Category Archives: MP

A Message From Emma Dent Coad

Comrades


Firstly I want to thank the hundreds of local and thousands of London-wide (and further afield!) supporters who helped with our General Election campaign. Without your unrelenting support, out in cold, dark, wind and rain, often travelling a long way to join us, there is no way we would have got within a mere 150 votes of regaining Kensington. 


Let’s never forget – Kensington is still a marginal constituency. You did that.  


As many of you know, it was a particular struggle for me as I was diagnosed with breast cancer just as the short campaign began, and was operated on three days before polling day. It is a testament to my closest colleagues who knew about my illness, and the extraordinary work they did to fill in when I was unable to campaign, that it made little or no difference to the result! It is frankly impossible to thank them enough.


After our Christmas and New Year break, we are back to work refreshed, and not so much disheartened as energised by the huge task ahead of us. The GLA/Mayoral elections are almost upon us and we must return Sadiq Khan with a resounding majority.


While we are planning that campaign, there is much work to be done in our temporary Campaign Office, which we hope to hang onto until the end of January. Please contact us if you are equipped for the dull tecchie jobs of entering Contact Creator or the Marked Register. The data we have gleaned over this campaign is invaluable. 


Please give whatever you can, as a one-off or monthly direct debit, to Kensington Labour Campaign Fund: account no 36003962, sort code 23-05-80. You will be reminded regularly!

Thank you all again for helping with our extraordinary campaign in extraordinary times.


in solidarity


Emma DC

Super Sunday 3 November – St. Helens Ward

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We had an incredible turnout today for our Super Saturday! If you would like to join us tomorrow we will be hosting a SUPER SUNDAY in St. Helen’s Ward.

Morning Session 

Time – 10am – 12.30pm

Meeting at St. Helen’s Church, St. Helen’s Gardens, North Kensington, W10 6LP

Afternoon Session

Time – 1.30pm – 3pm

Meeting at St. Helen’s Church, St. Helen’s Gardens, North Kensington, W10 6LP

Don’t worry if this is your first time canvassing, training will be provided on the day. Hope to see you there!

 

A Letter From Our MP – Why I Will Be Voting Against The Government’s Deal Today

Dear constituent,

I will vote against the government’s deal today. This is worse than May’s deal and does nothing to address workers’ rights, environmental protection or protect our economy.

However I intend to vote for the Letwin amendment, to ensure that we do not leave without a written agreement on 31st October.

If parliament votes for the current agreement then it must be put to a further referendum. A referendum between a ‘billionaire’s Brexit’ – as it was called today –  and Remain would give people the  opportunity to choose between two clear options. 

In a referendum I would vote remain, as I did in 1975 and 2016.

My wish for Kensington and for the country is to stay within the EU, reform regulations that do not work for us, and spend revenue fairly across the country.

I will do everything in my power to achieve this and keep Kensington united with our European brothers and sisters.

In solidarity

Emma

Portobello Road Street Stall

Every Friday from 9.30am – 2pm we have a street stall on Portobello Road. We are usually located just outside Tesco at pitch 103. We share the stall with local campaigners. Currently we are hosting the Save The Pembridge Hospice campaigners who are collecting signatures for their petition. We are also collecting food for our local foodbank. You can find a list of their urgently needed items on their website https://kensingtonchelsea.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ . We also have newsletters from our fantastic MP Emma Dent Coad who joins us whenever she can.

Please do pop by for a chat if you are in the area!