Guest of honour Alastair Campbell gave a rousing after dinner speech at the London Labour Party’s fundraising dinner yesterday. Alastair emphasised the role of Labour Party members in campaigning telling us that we were the most important part of any forthcoming election. Specifically, the Labour Party needs to make more use of social media such as Twitter and Facebook. It was becoming very clear that as people no longer trust the mainstream media and politicians, they are investing their trust in each other and the way we communicate with each other is increasingly by social media.
The event was hosted by Jim Fitzpatrick MP, pictured with me, who raised a considerable sum of money persuading us to party with our money during the auction. Alastair also had his books on sale, the proceeds of which will also go to the London Labour Party.
My thanks to the Red Leaf Indian Restaurant in Queen Street in the City, an excellent venue with very good Indian cuisine.