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“Newham Deselection Was A Sign Of Democratic Change – Not A Power Grab” 

20 Mar 18

Very good article on LabourList by Newham resident Maya Goodfellow “Ever since Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader, a narrative has endured regardless of how well the party’s done at the ballot box or how many new membership cards are issued: …

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“United Utilities workers are on strike to defend their right to a fair pension” 

19 Mar 18

” UNISON members at United Utilities are on strike to defend their right to a fairpension.

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Stephen backs NCT’s #HiddenHalf campaign 

19 Mar 18

Stephen has attended a parliamentary event to support NCT’s #HiddenHalf campaign to get postnatal mental illness out of hiding.

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Newham Labour Mayoral Candidate Rokhsana Fiaz “Thank You” Party 

18 Mar 18

This is a really lovely picture from Roksana’s “thank you” party for supporters which took place last night at our campaign HQ in Canning Town.

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The role of pensions in building Community Wealth 

17 Mar 18

Professional Pensions: John Gray says we should think about investing more locally, but there are a number of serious practical investment problems to overcome As austerity bites and local authorities up and down the country struggle to provide …

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Rokhsana Fiaz Wins – She is the Newham Directly Elected Labour Mayoral Candidate 2018 

16 Mar 18

Fantastic news.

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Just 12 hours to go – Vote Rokhsana as your Labour Mayor candidate #NewhamRokhs 

15 Mar 18

“It’s time.

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It’s time for a fresh start. Vote Rokhsana Fiaz as your Labour candidate for Mayor of Newham 

14 Mar 18

It’s time.

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Statement by Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz on plans by the current Newham Mayor to set up a private development company & give it £3 billion of our assets 

13 Mar 18

2 My statement on plans by the current Newham Mayor to set up a private development company then give it our assets, value = £3bn.

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“Newham mayoral hopeful calls for vote on scrapping role” Guardian 

12 Mar 18

Rokhsana Fiaz is challenging Sir Robin Wales, the mayor of the London borough since 2002 “A referendum should be held on scrapping the directly elected mayoral system used in the London borough where the Olympics was held, according the woman …

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Happy Mothers Day! (and End Maternity Discrimination) 

11 Mar 18

Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely Mum, Margaret Gray and shout out to @rokhsanafiaz #Rokhs4Mayor call to end #maternity discrimination on this #MotheringSunday As a trade unionist I know that mothers are sacked or forced out of work every day of the …

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UNISON and Unite have officially endorsed Rokhsana Fiaz as the Labour candidate for Newham Mayor 

10 Mar 18

Both UNISON and Unite have officially endorsed Rokhsana Fiaz as the Labour candidate for Newham Mayor in May.

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“I can think of nobody better to be the Mayor of Newham than her” ….Rokhsana Fiaz for Newham Mayor 

9 Mar 18

Great letter of endorsement for Rokhsana Fiaz as Newham Labour Mayoral Candidate by our West Ham MP, Lyn Brown.

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Angela Rayner MP to speak at UNISON Housing Association Branch AGM 

8 Mar 18

“This is to confirm that our Branch Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 20 March 2018 at 6pm in Committee Room 5 at the House of Commons in the historic Palace of Westminster.

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Happy International Women’s Day Eve! (meeting West Ham Women’s Forum on Tuesday 13 March at Eat16 7.30pm) 

7 Mar 18

Please join us next Tuesday 13th March as we celebrate International Women’s Day with Sarah Green, the Director of End Violence Against women Coalition.

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I #VotedRokhs – Official UNISON Labour Link candidate! 

6 Mar 18

“I’ve voted – have you? Please share if you’ve # VotedRokhs so we can show Labour members that it’s time for a change, a new vision and a new way of doing things for the people of Newham.

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‘It’s a disgrace that housing workers live in worse conditions than those they are trying to house’ 

5 Mar 18

Access to good, affordable social housing is key to family and social health, community service group conference hears “It is a disgrace that housing association workers are living in worse conditions than the people they are trying to house.

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Vote Rokhsana for Newham Mayoral Ballot #RokhsTheVote 

4 Mar 18

I have come back today from UNISON Community conference and have just voted online for the candidate supported by Greater London UNISON Labour Link, Rokhsana Fiaz.

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Labour Link, Diversity & the Housing Crisis: Waltham Forest LG UNISON AGM 

3 Mar 18

Last week I was honoured to be invited to be a guest speaker at Waltham Forest Local Government branch AGM.

