Archive for June, 2012

Stand up for Labour – Arthur and Ken – 22 July

Friday, 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

Monday, 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.

Hounslow Women’s Forum: two meetings

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Hounslow Labour Women’s Forum is holding two events in June: one focusing on women’s safety and the other on getting more women involved in our commmunity.

The first event on women’s safety takes place this Wednesday (20 June) at Brentford and Isleworth Labour Party’s headquarters at 367 Chiswick High Road, London W4 4AG. PC Karmjit Rehki will speak, outlining crime trends locally and providing advice and guidance on keeping safe. The event runs from 7:30pm to 8:30pm and will be followed by informal networking.

On Saturday 30 June a round table discussion will be held on getting more women involved in our communities. This event will take place at Felham Labour Hall, Manor Place, Feltham TW14 9BT between 10am and 1pm. Several local councillors, will attend, as well as women who have served on the board of governors of local schools or on housing and tenants associations. This will provide an excellent opportunity for potential candidates to hear first hand about other women’s experiences. There are also plans to set up a mentoring programme for women who are interested in standing for office in the future.

To register to attend one or both events, contact the Women’s Officer of Brenford and Isleworth CLP Jaselle Williams on jaselle@gmail.com or call 078 3716 9290.

Save remploy factories!

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The trade union Unite has set up a petition to stop the government’s plans to close 36 of Remploy’s 54 factories.

The Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition is putting more than 1,700 jobs at the company that provides work for people with disabilities.

Remploy factories were established 66 years ago as part of the creation of the welfare state.

In 2007, Chris Grayling told Parliament: ‘Let me assure Remploy and its employees that the next Conservative Government will continue the process of identifying additional potential procurement opportunities for them and the public sector workforce.’

Pictured is a poster put up in Iain Duncan Smith’s constituency in Chingford.

To sign the petition, go to http://tinyurl.com/cdgz36a

Hands off our hospitals!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

A meeting has been organised to defend local hospitals threatened with the closure of their emergency departments.

Hands off our hospitals will take place on Tuesday 26 June at 7:30pm in Ealing Town Hall (close to Ealing Broadway station).

Speaking at the event will be Dr John Lister, who will introduce his report ‘NW London NHS – Under the Knife’. He will be joined by John McDonnell MP and Dot Gibson from the National Pensioners Convention, who will talk about the impact of cuts to health and social care.

The event is organised by Ealing Trades Union Council.