Hunter hasn't been able to blog much of late because I've been doing 'constituency business' (are non-MPs allowed to use that term?)
Met, along with the delightful Elizabeth Berridge from the Conservative Christian Fellowship, the leaders of some of Tottenham's black-led churches. Told them about Lammy's support for abortion at 24 weeks etc., etc. As a result, Hunter is now involved in setting up the Conservative African Forum - a body to promote the Party in the African communities here in the UK and to brief the Shadow Cabinet and the Party generally on African affairs.
Took a small delegation from the Ward's Corner Coalition to City Hall to meet Mayor Johnson's deputy, Cllr. Richard Barnes, to discuss Labour's plans to flog the building to Grainger PLC. The meeting went VERY well.
Prepared a leaflet for our stall at the Tottenham Carnival. Thankfully, it didn't rain and young Sam erected our gazebo, despite me having lost the instructions during last year's monsoon. Lots of positive responses - the only negative comments came from white middle-class incomers (overspill from the 'white heartlands' of Crouch End and Muswell Hill) who are far too grand too vote Tory - so they vote Lib Dem insread. At election times, they lord it over us by displaying Lib Dem posters in their period houses (mainly on the Harringay Ladder). This is, basically, telling the world 'Look at us! We're middle-class, read the Guardian and aren't we smug about it!' Pass me the sickbag, Alice!
Attended the 'Summer Sizzler' -- a night of fun, fun, fun -- to celebrate the campaign to save Ward's Corner. Saw lots of old and new friends there. Took David Allen, the new Chairman of Hornsey and Wood Green Conservatives, and Jason, a local mate/supporter from Northumberland Park. Hunter's legs were FUBAR after trying to whine to Buster Poindexter's 'Hot, Hot, Hot'.
Now selling Tory raffle tickets @ £1 per ticket (75p is returned to Tottenham Conservatives!). Any more takers?