Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Bank Holiday Stall "Voting for Change" in Newham (and some great music)


Picture from the "Voting for Change" stall in Stratford yesterday with respected community activist Josephine and John, my fellow West Ham Councillor,. We were handing out postcards and answering questions to residents outside the main Station.  

There was a really helpful Transport for London officer, who advised us where we could legally pitch our stall. Over the years I have had a number of battles on this issue with Labour Party stalls at this same spot. 

It was a little windy and we had to lash our stall to a telecom box to stop it and our banner being blown away. 

I had a number of decent debates about the case for democratic change in Newham. 

Leafleting can at times be pretty tedious. Best of all was that there was a marvellous singer, Sophie Clarke, next to us busking. Despite the noisy environment from the wind and the nearby religious speakers, she kept us entertained with her "Mezzo-Soprano"  singing. 

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