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Labour MP Lynne Jones backs Respect Hall Green candidate Salma Yaqoob

Lynne Jones MP endorses Salma Yaqoob for MP

Lynne Jones MP endorses Salma Yaqoob for MP

‘Retiring Labour MP Lynne Jones has dropped a bombshell on her party by backing a candidate from a rival party to replace her in the House of Commons.

Dr Jones is refusing to vote for Roger Godsiff, the Labour candidate in the Birmingham constituency where she lives.

Instead, she is supporting Salma Yaqoob, high-profile candidate for the Respect Party and a Sparkbrook councillor.

Her announcement is a blow to Labour’s hopes of holding on to the Hall Green constituency, where it was already facing a strong challenge from Respect…’ Continue reading at the Birmingham Post here.

Related articles:

Selly Oak MP Lynne Jones ‘not happy’ over candidateBBC News, 09.04.10

Selly Oak Labour MP won’t support colleague at general electionBirmingham Mail, 09.04.10

Respect’s Yaqoob is best choice claims Labour MPMorning Star, 09.04.10

JONES ENDORSES YAQOOB – WITHOUT ACTUALLY SAYING SOThe Stirrer, 08.04.10

LABOUR MP JONES TO BACK RIVAL PARTYThe Stirrer, 07.04.10

Roger Godsiff fails to turn up at community husting

Meet your Birmingham candidates

Birmingham Respect candidates 2010

Who's your Birmingham Respect candidate?

Who’s standing for Respect in the local and General Elections in Birmingham? Find out more here.  Check back for regular updates.

Why vote Respect?

Investment not cuts

Slashing public spending will only deepen the recession. Instead of the obsession with cuts we need to invest for growth. This will allow Government income to rise and will cut unemployment. That is the best way to reduce the national debt.

Troops out of Afghanistan

Too many lives have been lost. Escalating the conflict will only make things worse. We need to find a peaceful solution.

New Green Deal

Invest in Green technology to save our planet. the UK could create up to 400,000 jobs in new green industries, instead of wasting tens of billions of pounds on ID cards and Trident nuclear weapons.

One Society, Many Cultures

Everyone is equal no matter their race, religion or lifestyle. We are differet, but we are one society. We should not be divided by racism and intolerance.

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For more about the things the Respect party and its candidates stands for, visit: www.therespectparty.net and www.salmayaqoob.com.

Salma Yaqoob for MP

Salma Yaqoob for MP

Salma Yaqoob is standing for MP in Birmingham Hall Green

This May you have the chance to elect a new MP. Salma Yaqoob is a brave and committed campaigner. She will speak up for you.

– Fed up with politicians lining their own pockets?

– Angry at bankers keeping their bonuses?

– Let down by the lies that took us to war in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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She can do it!

In the 2005 General Election, Salma almost won with 10,498 votes.

Lib Dems trailed in THIRD and Conservatives FOURTH.

Only Salma can beat Labour in Birmingham Hall Green!

Labour in trouble – Labour was shocked to have its majority slashed from 16,246 to 3,289 in 2005. Since then they have become even more unpopular.

Lib Dems struggling – Jerry Evans’ vote reduced by half in his own Springfield ward in 2008.

In 2009 they only polled 500 votes in the Sparkbrook by-election. Lib Dems are losing support and cannot win.

For more: www.salmayaqoob.com

Latest Videos: Salma Yaqoob

Here are the latest videos for Salma Yaqoob. For more, visit her official YouTube page here.

Larches Park Community Fun Day

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Bristol Respect Campaign Team


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Desi Donors – Amun Ali Appeal


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Bank Holiday Weekend Campaigning

The 'Salma Yaqoob for MP' election billboard poster is launched

The 'Salma Yaqoob for MP' election billboard poster is unveiled

Support for Salma Yaqoob’s Hall Green election campaign continued this weekend as residents, volunteers and supporters joined the campaign drive in the Birmingham constituency of Hall Green.

As billboards went up, new leaflets were delivered and Salma and her team knocked on doors to speak directly to local residents about their concerns.

Campaigning will be taking place throughout the week and every weekend so if you’d like to help, get in touch by calling: 078 121 72885. Our office is based in Walford Road, Sparkhill B11.

