Press coverage of Labour’s win

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Media coverage – 24-25 March 2017

City AM – The Labour party has won an unprecedented five seats in City of London common council elections

http://www.cityam.com/261639/labour-party-has-won-unprecedented-five-seats-city-london

Reuters – Historic win for Labour in City of London elections

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-labour-city-idUKKBN16V0RJ

FT – Labour scores record win in City of London election

https://www.ft.com/content/c886bf4a-1067-11e7-b030-768954394623

Independent – Labour threatens independence of City of London with historic council election victory

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-city-of-london-election-vote-independence-jeremy-corbyn-a7649221.html

LabourList – Labour’s historic victory in the City of London allows it to serve the common good

https://labourlist.org/2017/03/labours-historic-victory-in-the-city-of-london-allows-it-to-serve-the-common-good/

Morning Star – Historic Win For Labour In City Of London Elections

https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-cac9-Historic-win-for-Labour-in-City-of-London-elections#.WNbgSBLyhBw

 

Results from Portsoken Election

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Source: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/Pages/Results.aspx

Saying thank you and sending best wishes to Rev Dr William Campbell Taylor

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On Ash Wednesday the City of London’s first ever Labour councillor announced his decision to step down from Common Council in an email:

Dear fellow Common Councilmen

Although I have decided not to stand in the election in Portsoken I’m pleased to say that two very good local candidates, Jason Pritchard and Munsur Ali, will be contesting the ward for Labour. The red flag may yet still fly above Guildhall.

The reason that I’m stepping down is to give my parish (and, indeed, my family) some rather overdue attention.

I know that some of you have regretted the entry of party politics into the City Corporation, but I hope that you may also acknowledge how the most excellent ancient institutions of the City of London need continually to find new ways to serve the Common Good.

My best wishes to you all,

William Taylor

The local Labour Party extends its thanks to William for showing us how to blend Labour values with community organising for the Common Good.

PROMOTED AND PUBLISHED BY PETER KENYON ON BEHALF OF CITY OF LONDON LABOUR PARTY BOTH OF 361 SHAKESPEARE TOWER BARBICAN LONDON EC2Y 8NJ

A new team for Portsoken

labourportsoken_-_Twitter_Search.pngWe are pleased to announce that Munsur Ali & Jason Pritchard have been selected as Labour candidates for Portsoken ward election on 23 March.

On Your Side

Over the last three years Fr. William Taylor ran a monthly surgery in the ward and dealt with scores of individual pieces of casework. Now Jason Pritchard, a resident in Middlesex Street, and Munsur Ali, a resident on Mansell Street, will run a weekly ward surgery, offering advice in English, Spanish and Bengali.

“Whatever the challenge, we are on your side”

Munsur lives on Mansell Street and was raised in the ward. He studied film at London Metropolitan University and now has his own company. He got more involved through a concern for the redevelopment plans for his estate: “Concerned that key decisions are made behind closed doors I demanded transparency. I now realise that if we don’t work together the loudest voice in the room will get its way.”

Jason was born in Tower Hamlets and went to school locally and now his children go to the local primary school. He has lived in Petticoat Tower since 2008. “I want to focus on the local issues that affect us all on a daily basis. Last year I got involved in a clean air campaign with parents and residents and I discovered that pollution levels are far too high in Aldgate. I worry about the future for families in my community and I have decided to do something about it.”

“Join us and let’s take back control for residents”

PROMOTED AND PUBLISHED BY PETER KENYON ON BEHALF OF CITY OF LONDON LABOUR PARTY BOTH OF 361 SHAKESPEARE TOWER BARBICAN LONDON EC2Y 8NJ

Press coverage of Labour’s win

Media coverage – 22 March 2014

City AM – By-election gives Labour its first ever seat in the City of London

http://www.cityam.com/article/1395364079/election-gives-labour-its-first-ever-seat-city-london

Financial News (blog) – THE REDS, THE REDS ARE COMING

http://thetally.efinancialnews.com/2014/03/reds-reds-coming/

FT – Labour win raises questions on City of London’s independence (link requires registration)

http://tinyurl.com/qz937r2

Independent – ‘The red flag is flying’ over the City of London as vicar wins Labour’s first ever seat on the council

http://tinyurl.com/nd2gal7

Twitter has been very busy, highlights include congratulations from Iain McNicol, Labour Party general secretary

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