The Boat Race, Trade Justice and representing you

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It was great to see the world’s eyes directed on Putney for this year’s Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. I think that the race was a great success, and I would like to thank all those involved in the organisation of the day. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do anything about the weather!

The boat race really highlights the importance of recognizing boat clubs as an integral part of what makes Putney so special. Since I was elected in 1997, I have campaigned to prevent the boat clubs on Putney embankment being sold, and turned into flats. If re-elected I will continue to campaign to ensure that Putney retains its unique charm!

On 16th April, I will be involved in the Global Week Action for Trade Justice, which will again raise the profile of the Make Poverty History Campaign. More details can be found at

On 24th March I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate regarding the UK and Africa. A copy of the speech I made can be found at:
In it, I discussed what I believe to be the missing chapter in the Commission for Africa document, about the role of the private sector. A copy of the report can be downloaded from:

If you have any queries then please email me on or telephone my office on 020 7219 2843.

If you would like me to represent you in any way, then come and see me this Friday, 1st April at 3.30 at Roehampton Library, or 5.30 at Putney library.


March 30, 2005