Contrary to expectations Bank Holiday Monday was hot with bright sunshine all day. Where better to go than East Ham High Street for a Labour Party street stall and canvass True red Labour Newham did not disappoint. About 50 members of the local Labour Party turned out to help us distribute leaflets, including Newham’s Executive Mayor, Sir Robin Wales. Also present were Councillor Unmesh Desai who organised the campaign day, Deputy Mayor Cllr Christine Bowden and other Council Members.
It was good to see so many councillors present as, in addition to Euro leaflets, we were handing out information on free school meals. Newham Council has just introduced free school meals in all primary schools in the borough, one of only two Councils in England to do this,
We were all pleased to see the Labour Party General Secretary Ray Collins, and the Director of the London Labour Party, Ken Clark. Euro MPs and candidates Claude Moraes and Anne Fairweather were also in East Ham enjoying the weather as was my old friend, ex-MEP and Newham resident Anita Pollack.
Very many thanks to everyone who worked so hard on Bank Holiday Monday. I know we can always rely on Newham.