More information: www.salmayaqoob.com

Salma Yaqoob in the community

Here’s a selection of events and causes Birmingham councillor Salma Yaqoob has been highlighting and supporting this past week:

Larches Park Clean Up

Salma Yaqoob with Larches Park Residents Group chair Asghar Ali and local PCSOs Natasha Bruckshaw and Meryl Crawford

Larches Park in Sparkbrook

Both Cllr Salma Yaqoob and Cllr Mohammed Ishtiaq (Respect) have been working closely with Larches Park Residents Group recently to help them improve their local neighbourhood and regain confidence in the use of their local park. Larches Park has been one of the areas that was left neglected for many years and had got pretty run down. Parents didn’t feel comfortable bringing their kids there until now. More here.

Bangladesh Independence Day

Bangladesh Independence Day celebrations in Birmingham (UK) with Salma Yaqoob

Bangladesh Ind. Day

Birmingham’s Bangladeshi community invited Cllr Salma Yaqoob to the Bia Lounge in Small Heath to celebrate Bangladesh Independence Day.

The event also marked International Mother Language Day in celebration of Bangla being the country’s national tongue. More here.

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Salma Yaqoob with parents of children with autism

Salma meets carers

Rewarding Parents

Salma was invited to present certificates to carers of family members of who disabilities. They had completed a seven week course organised by South Birmingham PCT in which they learnt more about understanding and coping with autism. More here.

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Campaigners from Bristol visit Birmingham

Respect Leader Salma Yaqoob with members of Bristol Respect

Bristol Respect team

Members of Bristol Respect and other supporters came to Birmingham to help Salma Yaqoob on her election trail to help her become MP for the Hall Green constituency.

They joined her with leafleting and met with members of the community. More here.

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Desi Donors Amun Ali Appeal

Salma Yaqoob with Ashgar Khan, father of Amun Ali, and Reena Combo of Desi Donors

Desi Donors

Desi Donors have been set up to encourage individuals of south Asian origin to join the national Bone Marrow register to help those in need of a transplant. Working with the Anthony Nolan Trust, Desi Donors have been actively campaigning to save the life of young local school boy Amun Ali. Salma joined the drive in Small Heath, Birmingham and registered herself with over a hundred other volunteers. More here.

Fundraising dinner in aid of orphanages in Pakistan

Salma was the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner in the

Salma Yaqoob at a Pakistani Orphanages Fundraiser in Birmingham

Fundraising for orphans

Crystal Plaza for orphanages in Pakistan. About 600 people were present. Jannat al Ferdous, founded by Shamim Mahmood and family friends, have set up four orphanages in the last five years, helping over 800 Pakistani children. More here.

For more on Salma Yaqoob’s campaigning and council work, visit her website: www.salmayaqoob.com

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Respect join protest against greedy bankers

Citizens of Birmingham join the protests against corporate greed

Citizens of Birmingham join the protests against corporate greed

Last week, Respect party members, councillors and candidates joined a community protest against corporate greed.

Protest against greedy bankers

Protest against bankers

With banners highlighting the issues around banks holding the general population and government to ransom, local residents and community members joined the cavalcade of protest vehicles on the streets of Birmingham to make their voices heard.

Amongst them Respect party leader Salma Yaqoob, Birmingham councillors Mohammed Ishtiaq, Shokat Ali and Respect council candidate for the Hall Green ward, Rana Nazir.

Writing on her website, Salma Yaqoob said: “Today’s protest against bankers greed and their restrictions on credit, which is endangering many small businessess in these tough economic times, was great fun and highly effective!

Birmingham protest against bank credit

Anti-Bank Credit protest in Birmingham


“The media saw us off and we made a big impact in the Sparkbrook and Springfield wards, getting lots of hoots of support from car drivers and waves from well-wishers. Well done to all involved!”

More pictures here and here.
For more information and to join the campaign, visit www.fatcatuk.co.uk

Join Salma Yaqoob in Hall Green

Salma Yaqoob Election

Join the campaign

Salma Yaqoob is regularly taking to the streets on weekends and wants you to support her General Election campaign. Join her and the team as they leaflet wards in the Hall Green constituency and talk to local residents.

You can meet Salma and the team at 11.30am every Saturday and Sunday at Birmingham Respect’s new office on 95 Walford Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham B11 1NP.  There is a map here.

From now to the end of the campaign all of Salma’s campaigning activity will commence from 95 Walford Road in Sparkbrook.

Please come along and bring others. For more info or updates, please call: 07812172887.