Campaign Lift Off - The Guildhall 10th April 2015

INSPIRED BY THE PAST, EMBRACING THE FUTURE

Our Campaign formally lifted off on Friday evening at the Guildhall with 72 members and supporters coming together for a momentum building occasion.  With music from SV2G steel band, an international supper from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the Carribean and beer from the Rebellion Brewery in Marlow we had the foundations for a great evening. 

INSPIRED BY THE PAST, EMBRACING THE FUTURE

Our Campaign formally lifted off on Friday evening at the Guildhall with 72 members and supporters coming together for a momentum building occasion.  With music from SV2G steel band, an international supper from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the Carribean and beer from the Rebellion Brewery in Marlow we had the foundations for a great evening. Khalil Ahmed, Sebert Graham and Mohammed Hanif all spoke of their reasons for joining the Labour Party. We heard of Sebert's experiences of appalling discrimination when he first arrived in England, Khalil's desire to improve the lives of those around him and Hanif's pride at Labour's historical achievements. Ian Bates then gave us a run down on the local pledges before our Parliamentary Candidate David Williams QC delivered a compelling speech on Labour's DNA, the Conservatives lies, misrepresentations and broken promises and Labour's vision for a better Britian. Our roots lie in representing ordinary people. Our vision is a fair society. Our intention is to deliver economic and social justice.

After a surprisingly enthusiastic rendition of 'Happy Birthday to you' to Christina and Trevor we moved on to contributions from the floor. Most moving was the tale of a lady who had to pay a £15 medical bill in 1944 - she paid it off in 1955. This is what the Conservative plans for the NHS will ultimately lead to a return to - what ever they say.

We ended the evening with a raffle - top prizes a vintage 'Step outside posh-boy' t-shirt (won by Angela) and a men's pampering kit (winner requested anonymity!)

And so with 4 weeks left to go and the Bucks Free Press poll and the response to canvassing, leafletting and the street stall spurring us all on the collected throng left laden down with posters, stickers, rosettes and all other manner of electioneering aides. 

The Labour4Wycombe 'rEd' army is definitely on the march. 

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