4. Extracts from website www.harrycohen.labour.co.uk,
29 March 2009|
Harry Cohen, Labour MP for Leyton and Wanstead,
House of Commons, London, UK
Welcome to my website.
PLEASE NOTE: This website
is currently undergoing refurbishment and will be re-launched
soon. Feel free to have a browse but remember some of the items
are awaiting updating!
Its purpose is to provide you with an introduction
to me and my work as an MP. I have had over 23 successful years
working for Labour and my constituents, and remain active locally,
in Parliament and internationally.
I am an elected member of the UK Parliament. I live
in my Leyton and Wanstead constituency and care about bringing
advances for my community.
It's not all work, work, work (although to Harry
and his wife it sometimes seems that way). Though Harry has been
kept busy, he still just about manages to have a life outside
of politics. Harry is a family man with grandchildren. He enjoys
living in Leyton with Ellen, his wife of over 28 years, and their
three cats and Jack Russell called Rosa, named after the German
Socialist Rosa Luxemburg. Harry sponsors Solomon, a young boy
in Ghana via the Christian charity World Vision, and they regularly
keep in contact by mail. Ellen sponsors Gita, a young Bangladeshi
girl, via the same charity.
With the rest of his time he likes to take in filmswith
a friend and former neighbour he has formed "the French Film
Club"and read books. He likes to listen to world music,
pop music and some classical music - he likes Shostakovich. He
would like to have more time to see a bit more horseracing as
he likes a bet or two. He used to jointly own, with neighbouring
MP Neil Gerrard, a racing greyhound. After winning thirteen races
she has been retired to a good family home. Harry enjoys football
on the tele or at the Brisbane Road stadium supporting Leyton
Orient. He likes real ale and Hoegaarden white beer, and the occasional
Friday evening in The Essex. It's like an afro-caribbean party
there. Harry also spends weekends with Ellen and Rosa in their
static caravan at St. Lawrence Bay near Bradwell on Sea. He enjoys
and benefits from regular Art therapy. He is a founder member
of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dance. Of course Harry
is also always interested in news and current affairs.
29 March 2009