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Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jo Cox. A beacon of a person who was compassionate, and fought tirelessly for social justice and fairness.

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party said:
 
“The whole of the Labour Party and Labour family - and indeed the whole country - will be in shock at the horrific murder of Jo Cox today.
 
Jo Cox had a lifelong record of public service and a deep commitment to humanity. She worked both for Oxfam and the anti-slavery charity, the Freedom Fund, before she was elected last year as MP for Batley and Spen – where she was born and grew up.
 
Jo was dedicated to getting us to live up to our promises to support the developing world and strengthen human rights – and she brought those values and principles with her when she became an MP.
 
Jo died doing her public duty at the heart of our democracy, listening to and representing the people she was elected to serve. It is a profoundly important cause for us all.
 
Jo was universally liked at Westminster, not just by her Labour colleagues, but across Parliament.
 
In the coming days, there will be questions to answer about how and why she died. But for now all our thoughts are with Jo’s husband Brendan and their two young children. They will grow up without their mum, but can be immensely proud of what she did, what she achieved and what she stood for.
 
We send them our deepest condolences. We have lost a much loved colleague, a real talent and a dedicated campaigner for social justice and peace. But they have lost a wife and a mother, and our hearts go out to them.”
 
Tom Watson MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party said: 
 
“The whole of the Labour movement is devastated at Jo's death. We have lost a colleague so young who had much more to contribute to public life. She was our future.
 
It is hard to comprehend how a compassionate, principled and beautiful person can be taken away from us so cruelly. It's even more devastating because she was doing what she did best - serving her constituents.
 
We grieve her loss. Our love and prayers are with Brendan and Jo's family.”

RIP Jo Cox

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jo Cox. A beacon of a person who was compassionate, and fought tirelessly for social justice and fairness.

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On Wednesday 24th February 2016, Chinese for Labour celebrated Chinese New Year with their annual banquet at the Phoenix Palace. Over 200 people attended the event including British Chinese guests from business, the arts, students, public services and charities. Many members of Labour's Shadow Cabinet and fellow MPs and peers were also represented.

Sonny Leong, Chairman of Chinese for Labour, praised the diversity of Britain and emphasised the vital need for the Labour Party to continue reaching out to ethnic minority communities. Sonny also gave special thanks to Raymond Siu, owner of the Phoenix Palace for hosting the event. 

Other speakers at the event include Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party; Tom Watson, Deputy leader of the Labour Party, and Hilary Benn, Shadow Foreign Secretary.   

Jeremy Corbyn thanked Chinese for Labour for its support and contribution to the Labour Party. He welcomed the British Chinese community's contribution to British society, called for more Chinese to be taught in our schools and for the Government to stop its negative attitude to international students.

Hilary Benn spoke of the need for Britain to remain part of Europe especially in an increasingly globalised world. EU membership gives the British people jobs, investment and growth, and leaving the EU brings great uncertainty and risk.

Highlights of the event include a Lion dance and auction, the proceeds of which will help support British Chinese people into politics. 

Chinese for Labour wish everyone who attended the event a prosperous Year of the Monkey and best wishes for the future. 

 

Chinese for Labour New Year Banquet 2016

On Wednesday 24th February 2016, Chinese for Labour celebrated Chinese New Year with their annual banquet at the Phoenix Palace. Over 200 people attended the event including British Chinese guests...

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Click HERE for photos of the Reception.

Last Tuesday, Chinese for Labour held their annual Chinese New Year Reception at the new Labour Headquarters. Almost 200 people attended the events, including Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, Deputy Leader, Tom Watson and several other Labour MPs. 

It was Jeremy Corbyn's inaugural attendance at a Chinese for Labour event. He praised the contribution that the Chinese community had given to Britain and looked forward to working with Chinese for Labour in engaging with Chinese voters.

Many in attendance included the East London Chinese Community Centre, the  British Chinese Project and Islington Chinese Association, an organisation that Jeremy Corbyn has had a long and fruitful relationship with over the years. 

Chinese for Labour was also proud to invite Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming to speak at the reception. This was the first time an official representative from China has spoken at one of our events.

Ambassador Liu reflected on what may be coming in the new year. He emphasised the resilience of the Chinese economy, the continuing progress of Chinese/British relations and the importance of Labour's contribution between our two countries. You can read more the whole of Ambassador Liu's speech here.

Chinese for Labour Chair, Sonny Leong celebrated the diversity of Britain and the Labour party as well as warning the party not to take the ethnic vote for granted. The full speech can be read here.

Speeches were also given by Iain McNicol, General Secretary of the Labour Party, Kate Green, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities and Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Party. Tom's speech can be read here.

Chinese for Labour wish everyone who attended a prosperous Year of the Monkey and thank those who spoke at the event.

Chinese for Labour New Year Reception 2016

Click HERE for photos of the Reception. Last Tuesday, Chinese for Labour held their annual Chinese New Year Reception at the new Labour Headquarters. Almost 200 people attended the events,...

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