Sunday March 17th saw the last East London branch meeting before the Hilldene by-election (due to be held on March 21st)
East London Organiser, the hard working and committed Paul Sturdy, opened proceedings by thanking all members who turned up for the meeting, especially since the Underground system was in chaos because of essential maintenance work.
Some members had travelled from West London, meaning a journey of almost three hours!
Paul went on to explain how the election campaign had been going, and he said he believes we should have an excellent result, due to the amount of work that has been done in the ward.
He pointed out that Mick Braun, our candidate, and Bob Taylor, the dedicated election agent, had first started working in the ward back in December last year, in preparation for the 2014 local Council elections.
Next up to speak was our excellent candidate, Mick Braun. He started off by telling the audience about the work that has been done in the ward and the work that still on-going there.
He went on to thank all the stalwart activists who have given up so much of their time in helping out over the last six weeks.
He went on to explain that although we have been getting an excellent response from the public in Hilldene, we still need to keep our feet on the ground because of the Labour Party's block postal vote, and their “dirty tricks campaign” which we are all aware of.
Steve Squire, the popular and inspiring London Organiser, then took to the floor and once again thanked all those who had taken part in the campaign.
Then, to a loud cheer, he announced that the “Truth Truck” will be putting in an appearance in Hilldene on polling day.
The meeting was very well attended with 30 members and several guests, making it one of the best attended meetings to be held this year.
A raffle was held and £90 was raised towards the cost of Mick's election campaign.