Sunday, May 16, 2010

Margaret Gray

Last week I posted a picture of my old Dad, the original John Gray, a Labour Councillor and trade union activist. Since then I have been asked about my Mum and also her contribution to my politics and who I am.

My Mum is a “Matthews”, born in Denbigh, North Wales, and was brought up with 7 brothers and sisters in a Council flat overlooking the town. She still lives in Denbigh and is a committed lifelong supporter of Labour.

The picture is of Mum with my little sister, Lucy, at a Pontin’s holiday camp in the early 1970’s.

I love this picture.

Of course I will never, ever, tease my now grown up little sister about it:)


Anonymous said...

She looks like a lovely mum. But it is unfortunate that her son, joined in the Labour party in corrupt Newham.

Now if you have guts to stand up to Robin Wales, then you will earn my respect, but I think you be tempted by the offer of position and ££££

Anonymous said...

wow -a beehive hair do! I remember having one of those. Def showing my age there then. Kat

John Gray said...

Hi Anon

Pretty desperate stuff methinks.

Stop attacking people you disagree with politically as being corrupt. Grow up, play the ball and not the man (or women).

Anyway the people of Newham have decisively delivered their democratic opinion on Newham team Labour on May 6.

Hi Kat

You “Revisionist”:)

Anonymous said...

Hey John !

Do not be so hard on Anon, 17th May 15.03.

Did you not know ?

Those Tory and Lib Dem Councillors(whilst writing, --sorry to group them together, of course)in London and around the country(e.g Thurrock), --a fair number given the current stage of the electoral cycle, --maybe they don't get paid allowances ?

Maybe that is what Anon is saying John, only Labour Councillors get allowances, --that really must be it!

John Gray said...

Hi anon 21:18

I assume you are having a in-dig at whoever made the first comment?

I think I know who you mean.