MP Stella Creasy stresses Labour values in Bishopsfield

WALTHAMSTOW MP Stella Creasy has undoubtedly been one of Labour’s shining stars of the last five years. And there is no doubt that the Labour candidate in Harlow, Suzy Stride very much sees Ms Creasy as a role model.

Labour claim fall in apprenticeships in Harlow

THE number of people starting apprenticeships is falling in Harlow under the Tory-led government, new figures show.

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy on the campaign trail in Harlow

WIGAN MP, Lisa Nandy joined Suzy Stride on the campaign trail in Harlow this week as Labour ramps up the pace as we head to May 7th General Election.

Harlow Labour’s streetlight campaign gathers momentum

LABOUR’S campaign to end a Conservative Streetlights blackout in Harlow looks to be reaching a crescendo as a petition is presented to both local authorities urging the lights to be switched back on.

Labour’s Suzy Stride calls for care summit over Princess Alexandra crisis

LABOUR Parliamentary candidate Suzy Stride has said that a crisis in local social care services is fuelling the extreme pressure on local A and E services. The Parliamentary candidate has called an urgent summit of local care providers to meet her and Shadow Minister and older people, Liz Kendal MP.

Suzy Stride joins calls to save specialist refuges

LABOUR’S parliamentary candidate for Harlow Suzy Stride has joined the campaign to save specialist Refuges facing closure after changes to the way they are funded.

Harlow Conservatives campaigning on the budget

HARLOW Conservatives were out and about campaigning in the town at the weekend. The focus of their work was the recent budget delivered by the chancellor, George Osborne.

Labour education minister impressed with ambition in Harlow students

LABOUR shadow education minister, Lucy Powell visited Harlow College, Burnt Mill Academy and Passmores Academy and was clearly impressed with the drive and sense of purpose shown by the students and staff that the shadow minister met. YH caught up with Ms Powell, who was joined by Labour candidate, Suzy Stride, and assessed what her impressions were of Harlow students.

Film: Stan Newens: A life in politics

A COUPLE OF weeks ago, former Harlow MP, Stan Newens launched his autobiography, In Quest Of A Fairer Society: My Life and Politics. YH went down to his Old Harlow home to speak to Stan about his life in politics, his work for Harlow and his meetings in Cuba, Romania and China.

Shadow business minister encouraged by Harlow businesses

SHADOW business minister, Toby Perkins MP came to Harlow on Monday morning to speak to Harlow businesses. Mr Perkins spoke at a business breakfast hosted by prospective candidate, Suzy Stride.

Suzy urges Halfon to back apprenticeships bill

SUZY Stride, Labour’s candidate to be MP in Harlow has backed the “Apprenticeships & Skills Private Member’s Bill” and has called on MP Robert Halfon to do the same. Suzy Stride said “We need to get people back to work and a key way to do this is to ensure that apprenticeships have high quality placements to go alongside them.

Labour’s PPC condemns proposed closure of Harlow children’s centres

ESSEX County Council has proposed closures to two children’s centre in Harlow. Both the ABC Children’s Centre in Old Harlow and Sunflowers Children’s Centre at Sumners Leisure Centre in Broadly Road would be closed if the proposals go ahead. Suzy Stride, Labour Parliamentary Candidate, argues the closures are disproportionately high in Harlow compared to the rest of the county. Last year, Harlow District Council led a scrutiny review into Education Attainment in the town which identified an issue of school-readiness in Harlow. Evidence showed that children under-5 in Harlow are not at the level they should be by the time they reach primary school, yet the Tory-lead administration as enforcing 18% the closures in Harlow.

Former Harlow MP sets record straight on “romance with dance professor”.

FORMER HARLOW MP Labour minister has admitted that he has started a relationship with a senior academic at the university he now runs. Bill Rammell, who was MP for Harlow between 1997 and 2010 is now the vice-chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire. He told colleagues about his romance with Helen Bailey, a professor of dance, to avoid any perceptions of a conflict of interest.

Harlow councillor slams Essex over Youth Service threats

THE CONSULTATION on Youth Service cuts by Essex County Council was made public Thursday 10th, members of the public can have their say on the proposals by taking part in a the public consultation survey online.

Tottenham MP on the “cost of living” in Harlow

TOTTENHAM MP, David Lammy joined prospective parliamentary candidate for Harlow, Suzy Stride (Lab) and a dozen Labour activists on the street of Brockles Mead to listen to voters concerns. YH spoke to Mr Lammy to see what messages he had brought back from Labour conference and whether concerns over the cost of living will be part of the battleground between now and the general election of 2015.


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