Friday, 23 June 2017

Stella Creasy MP coordinates cross-party amendment to NI abortion rights


The Guardian today carries news of a cross-party campaign to bring abortion rights under the NHS for women in Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK. The amendment is coordinated by Stella Creasy Labour MP for Walthamstow, with the support of the Conservative MP Sir Peter Bottomley. It asks the government to consider legislating so women from Northern Ireland have NHS abortion provision when they travel to England to terminate a pregnancy.

The DUP, with whom Theresa May is seeking an agreement to support her minority Conservative government, have historically taken a hard line on abortion, and Northern Ireland has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe. No deal has yet been reached by the Conservatives with the DUP, but Stella Creasy said parties needed assurances not only that any pact with the DUP would not affect current equalities law, but that it would not tie the government’s hands when future legislation was needed.

“In this parliament it is not just a matter of whether hard-won progress on issues like inclusive sex and relationship education or access to services for same-sex couples will be under attack by this coalition, but also what issues don’t get addressed and are ignored. It is vital we do not let the fight for equality be sidelined, as it is clear without action Northern Irish women will pay the price for the government doing a deal to stay in power.”

In the general election earlier this month Stella Creasy was re-elected MP for Walthamstow with a majority of over 32,000 - an increase of more than 8,800 over her majority in the 2015 election.

Read the Guardian article in full here.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

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

  • Saturday 17th June- helping to run the Great Get Together in Walthamstow Town Square. All residents welcome.
  • Sunday 18th June- attending further get togethers and street parties in Walthamstow.
  • Tuesday 20th June- supporting the fight to re-open the Dubs amendment and help refugee children. 
  • Wednesday 21st June- attending the Queens Speech to parliament 
  • Thursday 22nd June- hosting a thank you event for all those who helped with my general election campaign and attending the Walthamstow Labour Party General meeting.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The great Walthamstow get together - this Saturday 6-10pm Town Square

On Saturday 17th June Walthamstow will be coming together in our town square from 6pm to show we have more in common than divides us - you can win prizes including nandos vouchers and cinema tickets by making your own social media shareable content about this and sharing your entries to this competition with local MP Stella Creasy via her facebook: www.facebook.com/stellacreasy or her twitter: @stellacreasy. Click the image to watch the video . . . 

 Watch the video!
Watch the video!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

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

  • Monday 12th June - returning to parliament as the Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow.
  • Saturday 17th June- helping to run the Great Get Together in Walthamstow Town Square. All residents welcome- please see below for full details and how to register for free food or help with this volunteer led event.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

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

  • Monday 29th May - attending the Walthamstow CLP General Election Fundraiser. To find out more click here
  • Tuesday 30th May - holding a meeting to discuss setting up a trade union for Walthamstow's self employed residents. To sign up to come click here. 
  • Thursday 1st June - attending the volunteers week events in Walthamstow town centre and speaking in Croydon about the General Election and campaigning in Tooting. 
  • Friday 2nd June- attending the launch of the E17 Art Trail

Stella, in her latest newsletter, says
"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."


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' . . . .  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.