Weekly campaign update
I enjoyed talking about why women are better off in Europe with the Enfield Women’s Forum last week, participating in the debate at the Havering Fabian society with Jon Cruddas MP about where the Labour party is now and how we win the 2015 general elections, attending the monthly London Labour party quiz, where Caroline Flint MP was quiz master and where myself and Seb Dance (MEP candidate) team came second and attending a fantastically well supported East Ham Labour party fundraising dinner with Rachel Reeves – which was organised by Cllr Unmesh Desai who has a track record on organizing successful events! Finally, it was great to help deliver over 1,700 newspapers in Alibon ward, where I am a councillor, letting the residents know about Barking Labour’s campaign priorities on health, the closure of Barking police station and rising energy bills.
What I am up to
I will be campaigning in Tower Hamlets on Thursday 6th February to help John Biggs AM become the next mayor of Tower Hamlets along with Heidi Alexander MP and many candidates and local activists.
I am looking forward to going back to Brussels from the 16th-20th February to have a catch up with my mentor, Mojca Kleva MEP and attend some of the committees of the European parliament. I will also be speaking at an event called ‘My MEP is just like me about Gender Equality and Diversity in European Political Life. It will be hosted by by MEP Claude Moraes on the 18 FEBRUARY 2014 from 16.15-18.15 at the European Parliament Brussels room A3G2. If you are in Brussels and would like to attend please contact Gina Horst at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mary Honeyball MEP’ for London has recently produced a Gender 2020 bulletin which can be downloaded here, she has done some sterling work on the womens committee in the European elections.
Labour party NEC Elections
I am supporting four candidates to date, please consider supporting them too. They need to be nominated by your CLP.
Kate Osamor and Ann Black who are running as one of six candidates backed by the Centre Left Grassroots Alliance to be elected to Labour’s national executive committee as constituency party representatives.
Florence Nosegbe who grew up in an inner-city estate in Brixton, South London and joined the Labour Party because she could see the damage a Lib Dem-Conservative council was doing where she lived which is at the heart of why she wants to stand for the NEC.
Johanna Baxter: who is standing for re-selection to Labour’s National Executive Committee so she can keep Putting Members First. Johanna has visited over 100 constituencies at her own expense and that’s no mean feat. She is standing as an independent candidate and deserves to be re-elected onto the NEC as that is no mean feat.