Friday, 27 March 2015

"General Election 2015 - Why I'm Asking For Your Support" Stella Creasy

As of Monday 30th March 2015, I am seeking re-election to be the Local Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow. I'm asking you to join me fighting for a better future for all in our community.

Walthamstow has so much to offer the world. The Tory led Government overlook the potential in people here, but for me it has been a privilege to serve our community these last five years. I’m standing for election again, determined to use my passion for social justice to fight for everyone here, so that everyone has the chance to succeed.

There is so much at stake at this election. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen not only our NHS under threat – but our local hospital too. Britain has suffered the greatest fall in living standards for a century. Personal debt has risen, leaving many stuck borrowing from high cost lenders to make ends meet. The Education Maintenance Allowance has been scrapped, tuition fees have tripled and apprenticeships have been pushed out of reach.  Extortionate fees and rents are forcing people out of our area or into overcrowded and damp housing.  

To change this, I believe we need a Labour Government - over the course of the coming weeks I'll be making the case to residents across Walthamstow about these issues and more during the election. Many residents have already sent me campaign emails and questions about policy issues which I will endeavour to respond to, and I am seeking to participate in as many hustings as I can. I will continue to produce these e-newsletter updates about our local area and the choice we face at the election as well as the issues being raised with me . 

If you would like to help my campaign, display a poster supporting me or attend my campaign launch this Sunday 29th March with Dame Tessa Jowell at 5pm please email me.
Best wishes

Where to find Stella Creasy Labour Candidate for Walthamstow, this week

  • Saturday 28th March – campaigning in Rossendale and Darwin,  Burnley and Pendle for a Labour Government
  • Sunday 29th March - Launching my election campaign with Tea with Tessa Jowell MP- to book your place at these event please email Dannie. 
  • Tuesday 31st March – Speaking at the Centre for Responsible Credit national conference in Birmingham and then holding a Circular Firing Up Squad for Women's leadership in Birmingham Yardley
  • Wednesday 1st April- Supporting the Labour Women’s Network election fundraiser in Vauxhall 
  • Friday 3rd April – attending Queens Road Mosque to meet with the congregation. 

Please note as Parliament is now dissolved Stella is no longer an MP - MPs no longer exist until the election. However what can you do if you need help which you would usually seek from your MP? In this week's newsletter Stella explains:

"As many public organisations will only deal with an official representative such as an MP, I wanted to let residents how this affects the assistance I can give them during this period of the general election.  Please note, I will continue to help in the best way I can given the restrictions placed on candidates. 

During this period the Home Office will not accept any correspondence or representation from any former MPs. Unfortunately, this means that during the campaign I will not be able to ask them anything about immigration matters on behalf of any resident. However, residents can contact the helpline on 0300 123 2241 or if you have legal representatives they contact the Home Office for you as long as you have given your permission in writing.

You can also contact the Citizens Advice Bureau on 03444 889 626 or visit the advice Waltham forest website for further information on debt, welfare benefits, immigration, health and social care and more.

Some agencies have also agreed to continue to take queries from my office on behalf of Walthamstow residents.If you have an issue relating to welfare and the Department for Work and Pensions I will need you to provide written consent to raise your case with them.

If your query involves council services e.g. housing, parking, bin collection etc please call 020 8496 3000 in the first instance and ensure you ask for a reference number for your query. Your local ward councillors will continue to remain as elected officials during this time period and can also raise issues - you can find out who to contact at or visit"

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Another Evening at Chequers - April 12th

Second Fundraising PUB QUIZ
with Expert Quiz Master
 SUNDAY APRIL 12th  2015 at 8pm

at THE CHEQUERS PUB 145 High St, London, E17 7BX

Or book online at  billetto
 Tickets just £12 in advance, (unwaged/pensioners £10)
 or £60 for a table of six - including cake!
At the door: £14, or £70  for a table of six.

