Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Campaign Launch

Tonight say the formal launch of the Merton campaign with over 100 in attendance (though we have been campaigning for months). To launch the campaign we had along Lord Puttnam who made a very inspiring speech to the audience about education. Tessa Jowell was the main speaker and mainly spoke about the Olympics and the immense benefits it will bring to Londoners. On her entry she got a rousing cheer form the audience. Winning the Olympics for London has to be one of our greatest achievements, the world will be focused on London on 2012, and to have this great event in London is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The day we won it last July made me proud to be a Londoner. No doubt the press will as usual will be cynics (and the Standards as started already and no doubt Mail will be in on the act soon) but I have no doubt it will being immense economic benefits to one of the most deprived parts of London and will a huge economic boost for all of London. Having the Olympics will also inspire and motivate sport stars to win, the dream of Olympic gold in your home country is very inspiring to youngsters and budding sportstars. Roll on 2012.

From speaking to colleagues most are very upbeat about our chances of retaining Merton, now it back on the knocker again tommorrow.

22 Days to go!!


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