Archive: April, 2010

I spoke at a hustings meeting at the beautiful St Mary-le-Bow Church at lunchtime.  All the candidates had 2 minutes to make an opening statement at the start of the event, and this is what I said: After 13 years of Labour government it is sometimes hard to remember life under the Tories. But you […]

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Young Labour

On Sunday I spoke at a young Labour activists event at the incredible Westminster Academy in Karen Buck’s Westminster North constituency. At the event Ed Miliband launched our party’s Green Manifesto and Gordon Brown set out his key messages for the final 10 days of the campaign. There were speeches from politicians old and new. Familiar […]

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I was recently joined on the campaign trail by Nick Duxbury from Inside Housing magazine. Nick came along as my team and I canvassed the Tachbrook Estate in Pimlico. It was a really enjoyable afternoon and we were able to speak to a lot of residents and listen to their concerns. Inside Housing is a […]

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Yesterday afternoon I was kindly invited by the BC Project (Integration of British Chinese into Politics) to attend a voter registration event in Chinatown. I was joined by Mark Field and representatives from the Lib Dems as we tried to get Chinatown residents to register to vote before the deadline at 5pm on Tuesday 20th April. […]

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Over the last few weeks I have been been canvassing residents in Mayfair and Soho. Thanks to everyone who took the time to talk with me. The nearly universal complaint I heard was that of the noise of rubbish collection at all hours, especially recycling collection with the clattering and breaking of glass bottles. I […]

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On Sunday afternoon my campaign went out to support my political hero and inspiration – Karen Buck in the Westminster North constituency.   The purpose was to meet voters in the Church Street Ward.   The weather was perfect and over 20 people turned up on the day,  including Ken Livingstone.   I think some thanks are due […]

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The consultation period over the sale of some of the Crown Estates property has recently ended. Residents now face an anxious wait. I have been appalled by the way this issue has been handled, and I welcome Frank Dobson’s lead in opposing the sale. The way Crown Estates have conducted the consultation period is nothing […]

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Last night the Government rushed the Digital Economy Bill through Parliament without proper scrutiny in what is known as the ‘wash up’ procedure. This procedure is designed to allow the government of the day to pass uncontroversial bills once an election has been called, to prevent the country grinding to a halt. However, the Digital […]

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In the US they had Puff Daddy and Mariah Carey. In Ilford they had, er, David Rowntree? This is me speaking at the ‘Rock the Vote’ event on Saturday. Despite years of playing in a band, I’m still not entirely comfortable at the front of a stage, but they were a nice crowd. Of course […]

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Vote Here

Saw this while out and about in E1 yesterday…

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