Women in politics, closure of NHS Walk in centres and OHTV Real talk show
This week has been another busy one. I have written two blog posts. The first is about why gender should be on the political agenda, based on my personal experience of being the youngest woman on Barking and Dagenham council. The article can be read on the Fabian review online here. My second article of the week was about why the closure of walk-in centres, particularly the Broad Street centre in Dagenham may lead to health inequalities. The article can be read on the 2020 health website here. I attended the Hornchurch and Upminster Labour party monthly meeting to update them about the priorities of the European campaign, which evolved into an interesting debate on whether the UK should stay in or out of the European Union.
I will spend the weekend campaigning in Croydon with London MEP’s and MEP candidates and Forest Gate with London Young Labour. I was glad to be able to play in part in helping Harrow Labour with their recent bye-election and was delighted to hear that Glen Hearnden was elected as a Labour councillor on the 7th November.
I was a guest on the OHTV (Sky 199) Real talk show on Thursday, where we debated plastic surgery, the American ‘stand your ground’ law and prostate cancer. There was a great response online and many emails coming in today still continuing on the debate! For any of you that might have missed the show, it will be repeated at the following dates and times on sky channel 199:
Friday 15th November at 15.30
Saturday 16th November at 16.00
Monday 18th November at 22.00
Tuesday 19th November at 15.30
This is a picture with me and the other two guests, Luther and Erica alongside the show’s host Trish Adudu.