Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Standup Comedy Special - for Stella4Deputy campaign

More than three quarters of the members . . .

. . . who came to the nomination meeting in July made Stella their first choice for Deputy leader; the Labour List poll earlier this month put her in the lead of the five candidates; she's been backed by Labour veterans John Prescott, and Neil Kinnock, and now here's a brilliant evening of standup comedy at the Rose and Crown on Hoe Street and your chance to help raise funds to support the Stella4Deputy campaign. 

Susan Murray MC
It's presented by the fantastic Red Imp comedy club which regularly features top international comics in the intimate surrounds of the upstairs theatre there (Bridget Christie, Sara Pascoe, Omid Djalili, Stewart Lee - the list just goes on). It's hosted by resident MC and comedy legend Susan Murray, and is on 
Tuesday September 8th 
starting at 8pm, till approx 10.30. Tickets cost £15, (£12 for early birds while they're still available. Don't miss out!) 

The programme features:
  • Doug Segal - winner 'Best Cabaret Award' Brighton Fringe 2012, & 'Three Weeks' Editor’s Award Edinburgh Fringe; comedy plus feats of mind reading and mind control.
  • Maureen Younger - actor, stand up comedian & writer, contributing to the Standard, credits BBC Radio and Sky News. 
  • John Mann - longstanding Jongleurs act (compere and headliner),  works all over the world. 
  • David Fulton - Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Steve Coogan’s Saxondale, BBC's The Stand-up Show, and 5’s The Comedy Store. ‘Whoever decided Americans don’t have any sense of irony, forgot to tell Dave Fulton’ – The Guide. 
See the Stella for Deputy campaign page and the latest updates page

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

‘It’s not a question of left or right — Labour’s challenge is to be relevant’ Stella in The Times

Click the Times logo (or click herefor the interview with Stella Creasy MP. In case you can't get past the paywall this link is to a pdf copy. 

"Don’t take my word for it, but Stella’s destined to be Labour leader" Matthew Norman

Political commentator Matthew Norman, who writes The Independent’s media diary says in the paper's comments pages Independent Voices: "Creasy shows all the hallmarks of leadership material". Despite acknowledging the limitations of his previous crystal ball gazing he predicts 'Stella Creasy will be the next leader but one.' Read the full article here.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Vote ONLINE in Leadership & Mayoral ballots - even if you're abroad

Ballot papers have started arriving and you can vote by simply filling yours in and posting it, or by going online to:

and following the instructions.

If you're out of the country till after the September 10th deadline you can still vote online provided you don't miss the email sent to you with your personal security code. The code is in two parts, and is also printed on the ballot paper. You need the code when you vote online. The email will probably have the header "VOTE NOW: Labour Party elections"

Deadline is noon September 10th

Stella in tonight's Evening Standard

In case you missed it here is the article about deputy leadership candidate Stella Creasy in Monday's Evening Standard:

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Why you should vote for Stella Creasy as Deputy Leader

There has been much discussion about candidates for leader and deputy leader, and the voting is about to begin. Ballot papers start going out on Friday 14th August, so how should you vote?

This if course is up to you but to help you decide about the contest for the deputy leadership here are links to a  number of recent articles, posts etc that may help you assess the strengths Stella could bring to the role. A few are to posts on this blog but most are to external web sites. Some are very recent, and some less so. More will be added.

Stella Creasy - why I'm standing
In the London Evening Standard Aug17
Neil Kinnock backs Stella Creasy on LabourList
The LabourList poll
In the Huffington Post on Changing the world
Labour Finance & Industry group - statement on Labour & business
This blog: the Walthamstow CLP nomination
In Grazia on politics and sexism
Campaign video on YouTube
LabourList on community organising and voter ID
In The Guardian 2013 on the women on banknotes campaign
The Guardian 2013 Twitter boss says sorry to targets of troll abuse

And a reminder of how Steve Bell depicted the effect of Stella's payday loans campaign on the Tory/LibDem coalition Government:

Monday, 10 August 2015

Cycle routes during the Victoria Line closure

The Victoria Line is now closed for the rest of August (along with the footpath to Queens Road station). Rather than use the overground it might be quicker and easier, (and cheaper!) to use a bike route, possibly just to get to Finsbury Park and pick up the Vic from there.

Below are links to some cycle routes starting from around Walthamstow Central suggested on the Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign website. Check their routes page for the full details, return routes and alternative routes.
They’ve also had offers of help to make your first commute as easy and safe as possible with 'Ride buddies' to show you the way. The destinations offered so far include:

Friday, 7 August 2015

Stella Creasy leads the deputy leadership race in latest LabourList survey

The  latest survey on the LabourList site asks:
"Who do you want to be Labour’s deputy leader? In the past, for the largest amount of LabourList reader the answer to this question has been Tom Watson.

"However, this week Stella Creasy has take a 4 point lead over Watson, with 31% choosing her. Watson received 27% of the vote. Last time round Watson secured 33% of the vote, while Creasy was on 27%. The two have switched positions – although Creasy has a slightly smaller lead than Watson did. This change could be down to the fact that numerous hustings have taken place and candidates have had more time to set out their stalls. Therefore opinion may have shifted the more exposure readers have had to particular candidates."

Stella Creasy in Grazia, on sexism
Read the full article on LabourList here
In the recent supporting nominations meeting Walthamstow CLP overwhelmingly nominated Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy for the deputy leadership. Full Walthamstow nomination details here