This week I've managed to get to St Albans, Bermondsey and Southwark, as well as several events in Camden. These included meeting constituents concerned about Brexit and a group of our members who are under 22. Meanwhile, campaigning is already under way in the Gospel Oak by-election. Do lend a hand if you can!
Week beginning 13th March
On Tuesday I travelled to St Albans to speak to a joint local Labour and St Albans Stronger Together event about what the government needs to deliver on Brexit. It was a fantastic evening with interesting views from across the political spectrum.
On Thursday I was part of a panel discussion on Brexit at Bermondsey and Old Southwark CLP where Neil Coyle is the local MP. I was joined by Baroness Angela Smith of Basildon and Seb Dance MEP and it was a great opportunity to discuss some of the challenges facing the Labour Party in the picturesque interiors of the Rotherhithe Sands Film Studios.
Friday was a busy day as in the morning I had a meeting with a group of constituents who had requested a meeting with me concerning Brexit at Camden Town Hall. In the afternoon I was invited to speak to the CLP in Bassetlaw to discuss Labour’s approach to Brexit.
On Sunday I was pleased to host a new style of political discussion in Camden in the form of a café chat for under 22 year olds. Instead of having a formal question and answer session, we had a great discussion about a wide range of issues.
Finally a massive thank you to everyone from Holborn and St Pancras who went down to support Sittingbourne Labour Party with their County Council election campaign. Margaret Cooper, from Sittingbourne, sent this message to us:
‘Thank you all very, very much for your help yesterday. It has really helped to start out Kent County Council Election Campaigning with a Big Bang.
We managed to call at 735 houses. We also managed to get over 200 more signatures on our THINK AGAIN! petition. And you will all be very welcome to come again… I will send you details of what we have planned.’