Saturday, 1 May 2010

Labour in Lambeth campaigns with Portuguese MP Paulo Pisco

The Leader of Lambeth, Cllr Steve Reed, joined Stockwell candidate Alex Bigham and a number of Portuguese campaigners to go on a walkabout in local cafes and restaurants this evening with visiting Portuguese MP, Paulo Pisco. Paulo Pisco represents the diaspora communities in the Portuguese Parliament, and works very closely with Prime Minister Jose Socrates.

The group were talking to Portuguese speaking residents in a number of venues from the Centro Cultural on Lansdowne Way, to O Cantinho on Stockwell Road to Estrela and Cafe Portugal on South Lambeth Road.

As well as chatting to locals, they distributed copies of Lambeth Labour's Portuguese manifesto, the first ever manifesto in Portuguese to ever be produced by a political party in the UK. The walkabout was a great success, with Steve, Alex and Paulo meeting over 100 people during the visit.