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 […]

IDS contribution to the EU debate

3 July, 2016

(Republished as lost in the updating of this site – apologies- Ed) As the EU referendum campaign draws to a close, we look at the contribution Chingford & Woodford Green’s MP has made to the debate. Iain Duncan Smith has been largely overshadowed during the EU referendum by bigger, noisier personalities in the Leave campaign. […]

An alternative gloss on the news, not available on the BBC or other mainstream media:

6 May, 2016

– Labour wins nearly twice as many Council seats as the Tories – Labour takes a greater share of the vote than the Tories, 31% to 30% – Labour the dominant Party in Wales – Labour comfortably wins control of London – the SNP loses overall control of Scotland – the Tories forced to abandon plans for […]

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