Our views on the policies are important

14 September, 2016

The Chingford Labour Party had an informal meeting on Monday that gave our Conference Delegate some ideas about our opinions on main current areas of policy. The areas that were most discussed and supported were: Opposition to introduction of more Grammar Schools – opposed as this was divisive and would lead to many children feeling […]

IDS stirs up Tory divisions over Europe

25 August, 2016

It didn’t take Iain Duncan Smith long to start making trouble over Europe. Less than six months after he walked out of the cabinet, and only two months after the EU Referendum, he has reverted to his former role as backbench Euro rebel. Writing in the Sun on Sunday, IDS demanded that Theresa May begin […]

Chingford and Woodford Green members nominate Corbyn

4 August, 2016

On Wednesday evening a full party room voted by 2 to 1 to support Jeremy Corbyn’s bid to continue as leader of the Labour Party. Some 18 members contributed to a lively and serious exchange of views.

Will our Local Hospitals Be Unable To Cope?

28 July, 2016

At the recent public meeting on the NHS in South Chingford, we heard from Mary Burnett, a local public health campaigner, about plans being implemented to cut hospital budgets in the Chingford area. In her view, cuts to budgets are being dressed up as desirable changes to local health services. The population of northeast London […]

What now for IDS?

19 July, 2016

What has Iain Duncan Smith been up to since the Referendum? In the days immediately following the vote to leave the EU, IDS contributed to the unravelling of the dishonest promises made by Vote Leave. Even though he stood in front of a Vote Leave campaign bus with the misleading slogan emblazoned across it: “Let’s […]

Cameron’s Legacy: Privatising the NHS

11 July, 2016

Is talk of privatising the NHS alarmist? Is the NHS safe in Tory Party hands? Read the facts – set out by a local GP who does value the NHS, and spoke at our recent public meeting in South Chingford. (see below for our 4th July report of the meeting) How-the-nhs-is-being-dismantled-in-10-easy-steps Nhs-one-way-road-privatisation  

Why we are campaigning to save and improve the Library in Highams Park

9 July, 2016

In these times of cuts to services, Hale End Library in Highams Park, like many libraries around the country, is under threat. Waltham Forest Council is considering selling the existing plot to build housing on the site, and to provide a much smaller library in units which it will rent from Tesco. The cost of […]

Unwelcome Changes To The NHS In Chingford

4 July, 2016

Report of the public meeting held on 29th June 2016 organised by Labour CLP in South Chingford. A packed hall heard a GP, a paramedic and a public health campaigner tell a rapt audience of deep changes coming to the NHS nationally and locally: – The background is that Barts, our local NHS Trust, has […]

How the press is covering the European Referendum

4 July, 2016

(reposting of this excellent article by Neil Weeks – apologies for the loss online – Ed) As the EU referendum campaign draws to a close newspapers are coming out in support of Remain and Leave. To date,The Guardian, The Economist, Financial Times, New Statesman and The Times all support Remain. The Daily Express, Daily Mail, […]

United in grief

4 July, 2016

(reposting of this excellent article by Neil Weeks – apologies for the loss online – Ed) Subdued. Dignified. Sorrowful. That was the mood in Parliament Square on Friday night as hundreds of people came together in a vigil for our murdered comrade, Jo Cox MP. As they assembled, people spoke quietly about the tragic events […]

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