Isleworth Quiz Night this Saturday

June 21st, 2013

Members and supporters are invited to take part in the first B&I Labour Party Quiz Night this Saturday (starting at 7:30pm) at the BridgeLink Centre, Summerwood Road, Isleworth.

Tickets cost £10, which includes fish and chips (served at 7:45pm). There will be teams from each part of the constituency competing for a trophy (pictured).

There will be drinks available and all funds go to Brentford & Isleworth Labour Party.

For more information, contact Nada Jarche on 07846 556998.

Tony Benn to speak at star-studded comedy night

March 1st, 2013

Tony Benn will speak at Stand up for Labour at the George IV pub on 24 March.

The event will raise money for Brentford and Isleworth Labour Party and members and supporters who attend will see a great bill of comedy including Shappi Khorsandi, Tony Law and Ed Aczel.

The leader of Hounslow Counci Jagdish Sharma will also be speaking at the event.

Tickets are available to buy online at www.wegottickets.com/letslaugh and cost £12/£9 (concessions).

If you would like a special offer on tickets, contact 07961 638683.

 

Branch resolution on progressive tax system

December 11th, 2012

At November’s GC meeting, Brentford and Isleworth CLP passed the following motion and would like other CLPs to take up these issues to raise the important issue of a progressive tax system:

‘This General Meeting of the Brentford and Isleworth CLP calls on the Labour Party leader to announce that the Labour Party will commission and consult upon a comprehensive review of the British taxation system in preparation for the election of the next Labour Government.

The fair and progressive tax review should intend to encourage working and reduce the need to claim benefits by shifting the burden of taxation away from low and medium earned income and VAT on essential purchases towards high income, unearned income and wealth. The review should consider:

a) supporting new and expanding businesses in Britain which pay above the “living wage” so that the cost of benefits can be cut and more jobs can be created

b) ensuring that multi-national companies pay their fair share of tax reflecting their sales in Britain

c) encouraging the improvement and conversion of existing buildings to provide more affordable, energy efficient homes and construction jobs

d) supporting new and expanding “green” public transport passenger and freight projects and reducing the demand for increased lorry and car journeys and aircraft flights

e) supporting the sustainability of local shops, pubs and community facilities by reducing property taxes and rates of duty payable by smaller enterprises

f) financing the development of new local social housing by taxation of second homes within the same communities

g) considering the introduction of land value taxation and the rolling out of the UK’s current financial transaction tax on shares to bonds, derivatives and foreign exchange with the potential to raise an additional £20 billion a year.

h) reviewing the scope and impact of personal allowances and tax bands, inheritance tax, VAT rates and capital gains tax rates

i) introducing additional higher value council tax bands’

Labour Women’s Network: 17 November

November 5th, 2012

Labour Women’s Network’s exciting new national Political Day (kindly supported by Unite the Union) will be held on 17 November and brings together leaders from politics, the media and the campaigning sector to debate Labour’s future.

Speakers include: Polly Toynbee (the Guardian, pictured), Helen Lewis (the New Statesman),
Seema Malhotra, Joan Smith (the Independent), Kira Cochrane (the Guardian), Stella Creasy and Ann Black.

Men are welcome to join us for what promises to be a fantastic day of discussion, debate and networking.

The event is being held between 10am and 5.15pm at Congress House, Great Russell Street and tickets are priced at £15.00 and can be bought online at https://labourwomensnetworkpoliticalday.eventbrite.co.uk/

Red Dwarf star headlines Chiswick fundraiser – 21 October

September 30th, 2012

Sci-fi fans with Labour Party leanings will be delighted to hear that Red Dwarf star Norman Lovett is to headline Stand up for Labour at the George IV pub on Sunday 21 October.

The comedy night comes the day after the TUC demonstration in London and features John McDonnell MP (pictured left) and general secretary of the RMT Bob Crow as guest speakers.

