Posts Tagged ‘Lynne Jones’

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

Gallery: Gaza rally, march & demonstration, Birmingham – 17.01.09

Images from the 5000-strong Gaza rally, march and demonstration, which took place in Victoria Square, Birmingham, on Saturday 17th January, 2009.

More images at the Birmingham Respect facebook group here.

Images: Adam Yosef

Birmingham: Public Gaza Vigil tomorrow (Friday) 5pm – BSTWC Meeting Monday

gaza_black_ribbon1FRIDAY 2nd JANUARY 2009

Birmingham Public Gaza Vigil – All Welcome

Location: Outside Waterstones, Bullring Birmingham

Vigil: Please bring black flags, Palestinian flags and candles
Time: 5pm-6pm (Speakers from 5.30pm)

Speakers : Hanna Khamis, Free Gaza, M. Hassassian (or his deputy), Clare Short MP, Cllr Salma Yaqoob, John Hemming MP, Nicola Jones, Lynne Jones, Mohammed Balousha, JJFP, IAW

Organisers and stewards: Meet at 4pm Friday at BHS store (New Street); be at venue by 4.30pm.

Supported by West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign, MPSC, BRTI, MP and Stop the War Coalition.

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MONDAY 5th JANUARY 2009

Event: Birmingham Stop the War Coalition Emergency Public Meeting: Stop the Bombing of Gaza – Justice for the Palestinians

Venue: Committee Rooms 3 & 4, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham | Time: 6.30pm (tbc)

Speakers: Salma Yaqoob, Cllr Ayoub Khan (Lib Dem), Cllr Tahir Ali (Lab), John Rose (Jewish anti-Zionist author) and others from the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and the Birmingham Ramallah Twinning Committee.