Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Labour launches local election campaign for Hammersmith

This thursday the Labour Party faithful from Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush will be gathering for an event that is being described as a "social event to celebrate the launch of [the] campaign". The activists will be joined by Andy Slaughter MP and Labour Leader on the Council Steven Cowan, who will be outlining the contents of the manifesto on which they'll be campaigning to wrest the Council back from the current Tory administration.

1800 UPDATE: Ben Bradshaw MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (and Shepherd's Bush resident) will also be there along with local Shepherd's Bush band Totem.

The event will be taking place at Ginglik, which was the music venue the current Council wanted to evict from Shepherd's Bush Green, but were forced to back down as a result of a strong local campaign, which this blog supported at the time.

The event is for Labour Party members only but look out for more from them soon .. I'll be posting all local manifestos on the blog as I get them. In many ways the make up of the next Council will directly change the Bush in far more ways than the result of the parliamentary election - so look out for more from me on that battle too.

In the meantime here's a blast from the past on video - the ultimately successful campaign that saved a unique local venue that adds a lot to the charecter of the Bush. Where else has a music and comedy venue based in an underground Edwardian toilet on a Green surrounded by roads?!

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