Jeremy Corbyn and the Shadow Minister for Disabled People, Marsha De Cordova came to Pilton to open the new affordable homes to be run by the Guinness Trust built on land donated by Michael Eavis. Michael is aiming to build 50 homes by the 50th anniversary of the Glastonbury Festival.
Today he was opening 15 new homes in Margaret Bondfield Close. Margaret Bondfield CH PC (1873- 1953) was a British Labour politician, trades unionist and women’s rights activist. She became the first female cabinet minister, and the first woman to be a privy counsellor in the UK, when she was appointed Minister of Labour in the Labour government of 1929–31. She had earlier become the first woman to chair the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
There were representatives there from a lot of organisations who had donated to, or been involved in the project. Wells CLP sent along nine people from the local Labour Party for the event and to share lunch. (we were sworn to secrecy beforehand though).
Clare Smith, Chair of Wells CLP said “we presented Jeremy with a printed copy of our latest newsletter and had some valuable conversations with Jeremy and many of the other guests which I think will pay dividends for the constituency and the local party in the future”.
A copy of the newsletter can be found here.