mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">I’m
honoured to have been elected as the new MP for Walthamstow.
I
love this area. It’s been home to me and my family for over thirteen years. I
want to celebrate what happens here - all the people, activities, events that
make Walthamstow special to us as residents.

 

I also want to tackle the many challenges we face here -
from community cohesion, to gang crime and child poverty. But I’m determined
that, together with public services, we can and will resolve these. As our MP I
want to support this work, and to be a strong local voice for Walthamstow and
the things that matter to us here. I learnt this not least from working closely
with Neil Gerrard. Neil has been a fantastic MP for Walthamstow for the last
eighteen years, serving the needs of people here from every background and
fighting for our public services. It is a tremendous privilege to follow in his
footsteps.

 

I don’t want to live in a society where a child has to be
lucky or privileged to succeed. The kids I work with here in Walthamstow
deserve better. And we all benefit when they’re given the chances they crave to
achieve.
I do not seek to address these challenges on my own because if
my experience campaigning in this community has taught me one thing, it’s this:
when we work together, we can achieve more. We can challenge the injustices we
see. We can secure the services we need. We can enjoy a better life here
together.
 

I want to say thank you to everyone who has worked with me in
Walthamstow over this last decade for our community - and now as your MP to ask
you for your help with the work we need to do next.

 

Whilst the implications of the election are considered
at a national level,
EN-GB">I want to reassure you that I am focused on working on the local
priorities residents have told me matter to them. That’s why in the weeks ahead
my focus will be on helping our local young people to ensure that they are
given opportunities to achieve their potential, working with the Council and
businesses to get our cinema and dog track back and bring jobs and investment to
Walthamstow and continuing to support our vital local healthcare services;
these are just a few of the reasons I stood to be your
MP in Walthamstow and I’ve already started to work on these issues with
groups and public services within our area. If you would like to be part of these
projects please do get in touch.

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will of course be a period of practical transition over the next couple of
weeks while we set up a parliamentary and constituency office as well as
redesign the features of this website. During this time if you need my help as
your local MP you can contact me via email stella@workingforwalthamstow.org.uk or
phone on 020 8520 6586.  The Working for Walthamstow e-newsletter will also
continue to be distributed each week- so please do get in contact if you would
like to receive this. It details where you will find me out and about in
Walthamstow if you wish to speak to me - and if you have activities you would
like me to include please do get in touch!

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mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Thank you
once again Walthamstow for your mandate- I’m committed to working for a better
future for us all here.

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