Mayor of Waltham Forest’s Charity Dinner

Mayor's Invitation to Charity Dinner

Last week, I attended the Mayor of Waltham Forest’s charity dinner to raise funds for diabetes and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the creation of Pakistan.

Many of my council constituents in Leyton ward come from Pakistan and many people living in my ward (including most of my close family) suffer from diabetes. It was lovely to celebrate Pakistan’s birthday with all the residents who came, as well as to learn more about what we can do to combat this serious illness. Continue reading “Mayor of Waltham Forest’s Charity Dinner”

I Love Whipps Cross! – Waltham Forest demonstrates to Save Whipps Cross Hospital

Crowd gathers at the Save Whipps Cross rallywww.savewhippscross.org) organised a superb march and rally on Saturday, for local people to take to the streets and continue our borough’s campaign to keep Whipps Cross hospital a full, district general hospital.

Local residents from all parts of the borough joined all three of Waltham Forest’s MPs; Neil Gerrard, MP from Walthamstow, Harry Cohen, MP from Leyton and Wanstead, and Iain Duncan Smith, MP from Chingford and Woodford Green; Local Councillors from all three of the main political parties; and Waltham Forest’s London Assembly Member and Chair of the London Health Commission, Jennette Arnold Continue reading “I Love Whipps Cross! – Waltham Forest demonstrates to Save Whipps Cross Hospital”

From Whipps Cross to Westminster!

Waltham Forest's Labour councillors deliver our postcards to the Health Secretary

A delegation of Waltham Forest’s Labour councillors travelled up to Westminister at the end of last week to deliver our ‘I Love Whipps cross’ postcard petition to Patricia Hewitt, the Secretary of State for Health. We would like to thank the 1500 local people who filled out a postcard and supported the campaign Continue reading “From Whipps Cross to Westminster!”