Happy to be put straight if I'm wrong, but has David Lammy actually surfaced in his constituency since the election was called? According to his Twitter feed, he's been off canvassing in Wolverhampton, Cardiff, Battersea and his neighbouring ward of Haringey, but no mention of talking to the people who'll be voting for or against him in Tottenham. Is it because he and Labour are so confident he'll be re-elected to his seat they don't think he needs to bother and that's why he's being deployed elsewhere? I'm genuinely curious. After the massive swing to Lib Dem in Euro election, should they take it for granted?
Well said. David Lammy is a fine MP and is committed to getting the Tories out.
There is a huge contrast in the engagement of the two main parties (Labour and the Liberal Democrats) with local residents here in the Harringay Ladder area. No-one I have spoken to has mentioned receiving any election communications or visits from Labour whereas the LibDems have made some considerable efforts to go out and 'meet & greet' the locals.
This smacks of smug complacency on the part of Labour, the same kind of complacency that cost us the result of the EU referendum. David Lammy will not be getting my vote.
Has he made any comment about the firearm at Turnpike Lane station or the shooting 4 days later outside Turnpike Lane station?
Nope. And he should. This is a particular area he promised in 2016 at a public meeting to make a priority but it's got worse.
I've only had one door knock from any party - Labour - in 13 years at the same address, and that was last year for local council elections. I'm constantly surprised how Labour / Lammy take it for granted, I await Thursdays results with piqued interest, still expect it to e Labour but will the majority hold firm
"I'm constantly surprised how Labour / Lammy take it for granted"
That's pretty much why I posted about this in the first place! Given the national issues Labour are having with Corbyn, should Lammy really be so confident he'll retain his seat that he doesn't need to visit his constituency? Sure it sounds like he'll get back in, but I also wonder if his majority could be slashed.
Well he was certainly canvassing Beresford Road last Sunday afternoon as he came to our door and we both spoke to him and shook his hand. Much the same as the last two elections in fact. And Zena was out doing some ground work and canvassing a few weeks ago just before the election was actually called. I’m no great fan but that doesn’t exactly sound complacent to me.
Great, I'm pleased to hear he has been in the area! My point was that if you followed his Twitter feed it appeared he'd been everywhere but his own constituency and that seemed wrong. Happy to be corrected.
Better than listening to The Child!!!!
He’s 200/1 on with the bookies to retain so I think Labour are showing uncharacteristic wisdom to deploy him elsewhere.
Hello all. As a former Tottenham resident I have to say that Lanny is and has always been a very poor constituency MP. He does not even live in Tottenham but the posh end of the borough. In addition I have had to personally deal with him and his admin staff when I used to work at the borough law centre. I found him to be rude and obnoxious all the time. Despite his purported claims to be a barrister sadly he suffers from intellectual poverty. I recall the very able and respected Sharon Grant (widow of Bernie) put herself forward but wasn't picked by the loony lefties in favour of bungling Lammy.
Whether David Lammy's activities elsewhere in the country are an aid or a hindrance to the fortunes of his party or to his own position within it are matters which I will leave to him and them.
What I can say is that I am proud to be the election agent for Tammy Palmer, the candidate for the Liberal Democrats, or "Liberal Democrats - Stop Brexit" to use the name under which she is appearing on the ballot paper.
In her energetic campaign - far better and more widely supported than the one that I ran in 2010 - she has displayed all of the skills which she has acquired in a senior position with a national charity and in her role as a Haringey Councillor.
She lives and is raising her family right in the middle of the Tottenham constituency and she has acquired a vast knowledge of the area and the communities within it at an astonishing speed.
A vote for her will be a vote for a Member of Parliament whose commitment to the area is absolute and who will represent it with competence and passion.
Our party holds 15 seats on Haringey Council - no other opposition party has any seats at all - and quite recently we held seats within Tottenham itself.
Nowhere in Haringey is the property of the Labour Party. The forthcoming election will give an opportunity to the people of Tottenham to demonstrate that fact.
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