Snippets from the Labour Women’s Conference

22 September, 2014

From our Conference Correspondent: Harriet Harman: reminded us of the importance of women in the party especially noting the role of women in securing the NO vote in Scotland. She told us that 8% more men voted YES than women. While from a Labour point of view this may seem good, I wondered what a […]

David Lammy slams Bedroom Tax

10 September, 2014

on the evening before parliament decided to amend the unfair Bedroom Tax, David Lammy MP for Tottenham addressed Labour Party Members and supporters at a Fundraising Dinner. Held at La Trevi in Highams Park on Thursday 4th September and audience of over 50 enjoyed the evening. David lammy congratulated the Chingford & Woodford Green Labour […]

The Quiet Man survives

16 July, 2014

From Bilal Mahmood, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate at the General Election. “Iain Duncan Smith’s continuation as Welfare Secretary is an insult to Britain’s most vulnerable people, whom he has failed. Many continue to have a low standard of living, a standard that no one in today’s Britain should have to experience. Our constituency has the highest […]

What you have to do to keep your job

14 July, 2014

We hear rumours of reshuffles, the need to refresh the Tory – led Cabinet and to bring in more women. Today we turn our attention to what our local Cabinet member does to keep his job It looks like IDS will soldier on as Secretary for work and pensions. The Ministry of Defence must feel […]

Tour de France – a local view

7 July, 2014

As the Tour de France caravan and cyclists speed their way through Chingford and Woodford Green Constituency today they will have little opportunity to notice: – The cost of local housing to rent or buy have shot up by over 20% recently. Little opportunity for those public sector tenants who are hit by the ‘Bedroom […]

At last! Free (ish) at the point of access!

23 June, 2014

On 22 May, 2012 …. We reported ‘The creep of privatisation of the NHS has begun in our part of the country. Local health centres, including The Handsworth Health Clinic, have switched their telephone number to one starting ‘0844’ Some mobile phone users, often those with the least money and in most need of the […]

Stop Press: Labour wins two seats in Chingford!

23 May, 2014

Congratulations to Tony Bell (Hale End & Highams Park Ward) and Aktar Beg (Valley Ward) on their election to the Waltham Forest Council. Details can be seen on  http://democracy.walthamforest.gov.uk   just click on Hale End and Highams Pak and Valley Wards for detailed results. Well done to those who have been working hard for months!

Snapshot Poll around Highams Park

13 May, 2014

One of our canvassers has been keeping a running tally of the people they’ve spoken to while recentley delivering batches of leaflets in Hale End & Highams Park Ward. This is obviously not a scientific or statistically accurate sample of voters nor is it weighted as formal Opinion Polls are, but we thought readers might […]

Polling Day approaches just 10 days to go

13 May, 2014

Valley Ward canvassing results show a tremendous amount of door knocking has taken place. So far we have knocked on around 3350 doors since the start of the campaign. 1996 people have given us a voting preference (contacts) and we have received 916 (46%) Labour promises so far. This is probably the biggest canvassing effort […]

Wage growth rate not above inflation …

17 April, 2014

… when the bonuses for high earners are stripped out! The average rise without the bonuses is 1.4% compared with the increase in Consumer Price Index of 1.7% (Independent 17 April). The unemployment figures seem to look good too. But just as the cost of living still runs ahead of wages so the jobs figures […]

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