WALTHAMSTOW: Rising star Stella tipped for high office

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A TOP political pundit has tipped Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy to be the country's next Labour prime minister because "she looks like a Tory".

John Rentoul, who is the chief political commentator for The Independent on Sunday newspaper and a biographer of Tony Blair, has created a stir with his comments suggesting that Ms Creasy is the perfect candidate if the party is to appeal to the broader electorate.

It comes after David Cameron described himself as having a "blossoming friendship" with Ms Creasy during this week's prime minister's question time.

Mr Rentoul, who believes that current Labour leader Ed Miliband will lose the next general election in 2015, said Ms Creasy's success in gaining cross-party support in her battle for tighter controls on loan companies showed she could capture the middle ground needed to win general elections.

He said: "I've spent quite a few weeks thinking about who could be the next party leader and now [former shadow cabinet member] Alan Johnson is out of the picture.

"Looking over the current lot of MPs there is a surprising dearth of candidates, so I think you have to look to the new intake.

“I think it would be politically advantageous for Labour to have a woman and Stella comes out the best.

"She comes across well and she looks like a Tory.

"When she asked that question to Cameron this week [about loan companies] the Tory benches got very excited.

“Part of it was blokishness but you can see they don't think she's Labour dyed in the wool. That broad appeal is a bit of what [Tony] Blair had.

"She comes across well on television too. What matters in modern politics is the media and if you can perform well on camera that's half the battle won."

Mr Rentoul added that Ms Creasy, who has been an MP since the May election, also has good prospects as she has never rebelled against Labour and is widely regarded as a party loyalist.

However, she was not given a shadow cabinet role by Ed Miliband last year - as some commentators had predicted - following her backing of David Miliband for party leader.

Her career has also not been all plain sailing. In 2005 she was mysteriously de-selected by party colleagues as a Labour councillor in Waltham Forest before she rebuilt her political career.

Chingford Conservative MP and cabinet member Iain Duncan Smith also believes Ms Creasy could one day lead the country.

He said: "She has certainly got a bright future. "Stella will go all the way. And I'm not alone in thinking that."

Ms Creasy refused to comment.

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1:49pm Fri 28 Jan 11

Heartlysmum says...

ROFL
ROFL Heartlysmum

2:13pm Fri 28 Jan 11

Morris Hickey says...

So - a female version of Tory Bliar?
So - a female version of Tory Bliar? Morris Hickey

2:26pm Fri 28 Jan 11

Janet1 says...

Stella Creasy is nothing like a Tory, but if looking right wins her some followers that's fine by me.

It's her actions that will win her most support. She's already taken action against the money-lenders who infest our high street.

Since becoming our MP last year she has done practical work for important Walthamstow issues, including the one I'm most involved with, St James Street library campaign. Not just talk but action.

I swore never to vote Labour again after the endless roll of New Labour betrayals. But her backing for our efforts to get St James Street Library reopened as a community space would win my vote, even if she'd done nothing else.

And I would be overjoyed if she led the Labour Party. We might even see it remembering that it was set up by working people, not for bankers!
Stella Creasy is nothing like a Tory, but if looking right wins her some followers that's fine by me. It's her actions that will win her most support. She's already taken action against the money-lenders who infest our high street. Since becoming our MP last year she has done practical work for important Walthamstow issues, including the one I'm most involved with, St James Street library campaign. Not just talk but action. I swore never to vote Labour again after the endless roll of New Labour betrayals. But her backing for our efforts to get St James Street Library reopened as a community space would win my vote, even if she'd done nothing else. And I would be overjoyed if she led the Labour Party. We might even see it remembering that it was set up by working people, not for bankers! Janet1

2:29pm Fri 28 Jan 11

Janet1 says...

Morris Hickey wrote:
So - a female version of Tory Bliar?
Far from it, Morris. And even farther from Margaret Thatcher, before anyone who can't see beyond sex and hair colour makes the obvious comment.
[quote][p][bold]Morris Hickey[/bold] wrote: So - a female version of Tory Bliar?[/p][/quote]Far from it, Morris. And even farther from Margaret Thatcher, before anyone who can't see beyond sex and hair colour makes the obvious comment. Janet1

3:22pm Fri 28 Jan 11

EducateCommunities says...

Well you have to wonder when TORIES are going on record to back Dr/MP CREASY as a LABOUR leader.

Having had close contact with our MP after voting for her in the last election, I discovered that she ticks all the boxes but comes up short.

Because she is exactly the female version of Mr Blair but with blonde hair and her past as a spin doctor proves this with out a shadow of a doubt.