The other comedians include popular Edinburgh festival acts Adam Bloom and Paul Ricketts, as well as character act Sir Ian Bowler MP, who has been described as an ‘angry masterpiece’ by the Radio Times.

Tickets cost £10/£8 concessions and can be bought online at www.wegottickets.com/letslaugh.

For more information on the event, go to www.standupforlabour.co.uk

Debate on future of local hospitals – September 26

September 20th, 2012

There is a public debate about the future of north west London hospitals taking place at the Victoria Hall, Ealing Town Hall from 7-9pm on 26 September.

Speaking at the meeting will be Dr Mark Spencer, director of north west London NHS and Dr Mohini Parmar, chair of Ealing CCG. Dr Spencer and Dr Parmar favour the changes to health care that include closing A&E Departments, removing maternity, intensive care and children’s services at Ealing, Charing Cross, Central Middlesex and Hammersmith Hospitals. They claim this would lead to the highest quality health care.

Opposing them are John Lister, health campaigner and journalist, and Dr Onkar Sahota, GLA Member for Ealing & Hillingdon.

The debate will be chaired by Victoria Macdonald, Health Correspondent for Channel 4 News.

Summer barbecue – Sunday September 4

August 9th, 2012

Brentford and Isleworth CLP is holding a summer barbecue and garden party on Sunday 2 September, taking place at 367 Chiswick High Road between 2pm and 5pm.

Admission is £5 and includes all you can eat barbecue and a bar with drinks at low prices.

Guest speakers will include John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington, and Andy Slaughter, MP for Hammersmith.

This will also provide a good opportunity for members to meet LCF executive who will be interviewing and assessing applications of people who are interested to become councillors.

There will be a raffle to raise funds for the campaign to elect a Labour MP for Brentford and Isleworth.

Stand up for Labour raises laughs – and money

August 9th, 2012

Stand up for Labour proved a great success. Not only did the audience of nearly 200 people enjoy great comedy from Joe Wells, Anthony Miller, Patricia Sinclair (played by Lucy Beaumont) and headliner Arthur Smith, but there were great speeches from Ken Livingstone and Andy Slaughter (MP for Hammersmith).

The evening raised over £700 for the CLP and another Stand up for Labour is being held at the George IV pub on Sunday 21 October.

For more information on Stand up for Labour, as well as more images from the evening, please go to www.standupforlabour.co.uk

Stand up for Labour – Arthur and Ken – 22 July

June 29th, 2012

Brentford and Isleworth Labour Party is now selling tickets for a fantastic night of comedy and politics with a great bill.

Stand up for Labour on Sunday 22 July features Balham and Tooting’s finest creation since Citizen Smith, Arthur Smith, talented new comic Joe Wells, comedy circuit veteran and Labour activist Anthony Miller and MP’s wife Patricia Sinclair.

Speaking at the event will be Ken Livingstone and the MP for Hammersmith and Shadow Justice Minister Andy Slaughter MP.

All profits go to Brentford and Isleworth Labour Party.

It all takes place at The George IV pub, 185 Chiswick High Road, home of the well respected Headliners Comedy Club. The room seats 200 people so it is advised that people buy tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The show starts at 7:45pm and ends at 10pm.

Tickets are reasonably priced at £10/£8 concessions and can be bought online here or by phoning 07961 638683.

Axelle Lemaire wins Northern Europe seat

June 18th, 2012

French Socialist candidate Axelle Lemaire won this weekend’s second round run-off with 54.6% of the vote and was elected to the Northern Europe seat. She will represent all French expatriates in ten countries in the UK, Scandinavia and the Baltic.

The French Socialists won eight of the 11 overseas French seats up for grabs. Final results in Sunday’s nationwide legislative elections gave the Socialists’ bloc 314 seats – an absolute majority in the 577-seat National Assembly.

Brentford and Isleworth Labour Party would like to congratulate Axelle and the Socialist Party on their victory.