Mike Celebrates 20 Years As M.P.

Image00002Labour’s Deputy Leader Harriet Harman was in Ilford on Saturday 27 October for the celebration event at Ilford Golf Club for Mike Gapes 20 years as Member of Parliament.  150 Party members enjoyed a meal and an evening of music and general celebration.

Harriet spoke of Mike’s years of work for Labour, and how he had raised the Labour majority from a mere 402 when first unexpectedly elected in this former Tory stronghold in 1992 to more than 11,000 today.

Image00001Mike is an avid West Ham supporter and was presented with a signed and framed shirt. The room was decorated in claret and blue.

This year we managed to achieve having a Labour Mayor and Deputy, despite the Tory/Lib Dem coalition running the Council.  Speaking as Mayor, Cllr. Muhammed Javed spoke of Mike’s dedication to the community.

In his message of thanks Mike spoke of the problems now being faced by Ilford people and the need to unite to work and defeat the Tories and LibDems to form a new Labour Government in 2015.

Thanks are due to the Musicians Union, the staff at the Ilford Golf Club and everyone who worked to make the event a success.

Image00003Our photo’s show Mike receiving his shirt from Harriet and Cllr. Dev Sharma. Harriet and Mike talking to GMB Stewards at their table, Mike with his mother and Harriet Harman and the Mayoress (top), and Mike and Harriet with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor Cllrs.Muhammad Javed and Elaine Norman.


Campaigning in Valentines Ward

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The London elections may be over but Labour Party members are still out campaigning.  This month the focus is on Valentines Ward.  Councillors and local members will be out speaking to residents and delivering the latest newsletter.

Click here to see the newsletter on line.

If you have an issue you want to raise with your local councillors, wherever you live in Ilford South, find their contact details here.

DSCF4036If you live in Valentines Ward and want to get more involved, you could register as a Party Supporter for free. This would mean you will be kept informed of all forthcoming Party events. If introduced by an existing member you could join the Labour Party for £15 for the first year. Ring 020 8911 0899 or email contact@ilfordouthlabour.org.uk if you want more information.

The photographs show Party members running a stall at the successful Redbridge Green Fair, held at the beginning of the month in Valentines Park.

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