All posts by Kensington Labour Party

Urgent Donations Needed for Local Foodbank

Our local K&C Foodbank urgently needs supplies. Below is a list of the items they need. The items highlighted in red are required most urgently. You can drop donations directly to the foodbank or alternatively, we will be collecting donations at our weekly stall on Portobello Road which we will drop off at the food bank.

Our stall is outside Tesco 224-226 Portobello Road from 10am-2pm every Friday. Please give what you can.

Justice 4 El Protest – Saturday 22nd February 2020 at 8pm

On Saturday the 6th of February a member of our community was subjected to a vicious racist attack at his place of work by six men in the Duke of Wellington Pub on Portobello Road. No one stepped in to help him and the police have failed to act swiftly. His family and friends are calling on all of the community to join them in a non violent protest outside of the Duke of Wellington Pub this Saturday the 22nd February at 8pm.

Please come out and support them if you are able to. We must stand up against racism in all of it’s forms. There is no place in Kensington for this type of hatred and bigotry.

Statement from Lancaster West Residents Association.

Congratulations to the Save Wornington College Campaigners Who Took on the Council and Won!

Our very own Sam Batra, Branch Secretary, CLP Social Media Manager and member of the Save Wornington College Campaign Group wrote an excellent piece about the campaign to save Wornington College after it’s clandestine purchase by RBKC for redevelopment into luxury accommodation.

The campaign group has worked tirelessly since 2016 and they are an inspiration to us all!

We highly recommend you read the article in full here!

Standing up for the many in London – Murad Qureshi

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Twitter – @MuradQureshiLDN

https://www.facebook.com/MuradQureshiLDN/

Murad’s Statement

Boris Johnson ‘s government is pursuing a divisive and reactionary agenda across the board.

We must stand shoulder to shoulder with all those communities, trade unions, migrants and others resisting the Tory attacks.

Now is the time to unite our party, take the fight to the Tories, get Sadiq Khan re-elected and secure a London for the many, not the few.

Having served as an Assembly Member (AM) until 2016, I want to get back into City Hall to stand up for Londoners.

As an experienced campaigner, I have a proven track record of working against austerity and privatization. Working with Trade Unions and local Labour Groups I helped save fire stations from austerity cuts and post offices from closure.

I believe Labour must continue to oppose cuts and support investment in our future, including through extending public ownership and a green new deal.

As Jeremy Corbyn’s successor as Chair of the Stop the War Coalition, I have been at the forefront of the anti-Trump marches.

We will continue these protests every time he comes to our shores and oppose his attacks on our Mayor.

We must continue to stand up to hate and for unity, not division.

I also want to continue working with all the campaigns I have been involved with on tackling the climate emergency – against expansion of airports in London like Heathrow and City Airport, for improvements in air quality and reductions in noise pollution.

As the inspirational student climate strikers showed us, we need a politics that puts people and planet – not private profit – first.

I’d like to thank all the CLPs who nominated me and everyone who has supported my campaign so far, including the CWU, FBU and UNISON Labour Link Greater London regions, London Labour Left, Socialist Health Association, Councillors including Council Leader Stephen Cowan of Hammersmith & Fulham and of course MPs Andy Slaughter, John McDonnell, Diane Abbott. 

And also an endorsement from Emma Dent Coad of Kensington 

“As AM, Murad worked tirelessly to fight Mayor Johnson’s proposed cuts to police and fire stations. Indeed the team at North Ken fire station, the first team to the Grenfell Tower fire over two years ago, have acknowledged that he was probably instrumental in saving their station. 

Murad has the rare qualities of understanding issues and problems from all quarters of our unequal society with empathy and kindness, while being able to grasp complex issues and how best to lobby, argue and petition the appropriate people at the right time. 

I have no hesitation in endorsing Murad as a London Assembly candidate” 

A better world is possible. Please give me your support.

#MuradforLondon

Contact Details:

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www.muradqureshi.com

MuradforLondon@gmail.com

@murad.qureshi ( Instagram )

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