15.2 million people employed by SMEs

If Labour is to make inroads in the coming years, we must reinforce Labour’s position as the obvious party for those of us who are self –employed, own and run small and medium sized businesses. 

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Launching a crime reporting surgery

halkevi.jpgI believe that feeling safe at home and in the area that you live is one the most basic right that everyone should have. The Metropolitan Police do a fantastic job keeping London safe, despite the coalition’s harsh budget cuts

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The more the merrier


I’ve always been a passionate believer that members are the most important part of our movement and that we should never stop looking for new ways to grow our party. That’s why last year, along with Ed Balls MP, Ken Livingstone and Joanne Mccartney AM, I organised a membership recruitment drive here in Enfield Southgate.

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Go West! fundraising dinner


On July 10th I hosted a fundraising dinner for West Derby MP Stephen Twigg, Dame Tessa Jowell MP and Victoria Groulef, Labour PPC for Reading West, at my restaurant Troia. There was a huge turn out to help raise vital funds for a key target seat at the next General Election and to hear from our guest speaker Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander MP.

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Fundraising will be a vital part of a successful campaign here in Enfield Southgate. Since I became CLP fundraising officer I’ve worked hard to raise funds to help us beat the Tories. I’ve organised dinners and socials with high profile shadow cabinet members, raising over £12,000 and recruiting new members.

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Reception with David Miliband


Shortly after the last general election I organised a reception with David Miliband for Labour Party members. David spoke to a packed audience about why he thought Labour had lost the last election, what he thought we need to do to win back the public’s trust. The turnout for the event was huge and I was delighted that David was able to find time to talk to us.

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Meeting Jesse Jackson


Earlier this year I was privileged to meet Rev. Jesse Jackson, during his visit to London.

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Meeting Polly Toynbee and David Walker


Last year I organised for Guardian columnists, co-authors and husband and wife, Polly Toynbee and David Walker spoke to a meeting of Enfield Southgate Labour Party.

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Meeting with Owen Jones


A few months ago I attended an Enfield Southgate members meeting with Owen Jones, the Independent columnist and author of Chavs: The demonization of the working class.

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Launch of Kurds for Labour


I believe the most important part of the Labour party are the members and I’m always thinking about what we can do to strengthen our movement. That’s why two (check) years ago I helped to found a new group called Kurds for Labour.

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