I am sorry to say I actually voted for her and if you examine her closely you will see the career politician that she really is.
Well you have to wonder when TORIES are going on record to back Dr/MP CREASY as a LABOUR leader. Having had close contact with our MP after voting for her in the last election, I discovered that she ticks all the boxes but comes up short. Because she is exactly the female version of Mr Blair but with blonde hair and her past as a spin doctor proves this with out a shadow of a doubt. I am sorry to say I actually voted for her and if you examine her closely you will see the career politician that she really is. EducateCommunities

4:41pm Fri 28 Jan 11

Tom Thumb says...

“Ms Creasy refused to comment.”

Not a tweet!
“Ms Creasy refused to comment.” Not a tweet! Tom Thumb

5:06pm Fri 28 Jan 11

Cllr Matt Davis says...

I Know Stella pretty well, we were first elected to the Council at the same time, and I catagorically assure John Rentoul, and anyone else who cares, that she is NOT a Conservative. She is every inch classic New Labour.
I Know Stella pretty well, we were first elected to the Council at the same time, and I catagorically assure John Rentoul, and anyone else who cares, that she is NOT a Conservative. She is every inch classic New Labour. Cllr Matt Davis

6:53pm Fri 28 Jan 11

Sam Hain says...

Are you sure about that, Cllr Davis? Her flirtatious exchange with the Prime Minister at PMQs on Wednesday seemed to be well-received by your Leader and, given that her constituency is slated to be abolished by your party, perhaps she would be as well to keep her options open. If the cap fits...!
Are you sure about that, Cllr Davis? Her flirtatious exchange with the Prime Minister at PMQs on Wednesday seemed to be well-received by your Leader and, given that her constituency is slated to be abolished by your party, perhaps she would be as well to keep her options open. If the cap fits...! Sam Hain

9:44am Sat 29 Jan 11

drbuck says...

It's not much of an exchange but you can see it here (while it's still online that is):
http://news.bbc.co.u
k/1/hi/uk_politics/9
376949.stm

Around 26:50.
It's not much of an exchange but you can see it here (while it's still online that is): http://news.bbc.co.u k/1/hi/uk_politics/9 376949.stm Around 26:50. drbuck

11:26am Sat 29 Jan 11

leytonstoner says...

She wasn't and still isn't the slightest bit interested that one of the fire engines at leyton has been taken away
She wasn't and still isn't the slightest bit interested that one of the fire engines at leyton has been taken away leytonstoner

12:38pm Sat 29 Jan 11

Techno2 says...

leytonstoner wrote:
She wasn't and still isn't the slightest bit interested that one of the fire engines at leyton has been taken away
Is she the MP for Leyton?
[quote][p][bold]leytonstoner[/bold] wrote: She wasn't and still isn't the slightest bit interested that one of the fire engines at leyton has been taken away[/p][/quote]Is she the MP for Leyton? Techno2

2:16pm Sat 29 Jan 11

EducateCommunities says...

Techno2 wrote:
leytonstoner wrote:
She wasn't and still isn't the slightest bit interested that one of the fire engines at leyton has been taken away
Is she the MP for Leyton?
She is MP for Walthamstow which has seen a HUGE Rise in street violence.

A woman shot outside the Walthamstow police station, and various stabbings reported in Walthamstow and our MP remains tight lipped.

Only interested in her own pet projects that help raise her profile. I have contacted her about these incidents and she just deflects the questions.
[quote][p][bold]Techno2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leytonstoner[/bold] wrote: She wasn't and still isn't the slightest bit interested that one of the fire engines at leyton has been taken away[/p][/quote]Is she the MP for Leyton?[/p][/quote]She is MP for Walthamstow which has seen a HUGE Rise in street violence. A woman shot outside the Walthamstow police station, and various stabbings reported in Walthamstow and our MP remains tight lipped. Only interested in her own pet projects that help raise her profile. I have contacted her about these incidents and she just deflects the questions. EducateCommunities

7:46pm Sat 29 Jan 11

inézc says...

If I were Ms Creasy I would be grossly insulted to be told I looked like a Tory! However if that is what is going to attract people all well and good - so long as she doesn't start acting like one!
If I were Ms Creasy I would be grossly insulted to be told I looked like a Tory! However if that is what is going to attract people all well and good - so long as she doesn't start acting like one! inézc

11:55pm Sat 29 Jan 11

Morris Hickey says...

inézc wrote:
If I were Ms Creasy I would be grossly insulted to be told I looked like a Tory! However if that is what is going to attract people all well and good - so long as she doesn't start acting like one!
Have you ever considered a day off?
[quote][p][bold]inézc[/bold] wrote: If I were Ms Creasy I would be grossly insulted to be told I looked like a Tory! However if that is what is going to attract people all well and good - so long as she doesn't start acting like one![/p][/quote]Have you ever considered a day off? Morris Hickey

5:07pm Sun 30 Jan 11

EducateCommunities says...

Ms Creasy does not respond to critics as her agenda is POWER and networking her way to the TOP.

She paints a pretty picture but only delivers her own interests, no matter who gets run over in the process.

She is New LABOUR a Blairite through and through talks a good game
and spins a great story, but does not care who she partners with as long as she looks good.
Ms Creasy does not respond to critics as her agenda is POWER and networking her way to the TOP. She paints a pretty picture but only delivers her own interests, no matter who gets run over in the process. She is New LABOUR a Blairite through and through talks a good game and spins a great story, but does not care who she partners with as long as she looks good. EducateCommunities

5:31pm Sun 30 Jan 11

inézc says...

Have you ever considered a day off?
No Morris - have you?
Have you ever considered a day off? No Morris - have you? inézc

3:07pm Mon 31 Jan 11

leytonstoner says...

Techno2 wrote:
leytonstoner wrote: She wasn't and still isn't the slightest bit interested that one of the fire engines at leyton has been taken away
Is she the MP for Leyton?
No for Walthamstow - but i think you will find that the walthamstow constituancy covers a large area of Leyton E10. Also i'm sure that the fire engines from leyton would be required to attend any incidents in Walthamstow, especially as there is no walthamstow fire station at present. Stella Creasy is the MP for a large number of people who are served by the fire engines ( sorry fire engine at the moment) that come from Leyton Fire Station. I'm sure you would expect your MP to be concernrd that fire engines have been taken away
[quote][p][bold]Techno2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leytonstoner[/bold] wrote: She wasn't and still isn't the slightest bit interested that one of the fire engines at leyton has been taken away[/p][/quote]Is she the MP for Leyton?[/p][/quote]No for Walthamstow - but i think you will find that the walthamstow constituancy covers a large area of Leyton E10. Also i'm sure that the fire engines from leyton would be required to attend any incidents in Walthamstow, especially as there is no walthamstow fire station at present. Stella Creasy is the MP for a large number of people who are served by the fire engines ( sorry fire engine at the moment) that come from Leyton Fire Station. I'm sure you would expect your MP to be concernrd that fire engines have been taken away leytonstoner

9:51am Tue 1 Feb 11

Cattleactor says...

she reminds me of a mixture of a young Maggie T and Harriet Harman a combination of which will not be a bad thing at the next election
she reminds me of a mixture of a young Maggie T and Harriet Harman a combination of which will not be a bad thing at the next election Cattleactor

10:23am Tue 1 Feb 11

Morris Hickey says...

Cattleactor wrote:
she reminds me of a mixture of a young Maggie T and Harriet Harman a combination of which will not be a bad thing at the next election
"Cattleactor" - is that the new name for "sluggeronwheels" and the many antecedents?
[quote][p][bold]Cattleactor[/bold] wrote: she reminds me of a mixture of a young Maggie T and Harriet Harman a combination of which will not be a bad thing at the next election[/p][/quote]"Cattleactor" - is that the new name for "sluggeronwheels" and the many antecedents? Morris Hickey

10:02pm Tue 1 Feb 11

leytonstoner says...

Cattleactor wrote:
she reminds me of a mixture of a young Maggie T and Harriet Harman a combination of which will not be a bad thing at the next election
She reminds me of a career politician who doesn't give a toss about her constituants concerns apart from they are there to be used for her own political advancement.
[quote][p][bold]Cattleactor[/bold] wrote: she reminds me of a mixture of a young Maggie T and Harriet Harman a combination of which will not be a bad thing at the next election[/p][/quote]She reminds me of a career politician who doesn't give a toss about her constituants concerns apart from they are there to be used for her own political advancement. leytonstoner

2:29am Wed 2 Feb 11

EducateCommunities says...

leytonstoner wrote:
Cattleactor wrote:
she reminds me of a mixture of a young Maggie T and Harriet Harman a combination of which will not be a bad thing at the next election
She reminds me of a career politician who doesn't give a toss about her constituants concerns apart from they are there to be used for her own political advancement.
Leytonstoner SPELLS it out plain and simple, that is the real MP we have now discovered.

Once you get past the glamour reality kicks in and her PHD in spinning shines through, yes she looks the part she plays the part but once you put her to the test she fails on so many points.

