Diane Abbott attends our Caribbean Dinner – Friday 23 January 2015

26 January, 2015

Our General Election campaigning in Chingford & Woodford Green is well under way, with large-scale leafleting and canvassing sessions. On Friday 23 January we held another successful event, where Bilal Mahmood, our Parliamentary Candidate welcomed Diane Abbott to a Caribbean dinner. Diane has been the MP for Hackney North & Stoke Newington since 1987, the […]

How the money for our local NHS is being spent under this government

21 January, 2015

from our Health Correspondent £7m pays for 227 qualified nurses for a year. Or it can pay for five management consultancy firms to … well we don’t know because Barts Health refused to say what work the five firms had carried out or the level of savings each had delivered. Barts Health Trust, who run […]

Margaret Hodge at our Fundraising Dinner

15 December, 2014

From our Press Officer. Margaret said’ ‘Labour should stand for value for money and quality of services’ The Chingford and Woodford Green Labour Party rounded off a very good year with a successful fundraising dinner at La Trevi Restaurant on Friday 12 December. Nearly sixty members were present to welcome Margaret Hodge MP, who spoke […]

Former Labour MP Stan Newens speaks passionately at Bilal’s adoption meeting

8 December, 2014

We officially adopted Bilal Mahmood as our general election candidate on Saturday 6 December 2014. Here is a brief summary of notes taken. Our guest speaker was Stan Newens, the former Labour MP for Epping (1964-1970) and Harlow (1974-1983) and Member of the European Parliament for Central London (1984-1999). As MP for Epping, Stan was […]

Bilal at Labour BAME

4 December, 2014

Bilal was invited to speak at the Labour BAME (Black and Asian Minority Ethnicities) National Conference this past weekend. As one of the few PPC candidates from a BAME background, Bilal was invited to provide his insight into what the Labour Party and Party members can do to engagement with ethnic minorities. The event was […]

Local NHS not in good Economic Health

26 November, 2014

The deficit is increasing – the NHS is struggling. Here is what is going on locally, don’t let the Tories brush you off with soundbites that mislead! from our local health correspondent. One of our local NHS trusts – Barking, Havering & Redbridge – is now forecast to overspend by £38 million this year. The […]

Views from Highams Park

13 November, 2014

Since September we have been talking to residents and commuters in Highams Park. Iain Duncan Smith has been the MP for Chingford & Woodford Green since 1992. Many of the people we spoke to were very critical of his lack of interest in this part of his constituency. Residents’ comments included: “when was the last […]

Let’s save the NHS

15 October, 2014

Labour’s local Parliamentary Candidate, Bilal Mahmood, has launched a campaign fighting for a NHS with time to care for the people of Chingford. He’s doing so by holding public events and obtaining information by way of a residents’ surveys. He held the first of these events on Saturday morning 18th October at Chingford Mount in […]

Bilal helps out at Highams Park Station

15 October, 2014

From Bilal Mahmood, our parliamentary candidate On a bright autumn morning, I pitched in my greenfingers to help members of the Highams Park Society tend to the beautiful garden on the platform at Highams Park Station. The Highams Park Society and I were on hand to help tend the garden on the platform at Highams […]

It’s a battle of ideas

30 September, 2014

From our Parliamentary candidate, Bilal Mahmood. At the Conservative Conference today, Iain Duncan Smith warned his audience that ” If you want to stay behind your closed doors, all that is required for the triumph of evil is that the good should do nothing – do not number yourself amongst them.” His usual stark, scare-tactics […]

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