Ed Milliband joins Suzy Stride to honour Harlow’s Local Heroes

Politics / Tue 20th Jan 2015 at 10:42am

Robert and GaryTHE Leader of the opposition Ed Milliband has honoured two well known community activists from Harlow at a reception in Parliament.

Robert Finlay, town chaplain and founder of Heart for Harlow and Gary Knott the founder of Harlow foodbank joined Mr Milliband and Suzy Stride, Labour Parliamentary candidate for Harlow at the reception in the office of the Leader of the opposition on Wednesday 14th January.

Both local residents were praised by Ed Miliband and they also met Shadow Sec state for work and pensions Rachel Reeves MP and retiring veteran parliamentarian and Oscar winner, Glenda Jackson MP.

Gary Knott and the food bank help feed people in crisis in Harlow who are struggling to buy essentials. bRobert Findlay’s Heart4Harlow charity helps run community events and supports charities like Harlow’s credit union, Harlow Save.

Suzy Stride said: “It is people like Robert and Gary and many others across Harlow who are doing the hard work, day in day out of changing our community for the better, offering life lines for people and transforming people’s lives, it is these people by their small acts that are brining change not just to Harlow but across the whole country and it was right that Ed Miliband praised them for their contribution as Local Heroes”

Gary Knott said “It was very special to be taken to Westminster by Suzy to meet Ed Miliband and to celebrate the work of Harlow food bank, it was a really special moment to be thanked for all the work we are doing, I think it is really important that the work of charities and individuals across Harlow is recognised”.

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