Those who you who’ve been reading stories on this site for a while, will remember that around this time last year I posted this little story about the wonderful staff who work in the office of my wonderful Member of Parliament Harry Cohen.
Well, Harry is still my MP and and his staff are still absolutely wonderful.
There have been a few staff changes to Harry’s office since last year, so I thought I would let Leyton ward residents put some faces to the new names they are now talking to whenever they call or write to Harry.
Pictured above (from left to right) are ‘Tulip’ Siddiq, who books appointments for Harry’s surgeries and assists with his work with Leyton and Wanstead’s South Asian Community; next to Tulip is the gorgeous Elijah Mariam, Harry’s stalwart case worker and radical political thinker 😉 ; and to Elijah’s right, Jo Wilson, who replaced the superb Zoe Williams, as Harry’s researcher. As many of you will know, Zoe now works as Campaigns Officer for Democratic Left Pressure Group Compass (upon whose Management Committee I have sat on for the last two years).
Tulip, Elijah and Jo are all really, really lovely and work really hard for the residents of Leyton ward, as well as the whole of the Leyton and Wanstead parliamentary constituency, on Harry’s behalf.
This photo is from the lunch I took them out to last week, to thank them again for yet another year of fantastic support I’ve received from them and Harry, as I’ve tried to go about my work as a new Leyton ward councillor.
I am pleased to say that it has now been confirmed that Harry has been unanimously selected by the Leyton and Wanstead Constituency Labour Party to stand for us again as our parliamentary candidate at the next General Election.
I will be proud to continue working with and campaigning for Harry, alongside Tulip, Jo and Elijah.
Like last year, you are still the Best MP’s Office in the Whole Wide World 🙂
To make a surgery appointment with Harry Cohen MP call 020 7219 6376 or write to him at the House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA