Ann Coffey

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Statement from Ann Coffey MP

Today I resigned from the Labour Party.   I remain totally committed to continuing to serve my constituents.

My values haven’t changed.

You can read my full statement here

If you would like further information on the Independent Group or to volunteer or donate please visit the website here.

 

 

 

 

 

Heaton’s Woman’s Institute campaign to protect the environment

Thank you to Tiff and the rest of the Heaton’s WI for making me this wonderful broach to support The Climate Coalition’s #ShowMeTheLove campaign to highlight the impact of climate change on the people, places and things we love.

As ever, you have my support!

Vernon Park Primary ask for War Hero to be awarded Medal

The year 5 and 6 pupils from Vernon Park Primary School recently wrote to me asking that Walter Tull, a pioneering black football and soldier in World War One, should be awarded a medal posthumously for the bravery shown during the War.

Not only did Walter fight in the First World War but he also fought adversity having been orphaned at a young age and despite racial abuse, he became a prominent footballer for Tottenham Hostpur.

I wrote to the Defence Secretary enclosing the children’s letters and received a response from the Minister which sadly confirmed that Walter would not be receiving a medal but significant efforts have been put in place to commemorate Walter’s achievements and life.

The Tull100 project was launched on the centenary of Walter’s death.  The project aims to promote equality and the inclusivity of everyone in football; working through football clubs, schools, community networks and youth groups.

The minister’s response can be found here.