Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Gender equality in UK: Circular Firing Up Squad Workshop - 4 November

Time for truth on gender equality in UK: Free Circular Firing Up Squad Workshop Central London; Tuesday 4 November 8pm

Today (29 October) we learnt that the UK has now slipped out of the top twenty countries for gender equality. The World Economic Forum study found Britain has slipped from 18th to 26th, recording its lowest score since 2008 and falling behind Bulgaria, America, South Africa, Burundi and Slovenia. Its time we faced the truth-Britain is falling behind, not stepping up, in the fight for equality.

Want to help challenge that? Know women who are fantastic but facing discrimination and need help fighting stereotypes? Enjoy meeting other women doing amazing things and supporting them? Then the Circular Firing Up Squad project is for you!

The Circular Firing Up Squad is a volunteer led initiative. The 90 minute workshops we run bring women together to support each other in taking on leadership positions in their personal and public lives, recognising the challenges women face in doing so and working together to overcome them in a fun and empowering environment- you can read what attendees have said about the experience here.

These sessions are free, and open to any woman aged 14 and upwards. Anyone who has previously attended a workshop or part of a CFUsquad is welcome to join as well as part of learning how to run one. This session will be on Tuesday 4 November at 8-9.30pm in a venue in central London. To RSVP and book a space as well as receive full venue details please email:

Please also feel free to share this invite with other women you feel would benefit from attending this event. If you can't join us but would like to know more please follow the #cfusquad hashtag on twitter. I hope you will join us in fighting to help ensure every woman in Britain is able to achieve her potential!

Stella Creasy
Labour and Co-operative MP for Walthamstow

ps. Please do RSVP to Teresa so that we can ensure we have enough materials at each event for everyone!

Biennial London Labour regional conference

Our Biennial London Labour regional conference is taking place on Sunday 30 November. The venue is Hammersmith Town Hall and all members are invited to attend.

You can sign up here 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow, this week

  • Saturday 25th October – Holding one of my regular drop in advice surgeries for residents in the The Mall shopping centre from 2-4pm and then attending the party to say goodbye to Rev Heathfield from St Mary's Church at St Marys School 
  • Monday 27th October toWednesday 29th October- attending parliament each day for the consideration of the recall bill as well as several opposition day debates. 
  • Thursday 30th October - holding one of my regular residents surgeries. Please note this is a prebooked meetings only session so please call020 8521 1223 for an appointment. 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow, this week

  • Saturday 11 October- speaking at the Co-operative Party Conference
  • Wednesday 15th October – Attending the Labour Women’s Dinner in Central London
  • Thursday 16th October – Speaking at the Advance Union conference in Hertfordshire 
  • Saturday 18th October – meeting with our local Tamil Sangam to talk about how we can inspire young Tamils in the community 

Monday, 6 October 2014

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow, this week

  • Saturday 4 October- surveying local residents about mini-holland with the Hoe St councillors. Please see below for details. 
  • Tuesday 7 October - campaigning in Heywood and Middleton during the parliamentary by-election 
  • Friday 10 October- mentoring young women in the London Eye as part of the WoW International Day of the Girl project
  • Saturday 11 October- speaking at the Co-operative Party Conference