On July 10th I hosted a fundraising dinner for West Derby MP Stephen Twigg, Dame Tessa Jowell MP and Victoria Groulef, Labour PPC for Reading West, at my restaurant Troia. There was a huge turn out to help raise vital funds for a key target seat at the next General Election and to hear from our guest speaker Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander MP.

Douglas gave a very interesting talk, drawing on his experience as Labour’s campaign co-ordinator during the 2010 general election. I also took the opportunity to talk with Douglas about the ongoing situation in Syria and other current international developments.

It was great to see so many Enfield Southgate members at the dinner to support our former MP Stephen Twigg and I am looking forward to hosting many more fundraisers like this in the near future.