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Happy St David’s Day: Hapus Dydd Gŵyl Dewi! 

1 Mar 18

Hat tip Sonia Klein See what the Daily Mirrors take on St David’s Day.

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Eve of Poll for Rokhsana Fiaz as Newham Labour Mayoral Candidate 

28 Feb 18

I spent this evening alternating from delivering #NewhamRokhs leaflets in the freezing cold and snow to sitting in an over warm campaign office stuffing envelopes and attaching labels.

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The speech that never was – West Ham Ward Labour Councillor selections 2018 

27 Feb 18

Since on Saturday I was affirmed by West Ham ward members as a Councillor candidate for May, I was not able to give my speech – so will blog it here instead 🙂 “My name is John Gray and I have lived in Newham for the last 30 years and have been …

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Rokhsana Fiaz Interview: On Newham’s ‘Unhealthy’ Mayoral Model, Dog Whistle Politics And Diversity 

26 Feb 18

‘I’d be the first directly elected woman of colour’ in the UK (hat tip Huffington Post by Paul Waugh) Rokhsana Fiaz is an EastEnder, through and through.

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Stephen attends Citizen Advice reception 

26 Feb 18

An interactive map created by Citizens Advice that reveals the issues people are facing in East Ham has been presented to Stephen.

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Forest Gate North Labour selects Sasha, Anamul & Rachel 

25 Feb 18

A great picture from the end of last night’s Labour Party selection meeting, where local members voted overwhelmingly to return their existing Councillors, Rachel Tripp and Anamul Islam, as candidates for the local elections in May.

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Re-selected as West Ham Labour (& future Co-operative Party) Councillor Candidate 2018 

24 Feb 18

I am very pleased that I was reselected today as a Labour Party candidate for the local elections in May 2018 for West Ham ward in Newham, London.

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On the “dog & bone” 4 Rokhsana 4 Mayor 

23 Feb 18

I love this picture from the telephone bank tonight of Newham Labour Party members supporting the selection of Councillor Rokhsana Fiaz as the Labour Party candidate to be our next Directly Elected Mayor.

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Ian Henderson on the Grenville Fire & Why Labour Needs to Win in Kensington & Chelsea in May 

22 Feb 18

Arrived late @WestHamLabour General Committee.

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“Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz promises council transparency and affordable housing if elected as Newham mayor” 

21 Feb 18

Newham Councillor Rokhsana Fiaz was selected last night by a Labour Party interview panel comprising West and East Ham CLP Executive Officers and London Labour Board members as the only candidate to take on long time incumbent, Robin Wales, to be our…

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Planning Battle Won for More Social Housing (War continues) 

20 Feb 18

I was really proud tonight of West Ham Ward residents who objected, organised and worked hard to oppose a planning application that would have robbed local people and the homeless of chance of homes at an “affordable” or social rent.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sir Robin Wales challenges critics and claims trigger ballot ‘fix’ against him as re-selection contest looms 

19 Feb 18

Blimey, is this supposed to be an Alan “Olive Branch” to the community? Since nearly all the young, talented (and mostly female) Newham Councillors are now standing down – I think this is just a little late…

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25% so-called “Affordable” Housing is not enough! West Ham Branch Labour Canvass & Petition about former Ford Car showrooms development. 

18 Feb 18

Picture collage from last Sunday when I was with Cllr John Whitworth and a West Ham CLP Labour team campaigning in my ward, West Ham.

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BBC “World Tonight” LOBOs Loans and why Council including Newham are still being being ripped off by the Banks 

17 Feb 18

On BBC Radio 4 “World Tonight” on Wednesday there was a feature on the LOBO derivative loans scandal and how they have played a role in the recent bankruptcy of Northamptonshire County Council.

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John Gray Newham Councillor: Selection Statement 

16 Feb 18

“I have been a pro-active Newham Councillor since 2010 and keen Labour activist and campaigner.

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Newham Councillor Selection Meetings – East Ham 17/18 Feb & West Ham 24/25 Feb 

15 Feb 18

East Ham 17/18 February at East Ham Town Hall, 328 Barking Road, London E6 2RP Ward Name AWS Day Date Time Manor Park 1 Saturday 17-Feb-18 10.30am Little Ilford 1 Saturday 17-Feb-18

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