Sunday, February 05, 2023

Your Labour Team for West Ham


After my Councillor surgery in the morning (local planning case work) I led on the Saturday afternoon "Street Surgery" of West Ham ward in Newham, London. Knocking on doors in what is apparently, the longest side road in the borough, Corporation Street, E15.  

We were talking to residents about local issues and their concerns they may have with the area and Newham Council, but also asking about what they think about national politics. 

I had some tough but constructive conversations about ASB/Street drinkers/fly tipping/parking controls but overall it was very positive for Labour. 

Residents like their local Councillors knocking on their doors, introducing themselves and listening. They very much like the idea that we have a weekly face to face surgery (drop in - no appointment necessary) inside the ward (Vicarage Lane Community Centre 10-11am every Saturday except Bank Holiday weekends) and they can contact us by phone or email. 

On national politics it was to me evident that some residents, who had been previously been against Labour and/or supported over parties, were going to support us in the next General Election to get rid of the Tories. 

However, we should be taking nothing for granted and always remember how ruthless and effective the Tory election machine is and the Labour Party past record for shooting itself in the foot. 

Picture of me, John W, Charlene and out top West Ham Labour activist, Varghese

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