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow, this week

  • Saturday 21st March-  Hosting a Circular firing Up Squad on Women's leadership in Manchester
  • Sunday 22nd March –Attending Pakistan Day celebrations at Walthamstow Town Hall
  • Tuesday 24th March- meeting with Lord Howe to discuss Walthamstow's concerns about local healthcare services 
  • Wednesday 25th March Taking part in a workshop on competition policy and progressive politics in parliament
  • Thursday 26th March –taking part in Business Questions in parliament, speaking at a Unison conference, then taking part in a session on voter registration and suffrage at Waltham Forest College and hosting a budget panel meeting
  • Friday 27th March – Visiting the new Willowfields school new site
  • Saturday 28th March- campaigning in Rossendale and Darwin,  Burnley and Pendle for Labour 
  • Sunday 29th March – Launching my election campaign with Tea with Tessa Jowell MP and then stand up in the Rose and Crown- to book your place at these event please email Dannie. 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Smirking for Walthamstow

Walthamstow Labour Party invites you to come and join us as we 
celebrate the launch of the campaign to 
as Labour and Co-operative MP for Walthamstow

Click the pic to book! We have an amazing comedy line up headlined by umpteen* awards winner 
It's on Sunday March 29th upstairs at 'The Rose and Crown' on Hoe Street, and in the line up with Bridget are up and coming political comics Joe Wells and Eshaan Akbar, plus a feature spot from local legend June Sarpong

Tickets on the door are £15, but this event is bound to sell out, so book early and get the discount price £12! (concessions £10)

Three ways to book:
Doors open 7pm for 7.30 start
*Winner Edinburgh Comedy award, South Bank award for Comedy, Rose d’Or Best Radio Comedy - to name a few.
Promoted by James Hedges on behalf of Stella Creasy, both at 23 Orford Road, London E17 9NL

Support The Mayor's Charity on St. Patrick's Day

Image by Waltham Forest artist Jonathan O'Dea
The Mayor of the London Borough of Waltham forest 
invites you to an evening of Irish Culture and Cuisine 
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
17 March 2015 from 7-11.30pm
Waltham Forest Assembly Hall
Entrance is £35 which includes 3 Course Dinner, Wine/Soft Drinks and Entertainment
Proceeds will go to the Mayor's Youth Charity Projects.
To book please call or email Steve Myhill  
020 8496 4516

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow, this week

  • Saturday 7th March- Holding a drop in surgery for Walthamstow residents in Selbourne Walk Mall between 2-4pm
  • Sunday 8th March- Supporting the OBOF Young Campaigners and then running a Circular Firing Up Squad at Walthamstow Assembly Hall- to book a place for this session please RSVP
  • Monday 9th March - meeting with business leaders in the East Midlands to discuss Labour's policies 
  • Wednesday 11th March- participating in Prime Ministers Questions and then celebrating 15 years of Mumsnet 
  • Friday 13th March - holding an advice surgery for residents. To book an appointment please call 020 8 521 1223.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

London Assembly Vacancies

Elections for the London Assembly, and the London Mayor take place in 2016. The selection for Labour candidates for the Assembly is now open. If you wish to apply you must be a member of the Labour Party and you will need to send a copy of your cv (link below) to:

Alan Olive
Procedures Secretary
London Labour Party 
Walkden House
10 Melton Street 
London NW1 2EB 

or email it to to arrive by noon on Wednesday 20 May 2015.

There is information about the London Assembly on the 'ABOUT the Local Party' page here.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow, this week

  • Saturday 28th February – Campaigning in Stevenage for Labour in the General Election 
  • Monday 2nd March – Participating in a Panel event discussing ‘women in Politics’ a the Southbank centre
  • Tuesday 3rd March – Attending a reception at 10 Downing Street for International Women’s Day
  • Wednesday 4th March- Speaking at Hackney Fundraiser for Dianne Abbott MP's General Election Campaign 
  • Thursday 5th March- Campaigning in Harlow and Enfield for Labour in the General Election and then running aCircular Firing Up Squad for women 
  • Saturday 7th March- Holding a drop in surgery for Walthamstow residents in Selbourne Walk Mall between 2-4pm
  • Sunday 8th March- Supporting the OBOF Young Campaigners at their workshop (see below) and then running a Circular Firing Up Squad at Walthamstow Assembly Hall- to book a place for this session please RSVP.