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Ambitious for everyone:

Read Wandsworth Labour's manifesto for the local election on May 3.

  • Genuinely affordable homes for local people
  • Low Council Tax
  • Cleaner air, greener and safer neighbourhoods
  • High quality schools & healthcare
Please vist wandsworthlabour.org for more information

Ambitious for Everyone

Ambitious for everyone: Read Wandsworth Labour's manifesto for the local election on May 3. Genuinely affordable homes for local people Low Council Tax Cleaner air, greener and safer neighbourhoods High...

So here are some photos from the event of the year so far, Tooting goes to Bollywood!

Enjoy the Glam, the glitter and the visit from our very special guests 

Sadiq and Rosena on the catwalk

Bollywood Dancers

 

Tooting Goes to Bollywood

So here are some photos from the event of the year so far, Tooting goes to Bollywood! Enjoy the Glam, the glitter and the visit from our very special guests ... Read more

Tooting Goes to Bollywood is on 24th March from 7-11 pm at the Memon Centre in Balham. 

During the evening you will have a 3 course meal. Starters and mains are catered by Spice Village. Dessert will be from a live crepe station from Deelicious.
You'll be entertained by a top Bollywood DJ with dancers and instructors on hand to help you shape some moves.
We have a catwalk fashion show and henna tattoos and the whole event will be decorated by Mystic who have just won Best Asian Wedding Decorators 2018.
We will be joined by some special guests incl Rosena Allin-Khan. 
Children are more than welcome. 
The cost is £30 full price/£10 concessions & kids in advance. For catering purposes there  will be no tickets on the door. 
Dress code Bollywood or sparkly ( encouraged but not compulsory).

Tooting Goes to Bollywood!

Tooting Goes to Bollywood is on 24th March from 7-11 pm at the Memon Centre in Balham.  During the evening you will have a 3 course meal. Starters and mains...

Please visit our friends at Wandsworth Labour talking today about the 100-year anniversary of votes for women 

 

https://labourinwandsworth.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/celebrating-100-years-of-votes-for-women/

Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

Please visit our friends at Wandsworth Labour talking today about the 100-year anniversary of votes for women    https://labourinwandsworth.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/celebrating-100-years-of-votes-for-women/

 Campaigns Organiser

 

Working for:             Tooting CLP

 

Location:                  Tooting

 

Salary:                      3 days a week (£24-26,000 gross per annum, pro rata)

Job Details: 

Tooting Labour Party is recruiting an organiser to lead its campaigning activity across the constituency for the upcoming local elections in 2018. This is an exciting but demanding opportunity to work as part of a team aiming to elect Labour councillors in key wards. The role will be key in contributing to a wider Borough wide effort to take overall control of Wandsworth Council, a flagship Tory Borough since 1978.

Tooting (recently described as the 10th coolest neighbourhood in the world by Lonely Planet) is an ethnically diverse, vibrant community. The constituency has been Labour since it was formed and at the last General election our excellent MP, Rosena Allin-Khan increased Sadiq’s (now London Mayor) previous parliamentary majority of 2,800 to almost 15,500!  We have a young and educated constituency but it is also one of the most unequal, with pockets of poverty alongside some of London’s most expensive housing. The membership base here is well-motivated and very active, with 2000 members, almost half of which contributed to the General election campaign at some point. 

Tooting Labour is Looking for an Organiser

 Campaigns Organiser   Working for:             Tooting CLP   Location:                  Tooting   Salary:                      3 days a week (£24-26,000 gross per annum, pro rata) Job Details:  Tooting Labour Party is... Read more

Public anger over plans to close busy Avenue through Tooting Common for up to 6 months

 Chestnut Avenue

Residents living close to Tooting Common have responded angrily to Wandsworth Council’s proposal to close Chestnut Avenue, which runs across Tooting Common, to all users for up to six months.

 

While the avenue is closed, the Council intends to fell an avenue of Chestnut trees which line it and replace them with saplings. The project is to be paid for using a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Chestnut Avenue is a well-loved landmark used by commuting cyclists, families, visitors to the tennis courts, the playground, the local cafe and participants in the weekly Park Run event and an annual pumpkin parade. 

 

Speaking about the Council’s decision to close Chestnut Avenue, Fleur Anderson, a local councillor and Labour’s Speaker on Community Services, said; “I strongly object to the very extended closure of the Avenue, and so will local residents. This long closure is very heavy handed. The Council, which originally said the work would take no more than 6 weeks, has not explained what will happen to the on-going users of the Avenue, including commuting cyclists and families who use it daily”. 

