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Gordon Brown visits Beormund Community Centre

London SE1 website team

The Prime Minister and five cabinet ministers visited the Beormund Community Centre in Abbey Street on Wednesday to launch the Government's draft legislative programme.

Gordon Brown visits Beormund Community Centre
Gordon Brown at the Beormund Centre (courtesy John Gray)
Gordon Brown visits Beormund Community Centre
Gordon Brown, Cllr Richard Livingstone, Coral Newell and Harriet Harman

Mr Brown was joined by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, Health Secretary Alan Johnson, Education Secretary Ed Balls, Communities Secretary Hazel Blears and Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman.

The cabinet members chaired a number of round-table discussions about Government policy before a concluding speech by the Prime Minister.

The event was held in the sports hall of the Beormund Community Centre in Bermondsey's Abbey Street.

• On Thursday morning communities secretary Hazel Blears returned to SE1 to visit Coin Street Community Builders as part of the launch of her department's new Community Empowerment, Housing and Economic Regeneration Bill. Ms Blears will soon have to make a decision on CSCB's controversial Doon Street skyscraper proposal.

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