Sunday, 26 May 2013

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow this week

  • Friday 24th May – holding an appointment only advice surgery for local residents – for an appointment on a future date call 020 8521 1223.
  • Monday 27th May – please note my office will be closed for the Bank Holiday.
  • Tuesday 28th May – holding a number of meetings with local groups whilst Parliament is in recess and working on the 7days4stow project. 
  • Thursday 30th May – holding a number of workshops about violence against women in the North West of England
  • Saturday 1st June – holding an open surgery for constituents at The Mall between 2 and 4pm and attending the Brunswick Road Street Party

Thursday, 23 May 2013

EMD Cinema - Press Statement from Stella Creasy MP

We have heard good news from the planning inspectorate regarding the future of the EMD cinema on Hoe Street. Stella Creasy MP has issued the following statement to the press:

Subject: Press Statement from Stella Creasy MP re EMD Cinema

For immediate release Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Reacting to the news that the National Planning Inspectorate has upheld the decision of Waltham Forest Council to refuse the UCKG permission to convert the EMD cinema into a church Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy said: 

"As a local resident, I'm overwhelmed with relief at the news the planning inspector has decided to uphold the decision to refuse permission to the UCKG to convert our much loved cinema into a church for the second time. This is welcome news for all who never gave up on the promise this building holds for Walthamstow and the hard work of many activists, especially the Waltham Forest cinema trust, the council and the mcguffins in making the case for why we should restore our cinema. I urge the UCKG to accept the settled will of the Walthamstow public and honour the decision of the inspector by selling the building back so that we can get on with the next stage of our work bringing the EMD back to life- I pledge to work along with many others who have fought since 2003 to secure this property to continue to fight to save our cinema.



To find out more about the long running campaign to restore the EMD Cinema, visit or Waltham Forest Cinema Trust on
Celebrating the original planning refusal on October 21st 2003 l-r: Bill Hodgson of  The McGuffins,
Stella Creasy (then cllr for Lea Bridge),  and two local campaigners
Stella has been involved in the campaign to save the EMD cinema since 2003. For further information please contact her office on 020 7219 6980


Celebrations today with Bill Hodgson (far left), Stella Creasy MP and more local campaigners

To quote another, former, local MP: "not the end, not even the beginning of the end, but possibly the end of the beginning"!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow this week

  • On Friday 17th May – meeting with a number of local groups in Walthamstow and then attending the Waltham Forest Mayor’s Charity Ball. 
  • Monday 20th May – attending Parliament for the 3rd reading of the same-sex marriage bill that a number of constituents have written to me about. Please note I will be voting to support all aspects of this legislation. 
  • Tuesday 21st May – visiting the Walthamstow School for Girls in the morning to talk about the 7days4stow project and returning to Parliament for the remainder of the Same Sex Marriage bill. 
  • Wednesday 22nd May – Attending the Google Conference in Watford to discuss the impact of data management on public policy. 
  • Thursday 23rd May attending the Walthamstow Labour Party General Committee meeting. 
  • Friday 24th May – holding an appointment only advice surgery for local residents – for an appointment on a future date call 020 8521 1223.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

TULO - Trade unions affiliated to the Labour Party

TULO (The Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Organisation) is the umbrella organisation that coordinates the activities of the 15 trade unions who affiliate to the Labour party.

For more information about TULO, the contact details of all affiliated trade unions or to get involved in campaigning around the issues that are of interest to trade union members visit:

The trade unions who are affiliated and details of what industries they represent are:

  • ASLEF - Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers - (railways – drivers, operational supervisors and staff)
  • BECTU - Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union - (broadcasting, film, video, theatre, cinema and related sectors)
  • BFAWU - Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union - (food)
  • COMMUNITY - (industries in and around steel, metal and textile communities)
  • CWU - Communication Workers Union - (post and telecommunications)
  • GMB - Britain’s General Union - (general workers in public and private sectors)
  • MU - Musicians Union - (performers, writers and teachers in the music industry)
  • NACODS - National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers - (mining)
  • NUM - National Union of Mineworkers - (mining) 
  • TSSA - Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association - (railways, London Underground, travel, haulage, shipping)
  • UCATT - Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians - (construction and building)
  • UNISON - The Public Service Union - (for all those providing services to the public whether employed in the public, private or voluntary sectors)
  • UNITE - (general workers in public and private sectors)
  • UNITY - (ceramics industry)
  • USDAW - Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers - (retail, distributive and related
  • industries)
  • GFTU – The federation for specialist unions, Its members include BECTU, BFAWU, COMMUNITY, MU, NACODS and UNITY.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

European Parliament Elections in 2014

Members of the European Parliament are elected for 5 year terms and the current term ends in 2014. Euro elections are expected to take place on the same day as local council elections in London and this is expected to be 22nd May 2014.

London is entitled to 8 Euro MPs and they are allocated to each party proportionally to the number of votes the party received. In London in 2009 Labour won enough votes to get 2 MPs out of the 8 - Claude Moraes and Mary Honeyball.

Labour has already chosen who its 8 candidates will be for 2014 but, because of the proportional voting system that applies to these elections, these candidates have to be put in order of preference on a list. The Party has to decide this order for its candidates and will do this by a OMOV (one member one vote) ballot of all Labour Party members. Party members will be sent ballot papers during June, and the deadline for submitting completed ballots is the end of July.

The eight Labour Party candidates in London are:
Follow the links for more details on each candidate. See also the ELECTIONS 2014 page on this blog.

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow this week

  • On Saturday 11th May – meeting parents at The Limes centre  
  • On Sunday 12th May – visiting the E17 Community Kitchen event (details below) and then attending the Redbridge Women’s Conference  
  • On Monday 13th May – holding a by appointment only surgery. For availability on a future date contact my office on 020 8521 1223.
  • On Tuesday 14th May – meeting with a number of local organisations whilst in Westminster and attending a reception at the invitation of the Ambassador of Sweden in the evening
  • On Thursday 16th May – attending parliament and then speaking at an event with the Young Foundation on campaigning and social media 
  • On Friday 17th May – meeting with a number of local groups in Walthamstow, dropping into the E17 Designers Market and then attending the Waltham Forest Mayor’s Charity Ball. 

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow this week

  • On Saturday 4th May - holding an open advice surgery for residents at The Mall from 2 till 4pm. For an guaranteed personal appointment at a later surgery please call 020 8521 1223.
  • On Monday 6th May - my office will be closed for the bank holiday. I will be attending the Friends of Lloyd Park Dog Show. See below for details. 
  • On Tuesday 7th May – attending the wildflower planting with Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth – details in the events listing
  • On Wednesday 8th May – attending the State Opening of Parliament and the Queen’s Speech.
  • On Friday 10th May attending parliament for the Queen's Speech debate to represent the Labour Shadow Home Affairs team. 
  • On Saturday 11th May – meeting parents at The Limes centre