In it for the tea
June 19, 2012 1 Comment
My favourite meetings invariably begin with a cup of tea, and last night’s Rayleigh and Wickford Constituency Labour Party meeting did indeed begin with said libation. I may be in politics just for the tea.
I was the guest speaker, billed as ‘lively’. I guess this is better than argumentative or boring! I spoke on ‘The Co-operative Movement’ – which despite my being secretary of Southend and Rochford Co-operative Party I feel distinctly less than knowledgeable about. Anyway, it seemed to go well.
I followed a very engaging discussion about the local elections. Rayleigh and Wickford CLP covers most of the Rochford District Council area, and although Labour drew a blank here they at least fielded a candidate in every ward and were comfortably second on vote share.