Party of one

13 Mar

Lakmini Shah's international women's day tweet with photo

Last Friday Newham council held what was billed as an event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018. As the above picture shows, it wasn’t really women being celebrated.

The party was organised by Cllr Lakmini Shah.

For reasons that have not yet been properly explained, women councillors associated with Rokhsana Fiaz’s campaign were not sent invitations to the event until the very last moment – barely 24 hours beforehand.

That’s women councillors not being invited to a council-funded event celebrating women. But the very-definitely-not-a-woman Sir Robin was put front and centre (where else?).

I wonder what criteria Cllr Shah used to draw up the guest list? Sir Robin wouldn’t want to waste his valuable time during a tight re-selection battle chatting privately to just anybody.

4 Responses to “Party of one”

  1. Sheila Thomas March 14, 2018 at 14:03 #

    Perhaps it was mothers only?

  2. Navnit March 15, 2018 at 15:34 #

    Do not play politics in politics. Lakmini is working her way as much as she can. Why don’t you.

  3. KEVIN MANSELL March 19, 2018 at 11:38 #

    Hopefully, these stunts are history

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