Stella Creasy
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Labour and Co-operative MP for Walthamstow

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If We Really Want Change, We All Need to Be Activists

(4) Comments | Posted 24 March 2016 | (15:18)

This blog is an unedited version of a speech delivered by Stella Creasy at the London School of Economics on Thursday 24 March

Sixteen years ago I was a student here studying social psychology - back then I was interested in what makes people work together to achieve social change....

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Walthamstow's Perfect Housing Storm - We Must Tackle the Problems Pushing Prices Up and People Out

(4) Comments | Posted 23 February 2016 | (11:26)

Walthamstow is hitting peak gentrification. Previously best known as home of East 17 and the end of the Victoria line, now we feature in every property programme and magazine going as a hotspot. We even won the record for the most estate agents per square mile in the...

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Prevent and Prejudice: How the Government Is Missing the Point

(26) Comments | Posted 29 January 2016 | (23:00)

'Non-whites don't wipe their bums'; refugees are a 'bunch of migrants', 'don't sit next to muslims with a bag'. Not anonymous below the line comments in a tabloid newspaper. These are views expressed to me recently in situations as diverse as a community workshop, the House of Commons or from...

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If The Labour Party Didn't Exist, Would We Invent It? The Case for Radical Labour

(43) Comments | Posted 16 January 2016 | (12:21)

If the Labour Party didn't exist today - would we invent it? There is no legal requirement to maintain us. Unless we can answer that are we wasting each others time? Like two bald men fighting over a comb?

However your meetings may sometimes feel, political parties do not exist...

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Tackling PFI - A Public Spending Cut We Could All Get Behind

(3) Comments | Posted 24 November 2015 | (20:48)

With the spending review looming there is one budget cut we should all get behind. Britain is paying out £10billion a year on PFI loans taken out to build schools and hospitals. With so many public institutions in financial difficulty, tomorrow Labour needs to offer both an expose of Osbourne's...

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Wonga May Be Celebrating but Legal Loan Sharks' Profits Come at a Heavy Cost to Our Country

(59) Comments | Posted 3 September 2013 | (11:02)

Whilst many businesses struggle to survive in our fragile economy, payday lender Wonga is one of our few home grown success stories. Today they announced they are making more than £1million a week in profit- a 36% increase on last year. No one could begrudge a company that works hard...

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Be Part of One Billion Rising, Be Part of Saying Enough Is Enough

(8) Comments | Posted 3 February 2013 | (23:00)

Amongst women aged 15 to 44, acts of violence cause more death and disability than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined. Whether domestic violence, sexual abuse in schools, harassment at work or on the streets or assault as a tactic of war, women across our world face...

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We Need to Protect Consumers From These Legal Loan Sharks

(39) Comments | Posted 13 November 2012 | (10:38)

Today's evidence from R3, the insolvency practitioners, that the rapid and rabid growth of Britain's payday loan industry is leading people to go hungry in order to repay these debts, is saddening but not surprising to me. For two years now along with many others I've been trying...

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