John Cryer MP held a fundraising swimming race at the Olympic Aquatic Centre

MP makes splash for charity

Swimmers at John Cryer's charity fundraising race.

Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer during his team's victory swim.

MPs, councillors and school children made up some of the teams racing in the charity event.

Swimmers take part in the relay.

Swimmers take part in the relay.

Swimmers take part in the relay.

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John Cryer MP made a splash for charity today hosting a fundraising swimming gala for the Alzheimer’s Society at the London Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Park.

The Leyton and Wanstead MP, whose relay team also featured Leeds West Labour MP Rachel Reeves and Bristol North West Conservative MP Charlotte Leslie, took on teams from Waltham Forest council, the London Legacy Development Corporation, Leyton Sixth Form College and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Mr Cryer’s team claimed the victory on the day, ahead of what he said was a competitive field.

The podium was rounded out by swimmers from the Alzheimer’s Society taking second place with the London Legacy Sharks in third.

Leyton Sixth Form’s team came fourth and Waltham Forest Council’s team, made up of councillors Gerry Lyons, Ahsan Khan, Khevyn Limbajee, finished in sixth place.

“I thank all the participants for taking time out to support this event,” Mr Cryer said.

“Sadly many of us will develop dementia as we get older. Most of us know someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, be they a neighbour, friend or relative.

“I was a bit embarrassed that my assembled team won but the race was very competitive and exhausting.”

A junior race between swimmers from Newport School in Newport Road, Leyton, Norlington School for Boys in Norlington Road, Leyton, and Mayville Primary School in Lincoln Street, Leytonstone, was won by Newport School.

Mr Cryer is aiming to raise £2,000 for research into dementia.

Visit www.justgiving.com/John-Cryer-MP to donate.

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11:08pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Did his mummy dry him off after with a soft towel and take him for a packet of chips afterwards? She has always looked after him, including getting him a safe seat in Parliament. Bless.
Did his mummy dry him off after with a soft towel and take him for a packet of chips afterwards? She has always looked after him, including getting him a safe seat in Parliament. Bless. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -11

9:53am Fri 4 Apr 14

Techno3 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Did his mummy dry him off after with a soft towel and take him for a packet of chips afterwards? She has always looked after him, including getting him a safe seat in Parliament. Bless.
He's just another 'Red Prince': a fake socialist who has gone into the family business of living the good life at the expense of the public.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Did his mummy dry him off after with a soft towel and take him for a packet of chips afterwards? She has always looked after him, including getting him a safe seat in Parliament. Bless.[/p][/quote]He's just another 'Red Prince': a fake socialist who has gone into the family business of living the good life at the expense of the public. Techno3
  • Score: -6

10:26am Fri 4 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Techno3 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Did his mummy dry him off after with a soft towel and take him for a packet of chips afterwards? She has always looked after him, including getting him a safe seat in Parliament. Bless.
He's just another 'Red Prince': a fake socialist who has gone into the family business of living the good life at the expense of the public.
Yes, and come the next election we apparently are having the privilege of more nepotism in the guise of 'Public Service' the Kinnock's son, Euan Bliar, son of a Warmongering father (nearly 500 servicemen killed in Afghanistan alone) in a futile war and Lord ( my wife wants to be a Lady) Punchy' Prescott's little lad, all carefully chosen for safe seats, parachuted in above women, ethnic minority candidates and ordinary hard working people who have gone through the Councillor apprenticeships.

Of course, these Champagne Socialists are the greatest hypocrites in politics.
The Kinnock's have milked the system try as hopeless MEP's for years. Neil Kinnock the biggest failure as a leader (Allllll righhhhht, alllll righhhhht!) his legacy being when he fell over in the sea. Although Milliband will probably beat this atrocious record when his brother David comes in from the cold from exile in the USA.
[quote][p][bold]Techno3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Did his mummy dry him off after with a soft towel and take him for a packet of chips afterwards? She has always looked after him, including getting him a safe seat in Parliament. Bless.[/p][/quote]He's just another 'Red Prince': a fake socialist who has gone into the family business of living the good life at the expense of the public.[/p][/quote]Yes, and come the next election we apparently are having the privilege of more nepotism in the guise of 'Public Service' the Kinnock's son, Euan Bliar, son of a Warmongering father (nearly 500 servicemen killed in Afghanistan alone) in a futile war and Lord ( my wife wants to be a Lady) Punchy' Prescott's little lad, all carefully chosen for safe seats, parachuted in above women, ethnic minority candidates and ordinary hard working people who have gone through the Councillor apprenticeships. Of course, these Champagne Socialists are the greatest hypocrites in politics. The Kinnock's have milked the system try as hopeless MEP's for years. Neil Kinnock the biggest failure as a leader (Allllll righhhhht, alllll righhhhht!) his legacy being when he fell over in the sea. Although Milliband will probably beat this atrocious record when his brother David comes in from the cold from exile in the USA. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -10

10:39am Fri 4 Apr 14

angryofwalthamforest says...

I think some people maybe need to do a bit of ressearch into their pathetic comments - Cryer was hardly going to get a safe seat because his parents had been MPs. You only have to look at the press at the time to see that Mandelson was trying to get the some bloke called Tristram as MP for the area. Never mind that he has a track record of rebelling against the Labour Whip
I think some people maybe need to do a bit of ressearch into their pathetic comments - Cryer was hardly going to get a safe seat because his parents had been MPs. You only have to look at the press at the time to see that Mandelson was trying to get the some bloke called Tristram as MP for the area. Never mind that he has a track record of rebelling against the Labour Whip angryofwalthamforest
  • Score: 3

10:45am Fri 4 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

angryofwalthamforest wrote:
I think some people maybe need to do a bit of ressearch into their pathetic comments - Cryer was hardly going to get a safe seat because his parents had been MPs. You only have to look at the press at the time to see that Mandelson was trying to get the some bloke called Tristram as MP for the area. Never mind that he has a track record of rebelling against the Labour Whip
Yeah right, he probably had never heard of Leyton before except from his mum's old Johnny Leyton records.

