" . . . I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who was able to join us at the Star of India to make a pretty difficult evening into a success. Particularly Caroline Flint who very gamely soldiered on throughout and gave a great speech too. . . . Our brilliant Labour colleague Shah Ahmed managed to fit us in at very very short notice.
. . . . . thank you to all that attended and apologies to those who turned back. If I wasn't bald already I would probably have lost all my hair over that one! Here's to the next event running a little more smoothly.
All the best, Simon Redfern [Chair, Walthamstow Labour Party]"
and Stella Creasy MP issued the following statement: