My member of parliament Natascha Engel made her maiden speech today. She spoke about our area and of the good that Labour had done with regeneration efforts. She gave compliments to Harry Barnes her predecessor, who, despite being a labour MP actually managed to be pretty good.
She did pay tribute to socialism and trade unionism, saying that
True socialism and trade unionism, [are] the very roots of the Labour movement…
They might be at the roots however I find it hard to believe that they are at the head.
There’s a “question time” style debate on tonight with her at in Tupton l, I can’t see me making it though.