Nepotism with a capital 'N'. Good if you can get it.
[quote][p][bold]angryofwalthamforest[/bold] wrote: I think some people maybe need to do a bit of ressearch into their pathetic comments - Cryer was hardly going to get a safe seat because his parents had been MPs. You only have to look at the press at the time to see that Mandelson was trying to get the some bloke called Tristram as MP for the area. Never mind that he has a track record of rebelling against the Labour Whip[/p][/quote]Yeah right, he probably had never heard of Leyton before except from his mum's old Johnny Leyton records. Nepotism with a capital 'N'. Good if you can get it. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -8

12:14pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

angryofwalthamforest wrote:
I think some people maybe need to do a bit of ressearch into their pathetic comments - Cryer was hardly going to get a safe seat because his parents had been MPs. You only have to look at the press at the time to see that Mandelson was trying to get the some bloke called Tristram as MP for the area. Never mind that he has a track record of rebelling against the Labour Whip
You have been hooked onto the 'New Labour' carp fish, conned by a party that after 13 years of power (things can only get better song hahaha) they bankrupt the country, drag us through two wars, have blood of thousands of British Servicemen, on their hands, condoned mass immigration and socially engineered kids into useless 'media studies' degree courses and the like.

Of course, you and other Lemmings will vote these Champagne Socialistsback into local and national government again.
[quote][p][bold]angryofwalthamforest[/bold] wrote: I think some people maybe need to do a bit of ressearch into their pathetic comments - Cryer was hardly going to get a safe seat because his parents had been MPs. You only have to look at the press at the time to see that Mandelson was trying to get the some bloke called Tristram as MP for the area. Never mind that he has a track record of rebelling against the Labour Whip[/p][/quote]You have been hooked onto the 'New Labour' carp fish, conned by a party that after 13 years of power (things can only get better song hahaha) they bankrupt the country, drag us through two wars, have blood of thousands of British Servicemen, on their hands, condoned mass immigration and socially engineered kids into useless 'media studies' degree courses and the like. Of course, you and other Lemmings will vote these Champagne Socialistsback into local and national government again. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

12:44pm Fri 4 Apr 14

stickmanny says...

Yes we will, because that's better than voting in a bunch of Champagne Capitalists who don't even pretend to care about anyone else.

There's your answer. No need to post the same nauseating crap again, and again, and again, and again.
Yes we will, because that's better than voting in a bunch of Champagne Capitalists who don't even pretend to care about anyone else. There's your answer. No need to post the same nauseating crap again, and again, and again, and again. stickmanny
  • Score: 2

1:20pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
Yes we will, because that's better than voting in a bunch of Champagne Capitalists who don't even pretend to care about anyone else.

There's your answer. No need to post the same nauseating crap again, and again, and again, and again.
Precisely my point the hypocritical Champagne Socialist ARE capitalists!

Let's take your adored former leader Blair. He has made multiple millions since leaving office together with his legal aid queen wife Cheerie, on taxpayer funded rubbish cases. They have bought their children 'starter homes' of well over a million pound each. Feathered the nests of their sons into 'football management' and now a safe Labour Seat.
Then you take someone like the odious Diane Abbott, ranting on about the abolition of Grammar Schools and the benefits of Comprehensive Schools, then sends her son to a fee paying school. Hypocrites.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Yes we will, because that's better than voting in a bunch of Champagne Capitalists who don't even pretend to care about anyone else. There's your answer. No need to post the same nauseating crap again, and again, and again, and again.[/p][/quote]Precisely my point the hypocritical Champagne Socialist ARE capitalists! Let's take your adored former leader Blair. He has made multiple millions since leaving office together with his legal aid queen wife Cheerie, on taxpayer funded rubbish cases. They have bought their children 'starter homes' of well over a million pound each. Feathered the nests of their sons into 'football management' and now a safe Labour Seat. Then you take someone like the odious Diane Abbott, ranting on about the abolition of Grammar Schools and the benefits of Comprehensive Schools, then sends her son to a fee paying school. Hypocrites. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -6

4:33pm Fri 4 Apr 14

angryofwalthamforest says...

Village Cranberry why not go and look up John Cryers voting record on the Wars you refer to. You'll see he has voted against them many times.


Better that than peddling your inane garbage like some gormless parrot!
Village Cranberry why not go and look up John Cryers voting record on the Wars you refer to. You'll see he has voted against them many times. Better that than peddling your inane garbage like some gormless parrot! angryofwalthamforest
  • Score: 3

8:01pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Alan_1976 says...

Darn him!

Darn him and his charity fund raising!

Despicable behaviour! Probably only helped raise money because of his parents.

If only he'd had parents who could have helped him live a life of bitter commenting on a website under pseudonyms!

Let's hope people see sense and get rid of this terrible charity fundraiser!
Darn him! Darn him and his charity fund raising! Despicable behaviour! Probably only helped raise money because of his parents. If only he'd had parents who could have helped him live a life of bitter commenting on a website under pseudonyms! Let's hope people see sense and get rid of this terrible charity fundraiser! Alan_1976
  • Score: 4

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