 

Opposition to the felling of the trees has been vocal with over 5,000 people signing a petition to oppose the council’s plans. 

 

The Council has cited health and safety reasons for removing the trees. However, opponents of the plan point to a lack of evidence for the need to remove the avenue on health and safety grounds. 

 

According to Fleur Anderson, “the committee which voted on the plans to fell the Avenue agreed to save as many trees as possible and there was unanimous agreement that we should save healthy trees. I have repeatedly asked for an updated report into the health of the trees but have yet to receive a reply”. 

 

According to Jeremy Barrell, tree consultant and specialist in heritage tree assessments; “My assessment of the trees is that none are dangerous, none are dead, and most have the potential to be retained with limited intervention for decades. Wandsworth Council are justifying the removals on the basis of responses from a public consultation and the advice of experts. From what I can see the public consultation approach is obviously flawed and none of the expert reports advocate felling and replacement as the best or only option”. 

 

Opponents of the plan to fell the Avenue claim that the Council’s decision to cut down the trees is motivated by the offer of a grant. They have arranged a final community event to mark the avenue’s final days, called The Final Draw when residents will be encouraged to record the trees by painting, drawing and photographing them.

 

ENDS

Chestnut Avenue

Public anger over plans to close busy Avenue through Tooting Common for up to 6 months   Residents living close to Tooting Common have responded angrily to Wandsworth Council’s proposal...

Tooting general election 2015 result from BBC

A very quick message to say the most enormous thank you to everyone who campaigned and contributed to the incredible result last night in Tooting. We worked hard, we worked as a team, we worked with purpose, and clearly there is nothing we can't do when we come together.

Congratulations also to our comrades in Battersea for an equally incredible result, and to our comrades in Putney, who generated a swing that threatened to snap the swingometer and came oh so close to winning the seat. Next time for sure.

Enjoy the headlines, and thank you for all that you do. None of this is possible without you.

For the many, not the few!

Thank you, thank you, thank you

A very quick message to say the most enormous thank you to everyone who campaigned and contributed to the incredible result last night in Tooting. We worked hard, we worked...

With only 7 more days until the general election on 8 June we thought it would be a good time to remind you how you can get involved:

Every day you can join a canvass session like these guys yesterday:

Photo of canvassers on 31 May 2017 1 of 2

Photo of canvassers on 31 May 2017 2 of 2

As you can see, there will be plenty of people to join in with and learn from if you're new to canvassing. Full details of the schedule are here: daily canvassing schedule

Most critically, we need help on election day itself. Any time you can spare would be greatly appreciated. Sign up here: help on election day

If you want to get involved some other way, give the office a call on 0208 355 3435 and they will let you know how best you can help.

Thank you for all that you do, and enjoy the final week of campaigning!

One week to go!

With only 7 more days until the general election on 8 June we thought it would be a good time to remind you how you can get involved: Every day...

A couple of campaign speeches for anyone who missed them, featuring Rosena, Sadiq Khan, and Owen Jones. Please excuse the perspective shift at the end of Sadiq's speech!

Campaign speeches

A couple of campaign speeches for anyone who missed them, featuring Rosena, Sadiq Khan, and Owen Jones. Please excuse the perspective shift at the end of Sadiq's speech!

As I'm sure you know, running a general election campaign can be expensive. We need funds to pay for leaflets, letters, envelopes, stamps, posters and other campaign essentials. Luckily, our fundraising events are always a great laugh and we raise money for the campaign at the same time!

So, please put these two upcoming fundraising events in your diary:

1. On 20 May we have "Tooting's not for Turning" at the Grosvenor Arms: http://www.tootinglabour.com/tootings_not_for_turning

2. On 4 June we have our "End of May Party" (see what we did there?) at The Sound Lounge: http://www.tootinglabour.com/end_of_may_party

Secondly, local artist Lucinda Denning has painted this portrait of Rosena based on her 2016 election acceptance speech / tribute to Jo Cox:

Image of Rosena T-shirt artwork

We have had it reproduced on to a T-shirt:

Photo of Rosena T-shirts being modelled

It is undated so can be worn for future campaigns. The T-shirt is available in S/M/L/XL for £12 collected from Furzedown or Trident Business Centre, or £15 posted first class/recorded.

The original framed painting is being raffled at £5 for a strip of five tickets.

If you would like to purchase either a T-shirt or raffle tickets please contact msjobaxter@gmail.com

Upcoming fundraising events and Rosena tshirts

As I'm sure you know, running a general election campaign can be expensive. We need funds to pay for leaflets, letters, envelopes, stamps, posters and other campaign essentials. Luckily, our...

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