Tuesday, October 05, 2010

"On the knocker" for Labour's Abbas for Mayor: Uniting the East End

Last night I went out door knocking for Labour in Limehouse ward, Tower Hamlets.  The team was led by local Labour Councillor, David Edgar.

There was a number of Labour teams out canvassing in various parts of Tower Hamlets that night. 

One local resident helping out was a fellow UNISON Housing officer who worked in Haringey.

There were lots of low rise blocks with no lifts, so plenty of healthy exercise going up and down stairwells.  Once again I thought why pay for an expensive gym to get fit when you can go canvassing for Labour for free! - perhaps the Party ought to charge?

I felt we had a really good response on the door step.  People wanted a real Labour Mayor to work with real Labour Councillors and real Labour MP's to fight the impending Tsunami of CONDEM slash and burn cuts about to engulf the borough. 

During the canvass I asked David why politics in Tower Hamlets is so, so boring, why nothing ever happens in the borough, why everything is so unexciting, drab and predictable.  David immediately replied that it is because everyone in the local Party loves each other, are always in total agreement and have never a bad word to say about each other.


(campaign office is at 349 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9RA - 3 mins from Bethnal Green tube and is open for canvassing and leafleting from 10am-6.30pm every day until the election.  Or you can ring 0207 729 6682 or email abbas4mayor@gmail.com for further details).


Anonymous said...

Not sure Abbas Is the "real" Labour Candidate even if he is the official one.

Anonymous said...

Abbas is the real Labour Candidate. he is not Galloway, he is not respect and he is not owned by the IFE.

Anonymous said...

I think the real Labour Party Candidate is the one local Labour Party members voted for! That not Gallowa and it not a failed candidate who got less the a fifth of the vote in final round of the local selection porcess.

Anonymous said...

What "local members"? So you think it is right for millionaires to "buy" internal selections?

Anonymous said...

And the 64,000 vote question is

"After a week of campaigning, how many sightings of Ken Livingstone on the knocker have there been?"

Anonymous said...

check out pictures of Abbas and Ken at LFOB fringe at Labour conference. John publish them.