Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Beat the BNP Day of Action - Saturday 23 January in Barking

Barking Labour Party are looking for help in the fight against the BNP in the constituency and in the borough.

Their next day of action will be on Saturday 23 January at Wood Lane Baptist Church,118 Wood Lane, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 5SL from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm with a hot lunch provided. Please come along if you can.

The nearest tube station is Becontree and lifts will be provided from there at 10am and 1pm.

If you are not a Labour Party supporter (for some strange reason) and you do not want to campaign with the Party check out Hope Not Hate who also have a day of action in Barking & Dagenham.

Update: I meant to post this message as well: -

Dear friend,

First of all a big thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday to help us in Barking. Despite the snow nearly fifty activists turned up to speak to voters and I think that everyone who was there will agree that there were a lot of people who were genuinely pleased to see that we had made the effort.

This face to face contact with residents really does make all the difference. Make no mistake, the BNP are campaigning in Barking and we need to be more active than ever before if we are going to beat them. We are asking that everyone who is serious about seeing off the threat from the far right make a New Years Resolution to spend one day in Barking between now and the election.

Our next day of action is Saturday 23rd January, meeting at 10am and 1pm at Becontree Train Station. We will be door knocking in the morning and afternoon with a break for a (hot!) lunch at 12.

I really do hope that you can make it. Please do forward this invitation to anyone you know who is willing to help. To make Barking your New Years Resolution, text 'BARKING 2010' to 07576 323 109.

I look forward to meeting you on the 23rd.
All good wishes
Margaret Hodge


Anonymous said...

It comes to something when we have to campaign for Margaret Hodge... but it is necessary. It's a bit like voting for Chirac against Le Pen I suppose. I'm thinking that it's probably the most important campaigning that I will be doing come the election.

John Gray said...

Hi anon

Hodge=Le Pen?

don't be daft.

Anonymous said...


...er, no. Hodge=Chirac, Griffin=Le Pen

I'm not a great fan of Hodge... but even she is preferable to Griffin, of course.

That's what I was trying to say...

John Gray said...

Hi anon

fair enough. I should have actually put Hodge=Chirac?

which is still daft. IMO.