I was conned but her mask has slipped and the true career politician marches on, but she can't fool people for much longer.
[quote][p][bold]leytonstoner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cattleactor[/bold] wrote: she reminds me of a mixture of a young Maggie T and Harriet Harman a combination of which will not be a bad thing at the next election[/p][/quote]She reminds me of a career politician who doesn't give a toss about her constituants concerns apart from they are there to be used for her own political advancement.[/p][/quote]Leytonstoner SPELLS it out plain and simple, that is the real MP we have now discovered. Once you get past the glamour reality kicks in and her PHD in spinning shines through, yes she looks the part she plays the part but once you put her to the test she fails on so many points. I was conned but her mask has slipped and the true career politician marches on, but she can't fool people for much longer. EducateCommunities

10:26am Wed 2 Feb 11

Cattleactor says...

EducateCommunities wrote:
leytonstoner wrote:
Cattleactor wrote:
she reminds me of a mixture of a young Maggie T and Harriet Harman a combination of which will not be a bad thing at the next election
She reminds me of a career politician who doesn't give a toss about her constituants concerns apart from they are there to be used for her own political advancement.
Leytonstoner SPELLS it out plain and simple, that is the real MP we have now discovered.

Once you get past the glamour reality kicks in and her PHD in spinning shines through, yes she looks the part she plays the part but once you put her to the test she fails on so many points.

I was conned but her mask has slipped and the true career politician marches on, but she can't fool people for much longer.
i do not agree, she is a shiningg example and refreshing from the likes of Cohen and that odious man who raised business rates to 62% and made my Grandfather bankrupt as a result.
[quote][p][bold]EducateCommunities[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leytonstoner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cattleactor[/bold] wrote: she reminds me of a mixture of a young Maggie T and Harriet Harman a combination of which will not be a bad thing at the next election[/p][/quote]She reminds me of a career politician who doesn't give a toss about her constituants concerns apart from they are there to be used for her own political advancement.[/p][/quote]Leytonstoner SPELLS it out plain and simple, that is the real MP we have now discovered. Once you get past the glamour reality kicks in and her PHD in spinning shines through, yes she looks the part she plays the part but once you put her to the test she fails on so many points. I was conned but her mask has slipped and the true career politician marches on, but she can't fool people for much longer.[/p][/quote]i do not agree, she is a shiningg example and refreshing from the likes of Cohen and that odious man who raised business rates to 62% and made my Grandfather bankrupt as a result. Cattleactor

12:24pm Wed 2 Feb 11

Walthamster says...

Being deselected in this rotten area says a lot for her! She got on the wrong side of some local party hacks by campaigning alongside people who care about Walthamstow, not going along with the abuses that this paper so often uncovers.

But others were terrified that Labour would lose Walthamstow if it put up one of those hacks for parliament. She is known and trusted locally.
Being deselected in this rotten area says a lot for her! She got on the wrong side of some local party hacks by campaigning alongside people who care about Walthamstow, not going along with the abuses that this paper so often uncovers. But others were terrified that Labour would lose Walthamstow if it put up one of those hacks for parliament. She is known and trusted locally. Walthamster

12:37pm Wed 2 Feb 11

Janet1 says...

Leytonstoner and EducateCommunities, you obviously don't like our new MP. Can you give us some examples of her failures?

Leytonstoner says she hasn't tried to get back the Leyton fire engine. But it's outside her area, even if it did serve some people in Walthamstow.

EducateCommunities says "A woman shot outside the Walthamstow police station, and various stabbings reported in Walthamstow and our MP remains tight lipped." What is the MP meant to do about this? Say how dreadful it is? True but pointless.

Of course she could sound off about everything -- doing no good but ticking the right boxes. But she doesn't seem to be a soundbite politician.

From what I've seen so far she puts her energies into causes she can do something for. She's already done a lot for St James Street Library Campaign, and I don't see how that's going to further her power-mad "agenda"!

She has of course won the support of all the people she's helped, but that's exactly the way it should be. An MP shows her worth by doing good locally, and people vote for her because they want her to continue doing this for them. Simples.
Leytonstoner and EducateCommunities, you obviously don't like our new MP. Can you give us some examples of her failures? Leytonstoner says she hasn't tried to get back the Leyton fire engine. But it's outside her area, even if it did serve some people in Walthamstow. EducateCommunities says "A woman shot outside the Walthamstow police station, and various stabbings reported in Walthamstow and our MP remains tight lipped." What is the MP meant to do about this? Say how dreadful it is? True but pointless. Of course she could sound off about everything -- doing no good but ticking the right boxes. But she doesn't seem to be a soundbite politician. From what I've seen so far she puts her energies into causes she can do something for. She's already done a lot for St James Street Library Campaign, and I don't see how that's going to further her power-mad "agenda"! She has of course won the support of all the people she's helped, but that's exactly the way it should be. An MP shows her worth by doing good locally, and people vote for her because they want her to continue doing this for them. Simples. Janet1

2:02pm Wed 2 Feb 11

John001 says...

It is ridiculous to criticise an MP when they have only been in office for a few months. At least give her the opportunity of serving a full term before passing judgement. This is only common courtesy.
It seems as if some people are unhappy that Labour even selected her as an MP candidate. Well, these people may like to know that the other prominent member on the Labour Party shortlist was........Marie Pye.
It is ridiculous to criticise an MP when they have only been in office for a few months. At least give her the opportunity of serving a full term before passing judgement. This is only common courtesy. It seems as if some people are unhappy that Labour even selected her as an MP candidate. Well, these people may like to know that the other prominent member on the Labour Party shortlist was........Marie Pye. John001

3:57pm Wed 2 Feb 11

Walthamster says...

Marie Pye, the councillor who says if you don't like what the council does you should move to Surrey! Choice MP she'd make.

Clyde Loakes put himself forward, too. And Liaquat Ali, the do-nothing High Street councillor, was also being talked about.

Makes Stella Creasy look better all the time.
Marie Pye, the councillor who says if you don't like what the council does you should move to Surrey! Choice MP she'd make. Clyde Loakes put himself forward, too. And Liaquat Ali, the do-nothing High Street councillor, was also being talked about. Makes Stella Creasy look better all the time. Walthamster

4:49pm Wed 2 Feb 11

leytonstoner says...

Janet1 wrote:
Leytonstoner and EducateCommunities, you obviously don't like our new MP. Can you give us some examples of her failures? Leytonstoner says she hasn't tried to get back the Leyton fire engine. But it's outside her area, even if it did serve some people in Walthamstow. EducateCommunities says "A woman shot outside the Walthamstow police station, and various stabbings reported in Walthamstow and our MP remains tight lipped." What is the MP meant to do about this? Say how dreadful it is? True but pointless. Of course she could sound off about everything -- doing no good but ticking the right boxes. But she doesn't seem to be a soundbite politician. From what I've seen so far she puts her energies into causes she can do something for. She's already done a lot for St James Street Library Campaign, and I don't see how that's going to further her power-mad "agenda"! She has of course won the support of all the people she's helped, but that's exactly the way it should be. An MP shows her worth by doing good locally, and people vote for her because they want her to continue doing this for them. Simples.
You obviously haven't been listening Stella's constituancy covers the area covered by the fire engines from leyton. Although she is the MP for Walthamstow, alot of her constituancy boundaries cover the E10 postcode. Therefore to represent the concerns of her constituants you would think she would agree they deserve to be served by two fire engines and not one. An issue she has yet to support her contituants on.
[quote][p][bold]Janet1[/bold] wrote: Leytonstoner and EducateCommunities, you obviously don't like our new MP. Can you give us some examples of her failures? Leytonstoner says she hasn't tried to get back the Leyton fire engine. But it's outside her area, even if it did serve some people in Walthamstow. EducateCommunities says "A woman shot outside the Walthamstow police station, and various stabbings reported in Walthamstow and our MP remains tight lipped." What is the MP meant to do about this? Say how dreadful it is? True but pointless. Of course she could sound off about everything -- doing no good but ticking the right boxes. But she doesn't seem to be a soundbite politician. From what I've seen so far she puts her energies into causes she can do something for. She's already done a lot for St James Street Library Campaign, and I don't see how that's going to further her power-mad "agenda"! She has of course won the support of all the people she's helped, but that's exactly the way it should be. An MP shows her worth by doing good locally, and people vote for her because they want her to continue doing this for them. Simples.[/p][/quote]You obviously haven't been listening Stella's constituancy covers the area covered by the fire engines from leyton. Although she is the MP for Walthamstow, alot of her constituancy boundaries cover the E10 postcode. Therefore to represent the concerns of her constituants you would think she would agree they deserve to be served by two fire engines and not one. An issue she has yet to support her contituants on. leytonstoner

4:57pm Wed 2 Feb 11

EducateCommunities says...

Quite right she is the best of a BAD BUNCH but this does not excuse her for jumping on the BANDWAGON and championing certain causes.

When her role is to WORK for her constituents after voting for her I am shocked at the POOR attention she has displayed with YOUTH VIOLENCE and CRIME, yet ran as a candidate for youth banging on about the boys scouts etc.

What about the YOUTH WHO SUFFER FROM YOUTH CRIME as we see every other week like the school boy chased to his DEATH in WALTHAMSTOW on the 24th Jan 2011.

NOT A WORD FROM MP CREASY ?
Yet she can TALK at length about the DOG TRACK / CINEMA / LOAN SHARKS etc. All great causes but shrink in SIZE to more SERIOUS ISSUES LIKE OUR YOUTH BEING KILLED ON THE STREETS OF WALTHAMSTOW.

Having raised these issues with her directly I am still awaiting any response maybe if a BOY SCOUT was Murdered she might SPEAK UP.

I do not dislike the good DR/MP I just wish she would deal with ISSUES raised by her Constituents and seriously address YOUTH CRIME like her opposite MP IDS.
Quite right she is the best of a BAD BUNCH but this does not excuse her for jumping on the BANDWAGON and championing certain causes. When her role is to WORK for her constituents after voting for her I am shocked at the POOR attention she has displayed with YOUTH VIOLENCE and CRIME, yet ran as a candidate for youth banging on about the boys scouts etc. What about the YOUTH WHO SUFFER FROM YOUTH CRIME as we see every other week like the school boy chased to his DEATH in WALTHAMSTOW on the 24th Jan 2011. NOT A WORD FROM MP CREASY ? Yet she can TALK at length about the DOG TRACK / CINEMA / LOAN SHARKS etc. All great causes but shrink in SIZE to more SERIOUS ISSUES LIKE OUR YOUTH BEING KILLED ON THE STREETS OF WALTHAMSTOW. Having raised these issues with her directly I am still awaiting any response maybe if a BOY SCOUT was Murdered she might SPEAK UP. I do not dislike the good DR/MP I just wish she would deal with ISSUES raised by her Constituents and seriously address YOUTH CRIME like her opposite MP IDS. EducateCommunities

6:55pm Wed 2 Feb 11

EducateCommunities says...

EducateCommunities wrote:
Quite right she is the best of a BAD BUNCH but this does not excuse her for jumping on the BANDWAGON and championing certain causes.

When her role is to WORK for her constituents after voting for her I am shocked at the POOR attention she has displayed with YOUTH VIOLENCE and CRIME, yet ran as a candidate for youth banging on about the boys scouts etc.

What about the YOUTH WHO SUFFER FROM YOUTH CRIME as we see every other week like the school boy chased to his DEATH in WALTHAMSTOW on the 24th Jan 2011.

NOT A WORD FROM MP CREASY ?
Yet she can TALK at length about the DOG TRACK / CINEMA / LOAN SHARKS etc. All great causes but shrink in SIZE to more SERIOUS ISSUES LIKE OUR YOUTH BEING KILLED ON THE STREETS OF WALTHAMSTOW.

Having raised these issues with her directly I am still awaiting any response maybe if a BOY SCOUT was Murdered she might SPEAK UP.

I do not dislike the good DR/MP I just wish she would deal with ISSUES raised by her Constituents and seriously address YOUTH CRIME like her opposite MP IDS.
How many more youth deaths or gun & knife incidents before MP CREASY makes a STATEMENT in the HOUSE OF COMMONS or the MEDIA.

Here you go I made it double official hopefully she will finally respond this time.

All I require is for her to address this ISSUE with the same vigor as her loan shark debate or the dog track, after all this is why I cast my vote for her in the first place. It's not personal in fact it's her duty.
[quote][p][bold]EducateCommunities[/bold] wrote: Quite right she is the best of a BAD BUNCH but this does not excuse her for jumping on the BANDWAGON and championing certain causes. When her role is to WORK for her constituents after voting for her I am shocked at the POOR attention she has displayed with YOUTH VIOLENCE and CRIME, yet ran as a candidate for youth banging on about the boys scouts etc. What about the YOUTH WHO SUFFER FROM YOUTH CRIME as we see every other week like the school boy chased to his DEATH in WALTHAMSTOW on the 24th Jan 2011. NOT A WORD FROM MP CREASY ? Yet she can TALK at length about the DOG TRACK / CINEMA / LOAN SHARKS etc. All great causes but shrink in SIZE to more SERIOUS ISSUES LIKE OUR YOUTH BEING KILLED ON THE STREETS OF WALTHAMSTOW. Having raised these issues with her directly I am still awaiting any response maybe if a BOY SCOUT was Murdered she might SPEAK UP. I do not dislike the good DR/MP I just wish she would deal with ISSUES raised by her Constituents and seriously address YOUTH CRIME like her opposite MP IDS.[/p][/quote]How many more youth deaths or gun & knife incidents before MP CREASY makes a STATEMENT in the HOUSE OF COMMONS or the MEDIA. Here you go I made it double official hopefully she will finally respond this time. All I require is for her to address this ISSUE with the same vigor as her loan shark debate or the dog track, after all this is why I cast my vote for her in the first place. It's not personal in fact it's her duty. EducateCommunities

5:28pm Thu 3 Feb 11

BarryTLemur says...

Walthamster wrote:
Marie Pye, the councillor who says if you don't like what the council does you should move to Surrey! Choice MP she'd make.

Clyde Loakes put himself forward, too. And Liaquat Ali, the do-nothing High Street councillor, was also being talked about.

Makes Stella Creasy look better all the time.
I must protest in the strongest possible terms about your characterisation of Liaquat Ali as a do nothing councillor.

It's widely accepted in LBWF that he has done far less than that.
[quote][p][bold]Walthamster[/bold] wrote: Marie Pye, the councillor who says if you don't like what the council does you should move to Surrey! Choice MP she'd make. Clyde Loakes put himself forward, too. And Liaquat Ali, the do-nothing High Street councillor, was also being talked about. Makes Stella Creasy look better all the time.[/p][/quote]I must protest in the strongest possible terms about your characterisation of Liaquat Ali as a do nothing councillor. It's widely accepted in LBWF that he has done far less than that. BarryTLemur

5:30pm Thu 3 Feb 11

G Sladden says...

I don't know whether she looks like a Tory. But she certainly looks like the career politician that no doubt she is.
Which is probably one of the reasons why Walthamstow will remain the s***hole that it is (a place of low expection, limited vision and high corruption), while Ms Creasy is busy building her career.
I don't know whether she looks like a Tory. But she certainly looks like the career politician that no doubt she is. Which is probably one of the reasons why Walthamstow will remain the s***hole that it is (a place of low expection, limited vision and high corruption), while Ms Creasy is busy building her career. G Sladden

11:13pm Thu 3 Feb 11

Walthamster says...

BarryTLemur wrote:
Walthamster wrote:
Marie Pye, the councillor who says if you don't like what the council does you should move to Surrey! Choice MP she'd make.

Clyde Loakes put himself forward, too. And Liaquat Ali, the do-nothing High Street councillor, was also being talked about.

Makes Stella Creasy look better all the time.
I must protest in the strongest possible terms about your characterisation of Liaquat Ali as a do nothing councillor.

It's widely accepted in LBWF that he has done far less than that.
That's probably a good thing, Larry. He gets paid more for sitting on committees and public bodies -- some of which may take more than an hour or so a month -- than than most people in Walthamstow earn in full-time jobs. Just think how much we'd have to pay if he actually did anything.
[quote][p][bold]BarryTLemur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Walthamster[/bold] wrote: Marie Pye, the councillor who says if you don't like what the council does you should move to Surrey! Choice MP she'd make. Clyde Loakes put himself forward, too. And Liaquat Ali, the do-nothing High Street councillor, was also being talked about. Makes Stella Creasy look better all the time.[/p][/quote]I must protest in the strongest possible terms about your characterisation of Liaquat Ali as a do nothing councillor. It's widely accepted in LBWF that he has done far less than that.[/p][/quote]That's probably a good thing, Larry. He gets paid more for sitting on committees and public bodies -- some of which may take more than an hour or so a month -- than than most people in Walthamstow earn in full-time jobs. Just think how much we'd have to pay if he actually did anything. Walthamster

3:00am Fri 4 Feb 11

EducateCommunities says...

It's a SAD state of affairs when Ian Ducan Smith is the most clued up politician in Waltham Forest and Labour are back peddling and they run the council.

I think I will vote for the GREEN PARTY next time.
It's a SAD state of affairs when Ian Ducan Smith is the most clued up politician in Waltham Forest and Labour are back peddling and they run the council. I think I will vote for the GREEN PARTY next time. EducateCommunities

3:19am Fri 4 Feb 11

EducateCommunities says...

EducateCommunities wrote:
It's a SAD state of affairs when Ian Ducan Smith is the most clued up politician in Waltham Forest and Labour are back peddling and they run the council.

I think I will vote for the GREEN PARTY next time.
MP Creasy has been in this Labour run council and even mayor of Walthamstow for quite some time now, and still has NO idea about the PEOPLES NEEDS.

So talking about she has only been in post as MP for a limited time has no effect on her progress or lack of it.

In fact she should have a clear view of things and made some changes for the better.

After all this is a Labour run borough so her influence and power should create change not more good intensions.
[quote][p][bold]EducateCommunities[/bold] wrote: It's a SAD state of affairs when Ian Ducan Smith is the most clued up politician in Waltham Forest and Labour are back peddling and they run the council. I think I will vote for the GREEN PARTY next time.[/p][/quote]MP Creasy has been in this Labour run council and even mayor of Walthamstow for quite some time now, and still has NO idea about the PEOPLES NEEDS. So talking about she has only been in post as MP for a limited time has no effect on her progress or lack of it. In fact she should have a clear view of things and made some changes for the better. After all this is a Labour run borough so her influence and power should create change not more good intensions. EducateCommunities

8:21am Fri 4 Feb 11

BarryTLemur says...

Walthamster wrote:
BarryTLemur wrote:
Walthamster wrote:
Marie Pye, the councillor who says if you don't like what the council does you should move to Surrey! Choice MP she'd make.

Clyde Loakes put himself forward, too. And Liaquat Ali, the do-nothing High Street councillor, was also being talked about.

Makes Stella Creasy look better all the time.
I must protest in the strongest possible terms about your characterisation of Liaquat Ali as a do nothing councillor.

It's widely accepted in LBWF that he has done far less than that.
That's probably a good thing, Larry. He gets paid more for sitting on committees and public bodies -- some of which may take more than an hour or so a month -- than than most people in Walthamstow earn in full-time jobs. Just think how much we'd have to pay if he actually did anything.
But how else could this champion of the people afford to run his Bentley without all those extra minutes of hard graft? He hasn't changed models for at least two years now, so the recession must be hurting him just like it is the rest of us.
[quote][p][bold]Walthamster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarryTLemur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Walthamster[/bold] wrote: Marie Pye, the councillor who says if you don't like what the council does you should move to Surrey! Choice MP she'd make. Clyde Loakes put himself forward, too. And Liaquat Ali, the do-nothing High Street councillor, was also being talked about. Makes Stella Creasy look better all the time.[/p][/quote]I must protest in the strongest possible terms about your characterisation of Liaquat Ali as a do nothing councillor. It's widely accepted in LBWF that he has done far less than that.[/p][/quote]That's probably a good thing, Larry. He gets paid more for sitting on committees and public bodies -- some of which may take more than an hour or so a month -- than than most people in Walthamstow earn in full-time jobs. Just think how much we'd have to pay if he actually did anything.[/p][/quote]But how else could this champion of the people afford to run his Bentley without all those extra minutes of hard graft? He hasn't changed models for at least two years now, so the recession must be hurting him just like it is the rest of us. BarryTLemur

11:58am Fri 4 Feb 11

Ol' China says...

BarryTLemur wrote:
Walthamster wrote:
BarryTLemur wrote:
Walthamster wrote:
Marie Pye, the councillor who says if you don't like what the council does you should move to Surrey! Choice MP she'd make.

Clyde Loakes put himself forward, too. And Liaquat Ali, the do-nothing High Street councillor, was also being talked about.

Makes Stella Creasy look better all the time.
I must protest in the strongest possible terms about your characterisation of Liaquat Ali as a do nothing councillor.

It's widely accepted in LBWF that he has done far less than that.
That's probably a good thing, Larry. He gets paid more for sitting on committees and public bodies -- some of which may take more than an hour or so a month -- than than most people in Walthamstow earn in full-time jobs. Just think how much we'd have to pay if he actually did anything.
But how else could this champion of the people afford to run his Bentley without all those extra minutes of hard graft? He hasn't changed models for at least two years now, so the recession must be hurting him just like it is the rest of us.
Inopportune perhaps but I can't remember the last time I p***ed myself laughing so much!
[quote][p][bold]BarryTLemur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Walthamster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarryTLemur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Walthamster[/bold] wrote: Marie Pye, the councillor who says if you don't like what the council does you should move to Surrey! Choice MP she'd make. Clyde Loakes put himself forward, too. And Liaquat Ali, the do-nothing High Street councillor, was also being talked about. Makes Stella Creasy look better all the time.[/p][/quote]I must protest in the strongest possible terms about your characterisation of Liaquat Ali as a do nothing councillor. It's widely accepted in LBWF that he has done far less than that.[/p][/quote]That's probably a good thing, Larry. He gets paid more for sitting on committees and public bodies -- some of which may take more than an hour or so a month -- than than most people in Walthamstow earn in full-time jobs. Just think how much we'd have to pay if he actually did anything.[/p][/quote]But how else could this champion of the people afford to run his Bentley without all those extra minutes of hard graft? He hasn't changed models for at least two years now, so the recession must be hurting him just like it is the rest of us.[/p][/quote]Inopportune perhaps but I can't remember the last time I p***ed myself laughing so much! Ol' China

12:38pm Fri 4 Feb 11

BarryTLemur says...

I was thinking of changing my screen name to Gerry.

Gerry Mandering that is :-)
I was thinking of changing my screen name to Gerry. Gerry Mandering that is :-) BarryTLemur

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