Thursday, 6 May 2010

Local Faces - John Battle

I heard on the radio yesterday that John Battle stood down as Member of Parliament for Leeds West so, thought it relevant to put him on the site today.

He first entered Parliament in the General Election of 11 June 1987 and stood down on 12 April this year when the election was announced.

John is one of the few who appears on more than one panel. In 2000 he was at the forefront of the Leeds Jubilee 2000 Network 'Drop the Debt Campaign' and appears holding the banner on the Community Spirit Panel.

Both pieces were printed on fabric. Drop the Debt was embroidered by Jackie Barron and Janet Taylor in 46 hours and the John Battle from the Local Faces panel was hand stitched by Sheila Eagleton in 32 hours.

Don't forget to vote.

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