Virendra Sharma sets out his vision for Ealing Southall coming together

London — Following Virendra Sharma’s re-endorsement as the Labour Party candidate for Ealing Southall this evening saw an all member strategy meeting for the campaign and Ealing Southall.
Coming together members of the local Labour Party showed their support for Virendra Sharma, pledged their support and spoke about what they wanted to see in the campaign.

Virendra Sharma, Labour Candidate for Ealing Southall said:

“Lets come together, stand together and campaign together for a Labour victory. Whatever our differences they matter less than winning a Labour Government, and I will always be an MP for all of Ealing Southall, for Southall, West Ealing, Elthorne and Northfields.”

Speaking at the meeting members said they wanted to see a positive campaign, they wanted Virendra Sharma to highlight the Labour commitments on Europe, his own credentials as a pro-European, the commitment to a green new deal with well-paying, high-quality jobs and his record of facing racism and discrimination.

Virendra Sharma was born in India in 1947 and educated at the London School of Economics on a trade union scholarship. He speaks fluent Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell,  formally launched Virendra Sharma’s campaign for Ealing Southall.

 

Cllr Fay Block introduced everyone and spoke about what was at stake in this election, Cllr Munir Ahmed spoke about the part Virendra has played in bringing the community together and in shaping our local politics for many years. John McDonnell then took to the stage and delivered a tub thumping speech that had the room on their feet in support about the transformational role a Labour Government will have and then Virendra thanked everyone, including his family for their support and outlined his hopes for Ealing Southall, from Northfields, Elthorne, West Ealing and all of Southall, and how the community could achieve real meaningful change by working together.

“As a Labour MP I have always stood up for what is right, and those in need against those seeking profit, I am a progressive and the investment we will make in government will properly fund our classrooms, our hospital wards and our green new deal,” said Mr Sharma.

 

Virendra was first elected as a Labour MP in 2007 at a byelection, and served for more than 25 years as a councillor in Ealing before that. He worked as the BAME Officer for the Labour Party at the 1987 and 1992 General Elections and is seeking re-election on 12th December as the MP for Ealing Southall, having been elected in 2007, 2010, 2015 and 2017.

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