Cazenove Blog

Your local Liberal Democrat Councillors for the Cazenove Ward in Hackney. Please feel free to make comments and talk about issues in Cazenove, Hackney, London, UK, Europe, the World and beyond!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Thank you!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone one who sent words of kindness and good wishes for myself and my family. As most of you are aware, my eldest son had been quite ill and due to a serious condition with his, was under treatment at the Royal Brompton, at the same time my mother became quite ill as well. Subsequently, I havent been able to hold my weekly surgeries as regularly as I would have liked to. Anyway, by the Grace of the Almighty my son is improving fantastically and he has returned to studies, though he will have to take things very slowly for quite sometime. Also my mother is improving as well. So once again, thank you all for your kind understanding, now I am back and I remain at your service.

Dawood-Ebrahim Akhoon

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Message from Ken Riley (Veteran of D-Day 1944) - Hope not Hate

Sixty-five years isn't a long time ago to me, it often feels like yesterday. I was in a tank division on D-Day 1944. It was a long, long day for us all - and the horrible, lonely sacrifices made that day by men scared yet brave is something I think about every day.These European Elections are personal to me. Some of the lads who went on D-Day and who never came back were barely old enough to vote. If they had made it through the fight against fascism, they would be voting now, voting to stop the BNP for the same reasons they fought in 1944.Sixty-five years ago might seem like a long time - but what made me volunteer then is what has made me volunteer now. Will you join me by volunteering for HOPE not Hate's campaign against the BNP to mark D-Day on Tuesday 2 June?

You can find your nearest event by going to this site and entering your postcode -

It is a source of great pride that the slog and sacrifice of my generation freed Europe from the tyranny of Hitler's Nazis. The sadness brought by the price we paid is overshadowed by the happiness that we made the modern Britain we have today possible. Our nation has so much to be proud of - but the BNP want to drag Britain down. They would drag us back to what I remember Churchill calling "a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime".I was barely into my twenties on D-Day 1944. We didn't fight then just to allow the Nazis a route back 65 years later. And while I am getting on, I will be back on the streets this Tuesday doing my bit with HOPE not hate.Please take a moment to go online and see if there any events near you. A couple of hours leafleting will mean a lot to me, and will make a real difference.

Click here and enter your postcode to find your nearest

Thank you for taking the time to read my message - and thank you for taking a stand sixty five years on from my D-Day.Yours,Ken RileyNormandy Veteran - Tank DivisionP.S. If there aren't any events near you, can you organise your own? Enter the event details on the site and the HOPE not hate campaign will provide you with the leaflets that you need.
You can do that here:


Click on the link or images to read what exactly what the BNP stands for!