On Monday 25th February we held the first Hackney Labour Pub Quiz as about 60 people packed into a room in the Pembury Tavern to answer questions on everything from atomic structure to Hackney’s radical past. We raised nearly £800 towards campaigning in two marginal seats in Thurrock and Chingford. We were joined by a team from Thurrock including their candidate at the next election John Kent who shared something about their experiences there and the challenge to win over UKIP supporters.
There was a nail-biting final round when two teams were tied in first place. The Tiggers team of Jon, Rika, Heather and Sarah emerged triumphant when they correctly answered that there are 18 MPs in Northern Ireland.
It was so much fun, we’re planning on making this a regular event.