Woking Labour loses a leading light

Elizabeth-EvansIt is with great sadness that we share news that Elizabeth Evans passed away at home.

Liz has been a tour de force in our community for many years, with many notable accomplishments; of which we name but a few here. She acted as a convener for the Working Women’s Charter Campaign during the women’s movement in the 1970s; served as Councillor for Maybury & Sheerwater between 1999 and 2007; was a member of Horsell Residents Association and volunteered in local schools. Liz was, of course, also a longstanding Officer in our Executive Committee.

Ilyas Wins!Her energy, passion and ceaseless dedication were a constant source of amazement and the depth of her knowledge and experience, the envy of us all. We were glad that this service was acknowledged by the Labour Party last year, when Liz received a Labour Party Lifetime Achievement Award from Jeremy Corbyn, presented at our Joint Woking CLP/Surrey Labour Party Christmas party – one event of many, which Liz had almost single-handedly organised. 

Liz was a committed and active member of the Woking Labour Party to the end.

Her loss will be felt deeply by us all, and we will miss her very much.

Tickets on Sale for Woking’s First Stand Up for Labour!

We are excited to be hosting the first ever Stand up for Labour Woking!! Crispin and the team are marking the occasion by bringing one of their strongest ever line ups, liquid priz

Taking place at Cafe TwelveThirty (Christ Church Woking, Jubilee Square, Woking GU21 6YG), the night includes four fantastic acts:

Softly spoken – but acerbic – Mary Bourke has brought hysteria to Stand up for Labour events in Vauxhall, Witney, Watford, St Albans and Chiswick. Mary has a beautifully crafted turn of phrase, an ability to draw you in and then shock!

Sir Ian Bowler, a fake Tory MP, whose act has gone down a storm at Stand up for Labour shows all over the country. His act is an hilarious mix of one liners, poems and painful, personal anecdotes.

Clare Ferguson-Walker, stand-up comedian and poet (recently toured with John Cooper-Clarke). One of the stand-out acts during the #JC4PM tour.

Patrick Monahan is one of the best banter merchants on the comedy circuit and his act has gone down so well with Labour Party crowds that he was winner of Stand up for Labour’s Act of the year last year. He also won ITV1’s ‘Show me the Funny’, in which millions tuned in and he won with an audience vote.

The night is hosted by Crispin Flintoff, who set up Stand up for Labour in 2013 and has now organised over 250 shows in England, Scotland and Wales.

Tickets cost £10 if bought before 1 October/£12 in advance/£15 on the door.

Buy tickets here.