Chinese for Labour
My Lords, distinguish guests, ladies and gentlemen, good evening and welcome.
A very special welcome to Minister Counsellor Mr Cong Peiwu from the Chinese Embassy.
Sun Lin Fai Lock, Kung Hee Fatt Choy (Sing Nian Kuay Lock) – a belated Very Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year to all.
I want to make three points this evening.
First, is about gambling.
London Chinatown is known now as London Casino-town – there are over 120 book makers in Westminster particularly concentrated around London Chinatown.
Chinese for Labour held a very successful and enjoyable banquet to welcome in the Year of the Snake. Over 170 members and supporters attended the event on 27 February 2013 at the Phoenix Palace Restaurant in Central London. This year's event attracted many guests, among them Shadow Leader Baroness Royall, Caroline Flint, the Chinese Embassy's Counsellor Cong Peiwu and the Deputy Mayor from Paris's 13th District Buon-Huong Tan.
Our Gala Chinese New Year Banquet 2013 to celebrate the Year of the Snake is on Wednesday, 27th February 2013. The event will be held at the Phoenix Palace Restaurant, 3-5 Glentworth Street, London NW1 5PG, and will begin with a champagne reception with canapés at 6.30 pm, followed by dinner at 7.15 pm.
As in previous years' our Chinese New Year Banquet is a must attend dinner amongst Labour MPs and it is well supported by the Shadow Cabinet. We are expecting several Senior Shadow Cabinet Secretaries to attend the event. To secure your place, please download the form and return to Ms Lauren Pang, Chinese for Labour, 7A Honiton Road, Southend-on-sea, Essex SS1 2RT.