Stand Up For Labour Celebrates 100th Event
Celebrating local success in the elections
Stand Up For Labour is holding its 100th event on 29 June at the George IV (185 Chiswick High Rd, London W4 2DR).
Stand Up for Labour started at the George IV in July 2012 and has been all over the country (from Llandudno to rural Ayrshire; Hull to Bristol). The idea behind it was to cheer up Labour supporters and raise money for local constituency parties.
The 100th event will be a celebration of Hammersmith and Fulham Labour Party's success in the recent local elections. Andy Slaughter MP and the leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council, Stephen Cowan will speak on the night.
The comedy will be provided by upcoming political comedian Nabil Abdulrashid, (he recently toured the country with his show 'Don't Panic, I'm Islamic!'), acerbic Irish comic Mary O'Bourke (a veteran SUFL participant) and madcap 'high energy' double act Raymond and Mr Timpkins.
Organiser Crispin Flintoff, who will compere the night, said that as a candidate in Homefields ward he was keen to publicise the threat to Charing Cross Hospital and had no expectation that Labour would win Hammersmith and Fulham council.
"I am now hopeful that Chiswick's local hospital will retain its A&E (with consultants) and that the stroke unit will not be moved. This is by no means a formality but it will be far easier to save the hospital with Labour councils in Hounslow, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham all opposed to its downgrading to what would be a cottage hospital."
The night may coincide with an England match in the World Cup (England would need to win their group if they are to play on 29 June). If this happens, they will be starting at 6pm and finishing at 8:30pm. The screen behind the curtain at George IV will then show the game to any of the audience who would like to stay behind.
All proceeds will go to Hammersmith Labour Party.
June 6, 2014