Sunday, 30 November 2014

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Vote Now: The Walthamstow Housing Campaign Awards

In this week's 'Working for Walthamstow' newsletter Stella Creasy writes:
"The Nominations have closed and your shortlist is out! Polls are now open to vote in the Walthamstow Housing Campaign Awards. These awards are part of our campaign to highlight good and bad housing in the area. We will then present these awards to the winners as part of raising awareness about the challenges in securing affordable housing in Walthamstow and using our collective power as local residents to hold to account those who seek to rip off residents. 
"Categories up for voting include Worst Estate Agent in Walthamstow, Social Housing Provider with the most room for improvement and Kindest gesture by a Letting Agent. You can find the full list of nominees and categories here. Voting is open until the 31st December 2014. 

"I'm therefore now inviting all residents of Walthamstow to vote for the winner and losers of housing by using the online form which is available here. Please note we have asked for an address to verify that any voter is a Walthamstow resident, and only votes once, but this information will not be shared. If you would like to get involved in our campaign to support affordable housing in Walthamstow please let me know - you can read more about the campaign on my website."

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow, this week

  • Saturday 29th December-participating in the Natural Voices Choir Winter Project at the Blitz Factory 
  • Tuesday 2nd December – Speaking at the UCL Conference on gender equality in central london
  • Wednesday 3rd December –Attending the Chancellors Autumn statement in Parliament
  • Thursday 4th December-Campaigning in Battersea for Labour 
  • Saturday 6th December- SupportingSmall Business Saturday
  • Sunday 7th December- Hosting a fundraising evening at the Chequers with expert quiz Master Neil Gerard.Tickets can be bought online and cost £12 (£10 unwaged or pensioners) or £60 for a table for six

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Walthamstow Housing Campaign Awards 2014: your VOTE

The Walthamstow Housing Awards vote is live now! These awards are part of a resident led 'Home sweet home' campaign seeking to promote the provision of affordable and quality housing for all in Walthamstow. 

As the Housing Campaigners say: "Working with local MP Stella Creasy, we are seeking to challenge poor practices in our local housing market as well as celebrate those doing the right thing. By working together to raise awareness of these concerns as well as highlight those who we think act in the interests of local residents we are seeking to improve the provision of housing for all in Walthamstow. 

"Since August 2014 residents across Walthamstow have been nominating letting agents, estate agents and social housing providers for these awards- and now we have a shortlist based on their suggestions. Now we are inviting Walthamstow residents to vote for the winners in these categories- and join us as we award the winning companies! 

Take part in the vote by visiting the campaign vote page here

Only Walthamstow residents are eligible to vote in this survey and each person is only allowed to vote once. (Note to prevent any commercial interference with this awards scheme no anonymous votes will be counted.)

These are the categories you can vote for:
  • The Best Letting Agent in Walthamstow 2014
  • The Worst Letting Agent in Walthamstow 2014
  • The Kindest Gesture from a Letting Agent 2014
  • The Best Estate Agent in Walthamstow 2014
  • The Worst Estate Agent in Walthamstow 2014
  • Social Housing Provider with the most room for improvement in Walthamstow in 2014
  • Letting Agent most in denial in Walthamstow in 2014
  • Special MP Award for Outrageous Behaviour in Walthamstow's Housing Market 2014

Examples of 'Outrageous Behaviour'?
  • hypocrisy as a charity supposed to help people who are destitute but have put up rents £150 a month for residents in Walthamstow
  •  'double charging' - charging both the buyer and the seller of a property for the same sale
  • increasing building insurance by 40% for Warner leaseholders in Walthamstow by adding in a 'terrorism' surcharge

UK Indie (Music) Party - disco for Stella Creasy MP & Alison McGovern MP December 9th

Come to the only UK Indie (music) Party worth joining in town. Join us for a unique fundraiser where Stella Creasy and Alison McGovern get on the DJ decks on the boat decks to raise money for their general election campaigns.
  • A complimentary drink for the first 50 to book online. Raffle prizes include, a two course meal for two with drinks at the Tamesis Dock and a Michael Fassbender box set!
  • Single tickets: £23.00 
  • 5 tickets: £100
Book at the Labour Shop NOW!


Go to facebook and start your bidding now for the songs you want played and the songs you want banned on the night! Our list of tunes to begin the bids specially picked by Stella and Alison:

Paradise- Coldplay
Hit me baby one more time - Britney Spears
Respect - Aretha franklin
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Chicken song - Spitting Image
The Birdie song
Anything by U2
Shake it Off- Taylor Swift
BandAid30 song
Take on Me- Aha
Things Can Only Get Better- D-Ream
Saturday Night - Whigfield
I Would Walk 500 Miles- The Proclaimers
Lifted- The Lighthouse Family
Crazy Frog Song
All About that Bass- Meghan Trainor
Roar- Katy Perry
Let it Go- Frozen
New York New York- Frank Sinatra
Come on Eileen- Dexys Midnight Runners
I think we're alone now- Tiffany
Don't Stop me Now- Queen
Don't Stop Believin'- Journey
Gangnam Style- PSI

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow, this week

  • Monday 24th November- holding an appointment only residents advice surgery (to book an appointment please call 020 8521 1223) and working to try to get Amd44D to tackle rip off agency fees passed in parliament- see below for details.
  • Tuesday 25th November- Speaking at the Labour List fundraiser in central London
  • Wednesday 26th November- Meeting with volunteers as part of the One Billion Rising campaign to tackle violence against women
  • Thursday 27th November – Speaking at a fundraiser in Milton Keynes

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow, this week

  • Saturday 15th November-participating in the national NHS campaign day
  • Wednesday 19th November- teaching a citizenship lesson at Coppermill Primary School and then meeting with campaigners for the Home Sweet Home Campaign in Walthamstow in the morning (to join us please email me) 
  • Thursday 20th November- taking part in Business Questions in the House of Commons
  • Friday 21st November - attending parliament to support a Private Members Bill to repeal the damage done to our NHS by the Health and Social Care Act 

Ed Miliband's promises

In case you haven't seen them these are Ed's promises from his November 13th message.
. . . if you've ever heard someone say they don't know what Ed stands for - it doesn't get clearer than this...

"here are the promises I'm making to you about the kind of Britain I will lead:
First, I will undo the damage the Tories have done to our country:
  • I will scrap the Bedroom Tax, which unfairly punishes the disabled and the vulnerable
  • I will scrap the Health and Social Care Act, which damages and undermines our NHS
  • I will scrap the gagging law, which limits our freedom of speech and right to campaign
  • I will reverse the Tories' £3bn tax cut for millionaires, so we get the deficit down but do it fairly
Second, I will take on the powerful vested interests that hold millions back:
  • I will force energy companies to freeze gas and electricity bills until 2017
  • I will give power back to those who rent their homes, by scrapping letting fees and stabilising tenancy agreements
  • I will raise money from tobacco companies, tax avoiders, and a mansion tax to fund doctors, nurses, careworkers and midwives for our NHS
  • I will reform our banks so that they properly support small businesses
  • I will stop recruitment agencies hiring only from abroad
Third, I will start to rebuild a fairer, better Britain:
  • I will raise the minimum wage, to ensure that everyone that does a hard day's work is properly rewarded
  • I will promote the living wage by giving tax breaks to companies that pay it
  • I will ban the damaging zero-hours contracts that exploit British workers
  • I will bring in a lower 10p income tax rate, cutting taxes for 24 million workers
  • I will support working parents with 25 hours of free childcare for three- and four-year-olds
  • I will help more young people get on the housing ladder by getting 200,000 homes built every year"


Walthamstow Labour Party proudly presents its fundraising pub quiz
The Chequers Pub, 145 High St, London E17 7BX
(see map below)
It's on Sunday December 7th, starting at 8pm
It's hosted by Walthamstow’s MP STELLA CREASY 
and features NEIL GERRARD as Grand Inquisitor*
All Labour Party members, friends and family, supporters welcome. Come and help us in our campaign for the 2015 General Election - by eating, drinking, and getting baffled

Click map to go to google maps
Tickets booked in advance are just:
  • £12 (unwaged/pensioners £10)
  • or £22 for two
  • or £60 for a table of six including cake!
Tickets at the door (a little bit more): 
  • £14 (unwaged/pensioners £12)
  • £24 for two
  • £70 for a table of six.

BOOK NOW (at the discounted prices):

  • call 07957 228019
  • Or book online via the Labour Party Ticket Shop (if the link doesn't work go to: and click ‘event tickets’ from the list on the left).
  • or email

  • *Confront your inadequacies as yawning vistas of ignorance widen before you - and feel the fear. Safety and self esteem will seem but distant memories. . . .

    All proceeds from ticket sales, raffle tickets, and donations go to Walthamstow’s 2015 General Election Campaign Fund Event promoted by James Hedges on behalf of Stella Creasy, both at Walthamstow Labour Party, 23 Orford Road, London E17 9NL

    Wednesday, 12 November 2014

    Coming soon - Walthamstow CLP's next pub quiz; q1 when, q2 where?


    Musings with Margaret Hodge - 12 December, 7.30

    Chingford & Woodford Green CLP are hosting a great fundraising evening with the Lion of the Public Account Committee! It's to support the brilliant campaign by Bilal Mahmood, Labour's parliamentary candidate in the constituency for 2015. A great Italian meal, good company and one of the fiercest yet likable MPs we have as our guest of honour. Tickets are £25 for the waged and £15 for the unwaged. It's at the Trevi Italian Restaurant, 476-478 Larkshall Rd, London E4 9HH. Phone: 020 8523 2161. And it's on 12 December at 7.30pm

    There's more here on facebook

    Saturday, 8 November 2014

    Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow, this week

    • Sunday 9th November- attending the Remembrance Sunday Service at Waltham Forest Town Hall 
    • Tuesday 11th November – Speaking in parliament about the importance of shared parental leave rights as part of responding for Labour to delegated legislation
    • Wednesday 12th November - Campaigning in Rochester ahead of the by-election
    • Thursday 13th November –  visiting the Wood Street redevelopment area and attending the Walthamstow Labour Party Annual General Meeting 
    • Friday 14th November – please note that my office will be closed all day due to a staff training event.
    • Saturday 15th November-participating in the national NHS campaign day

    Sunday, 2 November 2014

    Where to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow, this week

    • Monday 3rd November – supporting the House of Lords Labour team as we seek to challenge Double Charging and meeting with members of Walthamstow Labour Party South Branch 
    • Tuesday 4th November- running a free Circular Firing Up Squad workshop on Women's leadership in Central London at 8pm. To sign up to attend follow instructions here
    • Thursday 6th November - holding one of my regular residents surgeries. Please note this is a prebooked meetings only session so please call020 8521 1223 for an appointment. 
    • Sunday 9th November- attending the Remembrance Sunday Service at Waltham Forest Town Hall