Sunday, January 26, 2014

East Ham Women’s Forum 31 Jan

Hat tip West Ham Labour blog  "Our comrades in East Ham have invited West Ham women to their meeting. It’s an informal meeting to discuss the formation of an East Ham women’s section and to explore and debate ‘women’s role in elections’ and is there a ‘women’s vote?’.

Anita Pollack, former MEP
Kirsty McNeil, former Prime Ministerial aide to Gordon Brown and member of the executive committee of the Labour women’s network
Seyi Akiwowo, West Ham CLP’s women’s officer
and special guest speaker – Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham

When: Friday 31st January, 7-9pm
Where: Lister room, East Ham town hall

It promises to be a lively, fun evening full of insight, shared experiences, networking, seeing old friends and making new ones!

For more information and to RSVP: Please contact Farah Nazeer at
Organised by: Cllrs Farah Nazeer, Kay Scorsby, Ayesha Chowdhury, Lakmini Shah, Feroza Nekiwala, and Labour party members Anita Pollack, Gloria Hanson, Pushpa Makwana, Sue Masters and Rokhsana Fiaz".

(Check out Newham Story for the picture of Susan Lawrence's election address from 1923 when she became MP for East Ham and made Labour history by becoming one of the first ever women Labour members to Parliament.  I also use to manage Susan Lawrence House in Bow as a Housing officer and once spoke to a relative of Susan who wanted to know the location of the building)
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