mayor 2013-2014, and superbly represented the borough at both many local and national events. His many friends and family in our community are devastated by his untimely death and understandably distraught and there will be a number of commemoration events in the coming days at local venues to enable residents to pay their respects. 

"As well as being a well known and active figure in our local area, Nadeem was proud of his faith and a regular and powerful reciter of the Qu'ran at religious and community events. I shall personally miss his good humour as well as his kindness in his friendship, and I know many in Walthamstow will be thinking of his wife, family and friends at this difficult time. Out of respect to Nadeem, all local Labour Party campaigning for the General Election has been suspended for the remainder of this weekend."

The Worshipful the Mayor of Waltham Forest 2013-14 Cllr. Nadeem Ali, at the Remembrance Sunday service

Where, this week, to find Stella Creasy, Labour's candidate for Walthamstow on June 8th

  • Monday 15th May - attending the meeting on community safety in the High Street area organised by Cllr Clare Coghill with the Waltham Forest Police. 
  • Wednesday 17th May - participating in the General Election hustings organised by St Marys Church.

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to support my campaign to be re-elected as the Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow. If you would like to help my campaign, let me know you'll be voting for me or request a poster for your window to show your support you can do so via my website.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Where, this week, to find Stella Creasy, Labour's candidate for Walthamstow on June 8th

Please note, with effect from the dissolution of Parliament at midnight last Wednesday, there are no MPs and Stella Creasy is therefore no longer MP for Walthamstow. We will of course be campaigning very hard to make sure she is returned again to parliament for Walthamstow by the result on polling day on June 8th.

  • Sunday 7th May - attending the E17 Designers Market
  • Monday 8th May - awaiting the latest hearing regarding the man accused of raping and murdering Michelle Samaraweera 
  • Friday 12th May- supporting the Refugee Fundraising Quiz
  • Saturday 13th May - visiting the Tamil Sangam 
  • Sunday 14th May - supporting our new Hoe Street Yard Market. Details below.
Hoe Street Market - Sunday 14th May 
Hoe St Market is a new monthly event in the front car park of the Trades Hall, 17, Hoe St, between the disused petrol station and Yard Sale Pizza. Starting on Sunday 14th May between 12-5pm, you can buy art, homeware and gifts from local designers as well as food and drinks from independent bakers, makers, producers and culinary wizards. They hope to pop up the second Sunday of every month.

Monday, 1 May 2017

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

  • Sunday 30th April - attending the 'Disco Soup' local food forum in Wood Street. 
  • Monday 1st May - at the launch of Hollywood E17 (see below for more details) and then at the Friends of Lloyd Park Dog Show
  • Wednesday 3rd May - as parliament goes into dissolution, launching my formal campaign for re-election as the Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow
  • Thursday 4th May - speaking at the launch of Dianne Abbott's campaign for re-election
  • Saturday 6th May - attending the First World War Event at Vestry House
  • Sunday 7th May - attending the E17 Designers

Hollywood E17: Blue Plaque Unveiling by Paul McGann Monday 1 May 12pm 

One of the projects I have been working with in Walthamstow is a local scheme to celebrate our heritage as the birthplace of the British film industry. As part of this blue plaques are being sited to commemorate the locations of film production studios in Walthamstow. On Monday 1st May at midday there will be an unveiling ceremony with special guest, actor Paul McGann, at the site of the Precision Studios in Wood Street Walthamstow, now Beuleigh Court on Wood Street, on the junction of Wood Street and Lea Bridge Road at Whipps Cross roundabout. The event will then proceed to the Dukes Head, a regular hangout for the silent film industry and a 3 - 5 minute walk from the blue plaque site. To RSVP to this event please click here.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

'I will never stop working for Walthamstow' - Stella Creasy MP

Following yesterday's announcement Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy wrote to all local Labour Party members:

"Today Theresa May has given us the opportunity to give this country and this community what it needs and deserves: a Labour Government.

Whatever the Tories throw at us I will never stop working for Walthamstow.

Ahead of a General Election on June 8th, I’m asking for your help and your voice to speak up for the following:
  • An open and proud country which seeks to cooperate with our European neighbours – not close the door to investment, jobs and talent. I voted against the Article 50 legislation to send a message to Theresa May that abandoning the single market was wrong – now we need to send a message to this country that Labour will not let Tories lead Britain to a hard Brexit.
  • The healthcare and housing our community desperately needs - cuts to health and social care are hurting many in our community, and too many people in Walthamstow are struggling to keep a roof above their heads. We urgently need investment in social housing as well as to tackle the rental and property market, and to ensure people not profits are at the centre of our NHS.
  • Our local schools face budget cuts of up to 20% and many of our young people are struggling to stay in university or college. Local potential is going to waste. With more than one in ten residents self employed, it's vital for the future of our economy and our education to invest in skills and support services to help them succeed. Whilst Tories have cut this funding, Labour must lead the fight for an education service and economy fit for the 21st century.
I’m asking you now to join us fighting for our shared values and for our shared ambitions for Walthamstow and for our nation - whether helping deliver leaflets, donating time or money or being part of our teams out helping support Labour in marginal areas, it is our members and supporters who can make a deliver a different future for Britain.

If you want to be part of this fight please email with the best contact number for you and someone will call you shortly to discuss how best you can help.

Thank you for your support – together we can show Britain has a better future with Labour.
Stella Creasy MP
Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow

p.s. Help us make sure everyone in Walthamstow eligible to vote can do so by sharing this link to register to vote online

Saturday, 15 April 2017

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

  • Tuesday 18th April - returning to parliament to take part in the Finance Bill debates on the Government's budget plans, and to host a women's leadership workshop. To book your place on the Circular Firing Up Squad which will take place at 6.30pm in parliament please email.
  • Wednesday 19th April - attending the Freedom of Expression Awards to support the work of the Index on Censorship.
  • Thursday 20th April - working with the refugee charity Flying Seagull to promote their work, and then attending a ceremony to thank the Dolphin Housing leadership team for investing in Butterfields in Walthamstow. 
  • Friday 21st April - visiting Sir George Monoux Sixth Form College to meet with pupils. 
  • Saturday 22nd April - speaking at the Cosmopolitan Magazine Self Made Summit to support women's leadership. 
  • Sunday 23rd April - campaigning in the local elections in Witney and Oxford, as well as supporting a refugee charity event in the city.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

E17 Housing Awards - Results! this Saturday 1.30pm Central Walthamstow

Stella Creasy MP writes:

"Over 800 residents have voted on who they think are the best and worst letting agents, estate agents and social landlords in Walthamstow in 2017. 

Book your free place at our E17 Housing Awards event on Saturday 25th March 2017 now to find out the results, and how you can be part of our campaign to take action to tackle Walthamstow's overheated housing market. 

This will include details on how you can help our campaigns to promote self build projects for local residents, to tackle homelessness in Walthamstow and to help cut the costs of renting. 

Whether tenants, homeowners, landlords, letting or estate agents, all are welcome to join us at this event which will take place at 1.30pm - 3pm at a Central Walthamstow location- to confirm your attendance and for full venue details RSVP to this email."

Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow