Walthamstow School for Girls, which I attended as a student between 1989 and 1994, held its 117th annual presentation and achievement awards on Wednesday.
I felt deeply honoured to have been invited to present the awards and give the key note address as the ceremony’s Guest of Honour. Continue reading “Neglect Not the Gift that is In Thee”
Many people have asked me why, when deciding where to stand in the May local elections, I chose to become a candidate in Leyton – a ward that before last Thursday was perceived to be a totally unwinnable seat for the local Labour party.
Below is the speech I made to Leyton ward Labour party members at the local elections candidate selection meeting back in October.
It sets out the reasons why I would have never stood for election anywhere else. Continue reading “Speech to Local Election Candidate Selection Meeting”
As part of this year’s local International Women’s Day celebrations, I gave a speech to women’s organisation Waltham Forest Women in Public Life. I am particularly keen to work with organisations like Women in Public Life as they do a marvellous job helping local women find their voice. Continue reading “International Women’s Day 2006: Women having the confidence to step out”
My speech to the Kreative Culture Klub’s fourth ‘Young, Gifted & Black’ Annual Awards Ceremony at Walthamstow Assembly Hall. Continue reading “Speech to Kreative Culture Klub’s Young & Gifted Awards Ceremony”
My speech to the December meeting of the Leyton & Whipps Cross Community Council, when I was elected Vice Chair. Continue reading “Vice Chair, Leyton & Whips Cross Community Council”