Celebrate 25 years with Mike Gapes MP

Join Ilford South at an event to celebrate Mike Gapes and his 25 years as an MP in Ilford South.
Date: Saturday 5 August

Where: Ilford Golf Club, Wanstead Park Road, IG1 3TR (there is a large car park at the back of the club)

Menu: Stuffed Portobello Mushroom, Tuscan Chicken, Apple & Blackberry Crumble. Tea/Coffee and mints. The will be a vegetarian option and the chicken will be halal.
Tickets are £35 per head and include dinner, guest speakers and live music.

To purchase tickets please contact Barbara White bw@barbarawhite.co.uk / Wendy Taylor or Ross Hatfull.


West Ham Back on the Campaign Trail

FGN #NoMandate National Campaign Day 1.7.17

After a short break, members of Forest Gate North & West Ham Labour, led by our newly re-elected MP (with 77% of the vote) Lyn Brown, were back on the campaign trail. As well as the NHS demo in Central London, last Saturday was a Labour Party National Campaign Day, on Theresa May, having “No Mandate for Cuts”.

This was in the week that the Tories voted and cheered in Parliament on cutting yet again public sector pay,  while at the same time crying crocodile tears about the bravery of our Police, Fire & Ambulance service.

There was a superb response today in Forest Gate for Labour, including signing a petition about the Grenfell fire and making sure that the Council does everything possible to make things safe for residents.

Before the stall, Lyn went to nearby Market Square to support the very first Forest GAYTE Pride.



Education Debate


By Rania Ramli 


A vital and indispensable aspect of growing up. The key to prosperity and future success.  The stepping stone to enabling young people to achieve their dreams and develop into thriving citizens who go on to make a significant change within our society.

With that being said, surely the government should be doing all that they can to ensure that children and young people are provided with the opportunities and resources necessary to enable them to reach their goals – regardless of gender, family background or their financial situation.

Every child has the right to a high-quality education, which broadens their horizons and allows them to feel valued as an individual. Continue reading

A New Year’s Resolution!

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The first month of the year is when we all ambitiously set ourselves great resolutions to be healthier, more adventurous, frugal, active, committed and/or pick up new skills. So as Women’s Officer of the CLP along with core members of the Women’s Forum we resolved to be canvassing pros in 2014!

And being the women of integrity we are, we have beaten the ‘no one keeps to their new year’s resolutions statistic’ and organised specific door canvassing training for this weekend! Continue reading

Education debate 16 Jan – save the date

Save the date thurs jan 16thOn Thursday 16th Jan at 7pm, West Ham Women’s Forum, are hosting an education debate.

Our confirmed speakers on the panel are:

  • Lord Andrew Adonis the driver of the Academy programme in the UK.
  • Sharon Hodgson MP who is the Shadow Minster for Women and Equalities and former Shadow Minster for Children and Families
  • Professor Becky Francis from King’s College University who is best known for work on gender and achievement.
  • Diane Walls who has taught in the East End of London for over 40 years, a school governor at Chobham Academy and was a Newham Councillor for 18 years.

During the debate we will address questions on what is Labour’s 13 year legacy on education policy, standards and achievement, methods to improve standards of schools in Newham and the UK and what Labour’s policy on education should be.

There of course will be plenty of opportunities for you as the audience to ask questions and share your thoughts.

This is an open event so please feel free to invite family, friends, teachers and governors to what will be very interesting education debate!

Here is the Facebook link for members who are social media savvy: https://www.facebook.com/events/164686817075417/

Seyi Akiwowo

West Ham Women’s Officer


Super Saturday in West Ham ward

We’ll be holding a Super Saturday canvass session with Lyn Brown MP this Saturday, 2 November, in West Ham ward.

The meeting point will be Rokeby Centre, Rokeby Street, London, E15 at 1pm. If you are running late please call 07711 156173 and someone will direct you to where we are.

Please do consider joining us – our sessions are fun! If you are a new member this would be a great opportunity to meet your fellow Labour members.

Thank you for all you are doing to help elect our Labour candidates. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Top of the policies event – 19th September

Are you a Labour party member with a policy idea that you think Labour should adopt? If so come and pitch it, in just 90 seconds, at the Newham Top of the Policies event.

When: 7pm for 7:30pm start, Thursday 19 September 2013.
Where: Upstairs bar/cafe, Stratford Picture House, E15 1BX
What: Pitch your policy idea in 90 seconds, followed by 90 seconds of fast paced questions from the audience. A vote at the end of the night will decide which is the Top Policy with a reward of much kudos, possibly a prize and the opportunity to write an article on your policy in Labour Uncut. We’ve already had submissions to pitch a policy about housing, domestic violence, cycling and education (but we can have more than one policy on a topic).
Who: All Labour Party members and supporters are welcome whether they want to pitch, ask questions or just come along. Our MP Lyn Brown and Shadow Minister Stephen Timms MP will be chairing and time keeping.

Pragmatic Radicalism has held lively Top of the Policy events across the country where Parliamentarians listen to policies and ideas from members and activists. Some of the previous winning ideas include: supporting businesses that provide jobs for ex-offenders, valuations for private lettings, including enterprise in the curriculum and opening up government data to entrepreneurs.

We look forward to seeing you there.