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

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

  • Monday 20th March- holding a residents only telephone advice surgery. To book an appointment please call 020 8521 1223. 
  • Tuesday 21st March - Thursday 23rd March- travelling to Berlin as part of a delegation of British Labour MPs to meet with German politicians to discuss Brexit.
  • Friday 24th March - attending the Annual Equality Dinner organised by Stonewall 
  • Saturday 25th March- holding the E17 Housing Awards Results event (details here for how to attend) and then participating in Walthamstow Labour Party's special conference on its standing orders. 
  • Sunday 26th March- attending the Pakistan Day celebrations organised by the Pak Cultural Society and then speaking at a pre- Passover debate at the North London Synagogue with Jonathan Freedland and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg on the subject of freedom and refugees.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

An evening at Chequers: Walthamstow Labour Party pub quiz

Walthamstow Labour Party presents 
another in its award winning* 
series of pub quizzes:

with Expert Quiz Master NEIL GERRARD 

SUNDAY APRIL 2nd 2017 8pm


145 High St, London, E17 7BX 

  • in advance: £12 p/p  
  • (unwaged/pensioners £10), £60 for a table of six 
  • At the door: £14 p/p, £70 for a table of six. 
All proceeds from ticket sales, raffle tickets, and donations 
go to Walthamstow Labour Party Campaign Fund 

Promoted by Andy Dixon, Walthamstow Labour Party, 
23 Orford Road, London E17 9NL

*Mrs C thought they were jolly good

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Public responses published from last autumn's consultation on 2018 Boundary Review

Today the Boundary Commission for England (bce) published the responses it received during the consultation period last autumn on the proposals it put forward for boundary changes, in line with Parliamentary legislation. More at 700 for Walthamstow.

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

  • Sunday 26th February- supporting the Haymarket Theatre refugee charities fundraiser 
  • Tuesday 28th February- holding an appointment only advice surgery for residents. To book an appointment please call 020 8521 1223. 
  • Thursday 2nd March - speaking in a debate on equality for widows in parliament, before running a free women's leadership workshop in parliament (see below for how to book a space) and speaking at the Guardian International Women's Day event at the Barbican
  • Friday 3rd March- speaking at the Women in Journalism Lunch. 
  • Saturday 4th March- speaking at the Labour Party Waltham Forest Divests conference. Details here.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

'Dance on' (as The Shadows played)

Buy your Come Dine with MP ballot ticket here 

Get your tickets for the ballot for dinner on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at a Top London restaurant with Labour's sign writer extraordinaire and fantastic London MEP Seb Dance.
This ballot is open to supporters as well as members of the Labour Party and all funds raised will go towards Walthamstow Labour Party's campaigning.

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

  • Tuesday 21st February- returning to parliament for the Criminal Finances Bill 
  • Wednesday 22nd February- meeting with the CMA to discuss concerns about PFI financing 
  • Thursday 23rd February - running a women's leadership project for the Citybridge community youth charity in Tower Hamlets and then taking part in the parliamentary debate on the treatment of refugee children before campaigning in the Copeland by-election
  • Friday 24th February - attending parliament to ensure the Istanbul Convention Bill receives a report reading 
  • Saturday 25th February- speaking at Student Pride in support of the provision of inclusive sex and relationship education in all schools
  • Sunday 26th February- supporting the Haymarket Theatre refugee charities fundraiser

Monday, 13 February 2017

Burgers for Burghers - Labour Ward selections sponsored by MacDonalds?

Across London, borough Labour parties are beginning the process to select their candidates for the local elections in 2018. There will be interviews, and the inevitable wait . . .