Sunday, 25 November 2012

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow this week

  • Saturday 24th November at the Walthamstow Family Finances Fair at Mission Grove School - see below for details.
  • Monday 26th November holding an appointment only advice surgery. To book an appointment with me please call 020 8521 1223. 
  • Wednesday 28th November leading the campaign to end legal loan sharking - please see below for details. 
  • Friday 30th November attending parliament and then opening the new reception facilities at Coppermill Primary School.
  • Saturday 1st December holding a drop in advice surgery for residents in The Mall from 1pm till 3pm.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Why it's a BAD THING to abolish Walthamstow as a parliamentary constituency

The Boundary Commission plans to abolish Walthamstow as a parliamentary constituency and divide it up between Chingford and Leyton. Four wards - Wood Street, Chapel End, William Morris, and Higham Hill - would be part of a new Chingford constituency; the other four - Hoe Street, High Street, Markhouse, and Lea Bridge - would be part of a new Leyton constituency.

Does this matter?
The place would still be here under the Commission’s plans; there’d just be two MPs instead of one.
Yes it matters!
Who would represent Walthamstow in parliament?
  • Would it be the MP for six (current) Leyton wards and four Walthamstow wards?
  • Or the MP for six Chingford wards and four from Walthamstow?
For each Walthamstow would only be a minority concern, but there would be loads of structural issues where decisions taken by parliament (quite separate from local council decisions) have a direct bearing on our whole community; issues like housing, and schools, and health. We must have a single voice to represent us in parliament (of whichever party) informed by an integrated vision of our community.

So what should you do?
  • follow this link, and tell the commission how you feel – you can do it by email, online, or by posting a letter to - The Boundary Commission for England, 35 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BQ.
  • tell your friends, colleagues, workmates, etc to do the same
  • do it by December 9th!
More details at 700 for Walthamstow

A 'Rhondda tricky questions' at The Bell

Walthamstow Labour Party proudly presents
a Pub Quiz with  Rhondda's
Chris Bryant MP

Wednesday 12th December, at 8.00 pm
at The Bell pub, 617 Forest Road, London E17 4NE
Nearest tube Walthamstow Central

Tickets: £12 advance/£14 on the door
Two for: £22 advance/£24 door
Table (max 6 people): £60 advance/£70 door

OAPs/concessions: £10 advance/£12 door

Light Refreshments and a Cash Bar
Unique Raffle - Top Prize £100

To book tickets or further information:

  • (New) Online booking: Labour Party booking page
  • Email:
  • Call: Corinna on 07957 228019
Facebook page
Check this blog for updates

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

700 Walthamstow letters needed to the Boundary Commission by 9th December

New blog - 700 for Walthamstow. Can you help us to change the plans of the Boundary Commission to abolish Walthamstow? Have a look at the new blog for more information and guidance.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow this week

  • On Saturday 10th November I’ll be at the Movement for Change AGM in Brixton and then speaking on a panel at the Mumsnet’s ‘Blog Fest 2012’
  • Sunday 11 November joining the Remembrance parade from Lloyd Park Pavilion to the Town Hall and then attending the ‘Our Voice, our Vote’ campaign meeting on the boundary review proposals for Walthamstow. See details below. 
  • Monday 12 November visiting Luton as a shadow Home Office Minister. 
  • Thursday 15 November taking part in BBC's Question Time Programme.
  • Saturday 17th November speaking at the Labour Women's Network national conference. 

Monday, 5 November 2012

Do the Boundary Commission changes to Walthamstow matter?

The blog Walthamstow Scene17  (No sleep 'til Walthamstow) has more thoughts on the Boundary Commission's new proposals for Walthamstow. These are a few snippets, and the whole article is here:

"The Boundary Commission for England have proposed breaking up the current Walthamstow parliamentary constituency, to merge the north of the area with Chingford and the south with Leyton. . . .

. . . . Walthamstow constituency was originally established with the election of the Liberal MP Edward North Buxton in the 1885 General Election. The population of Walthamstow was 22,531 in 1881, increasing to 47,454 by 1891, and the constituency remained until 1918. Between 1918 and 1974, the constituencies of Walthamstow East and Walthamstow West both had a parliamentary member. The existing Walthamstow constituency has existed since 1974. . . .

. . . . the Boundary Commission have got it wrong. Walthamstow is an area with a coherent geography. The North Circular, Epping Forest, Lea Bridge Road and the Lee Valley provide natural boundaries. The four stations in Walthamstow serve people from across the area, and a glance at the E17 Art Trail map shows that a lot of people happily wander around Walthamstow to enjoy what the area has to offer. Such elements of life add up to a common experience, and it is that common experience and interest that needs representation in Parliament."

The complete article can be read here

Friday, 2 November 2012

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow this week

  • Wednesday 7th I’ll be meeting the Tamil Community of Walthamstow at a reception at the House of Commons.
  • Thursday 8th I’ll be interviewing candidates for my new parliamentary assistant. Please note this will affect waiting times for calls to my office. 
  • Saturday 10th November I’ll be attending the Movement for Change AGM in Brixton and speaking at the national Mumsnet Conference. 
  • Sunday 11th I’ll be attending the Remembrance Day service in Walthamstow.