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Steve invited up and coming Labour MP Chuka Umunna to be the guest speaker at Ealing North Labour’s annual dinner on 12th January. He is the Shadow secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable’s opposite number, though he has a keen ambition to be in his shoes (political shoes and not dancing shoes).
Chuka praised the Parliamentary Labour Party for the work it was doing behind the scenes to move the government into a more caring position and that many of the decisions they are making were originally Labour suggestions. He said that there was much to be done to help small businesses to get moving in the economy as it is and that he was making every effort to do that. He also praised Steve for being one of the only MP’s to make him feel at ease in Westminster since he arrived there 18 months ago.
Steve also praised Chuka by saying “I think we may have seen the future of the Labour Party here in Perivale.