LAMBETHWATCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA – One: R.I.P. JEREMY HARDY / MENTAL HEALTH / MEANWHILE, AT STREATHAM CONSTITUENCY LABOUR PARTY…….

JEREMY HARDY

Tom Brandon @LabPartyTom Feb 1Retweeted Chris Williamson MP #GTTO

He turned up for a march @defendtheten held from occupied @FrndsofCarnegie Carnegie library to Brixton Town Hall, not to speak, but just to show genuine solidarity with ordinary people fighting for their services. Lovely man RIP.

Chris Williamson MP #GTTO‏Verified account @DerbyChrisW Feb 1

This is gut-wrenchingly sad news. Jeremy Hardy was an outstanding and consistent advocate for social justice as well as a brilliant comedian. He will be sorely missed. RIP comrade

Defend The Ten Retweeted Stella Duffy‏Verified account @stellduffy I

terribly sorry to see the awfully sad news about Jeremy Hardy. a good, kind, political man, as concerned about local politics (@defendtheten #CarnegieLibrary) as the wider picture. a real loss

. . Defend The Ten Retweeted Laura Swaffield‏ @lswaffield1Feb 4

SO proud! Our Save Lambeth libraries banner features in obit of the great Jeremy Hardy. Yes, he supported the libraries campaign and we thank him for it.

(Please see: Jeremy Hardy – true to his politics and his comedy by Stephanie Merritt The Guardian website Sunday February 3rd – Ed.)

Jeremy James Hardy was an English comedian. Born and raised in North Hampshire, Hardy studied at the University of Southampton and began his stand-up career in the 1980s, going on to win the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1988. (Source: Wikipedia)

MENTAL HEALTH

Ed Davie‏ @EdDavie Jan 30 Retweeted NLGN (Cllr Davie is Lambeth Labour Cllr for Thornton ward – Editor)

Community cohesion is a key pre-determinant of mental health/illness. Anecdotally we are already seeing Brexit-related rise in mental health problems

Tom Keene‏ @anthillsocial Jan 30 Retweeted Ed Davie

What’s your approach to estate regeneration (demolition of homes and social cleansing) in Lambeth doing for community cohesion and mental health Ed? Such hypocrisy when you are treating Lambeth citizens the way you are.

MEANWHILE, AT STREATHAM CONSTITUENCY LABOUR PARTY…….

Ed Davie Retweeted Tom Peters

Ed Davie‏ @EdDavie Feb 1

WTF is point of ‘mass movement’ that rows about internal rule changes in order to deselect black Remainer MP whilst party leadership aids Hard Brexit and allows Tories to ruin the country? Oh and we have two council by-elections in constituency they could be helping with instead

Tom Peters‏ @tbtpeters Jan 31

Huge hall of Labour members have come to vote on proposals for ‘all members meetings’ in Streatham CLP. There is still a big queue outside. This is what a mass movement looks like (shows image – Ed.)

Ofc the meeting has been set up by the right of the party, so every single affiliated society gets to make a statement about why their power shouldn’t be diluted (5 statements), then we can hear 2 in support of more democracy, then a vote. Hope the membership go the right way!

Even those in support of delegate structure commenting on ‘how badly the CLP has been run’, often it seems with the intention of keeping new members and ideas locked out.

A woman stands up and says she doesn’t usually speak, but had to speak up today to argue for her vote – “don’t be afraid of democracy today, support votes for all members!”

WE DID IT. WE WON. AMM IN STREATHAM.

183 votes against AMM, 190 FOR AMM!

Unofficial statement from the CLP left, for immediate release: YASSSSSSSSS

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