Sunday, 7 December 2008


To Loanna Morrison, selected last week to fight Bermondsey & Old Southwark. Before her selection interview I provided Loanna with a session on speech design and question handling. In her own words:

As you will have heard by now your hard work with me has paid dividends and I am now the PPC for Bermondsey and Old Southwark. I am so grateful that I found you in time to give me that little extra factor that I needed to make the great leap. Thank you so much and I hope I will be seeing lots of you as we work together to help young people get their lives back.

Loanna is of course referring to the wave of knife crime that has blighted the lives of too many young people in Inner London. Mayor Boris Johnson has made dealing with this terrible legacy the key task for his administration.