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News
Brexit: Pro-EU youngsters single out Diane Abbott in ad van stand 

19 Jun 18

Van stand: the poster driven around Hackney yesterday.


Blog politics
Newham Full Council Meeting 18 June 2018 – 3 minute update on Housing Services 

19 Jun 18

Picture from the new style Newham Full Council meeting at East Ham Town Hall yesterday evening.


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Essex Way: Epping to Chipping Ongar 

18 Jun 18

Off message.


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Community Land Trusts – are they part of the answer? Compass in Newham debate 3rd July 

17 Jun 18

This looks like a good event but I have clash that evening.


News
Jeremy Corbyn is interrupted by anti-Brexit campaigners as he speaks at Labour Live festival  

17 Jun 18

Anti-Brexit protesters interrupted Jeremy Corbyn’s headline speech at ‘Jez Fest’ at White Hart Lane Recreation Ground in Wood Green with a chorus of ‘stop backing Brexit’.


Blog politics
120k kids in B&Bs, Grenfell Tower; 200k Tenants abused pa; NHHG Fashion, Rutting Stags, Tackling Fuel Poverty – Labour Housing Group AGM 2018 

16 Jun 18

This morning I went to the AGM of the Labour Housing Group which took place at Camden Town Hall.


Blog politics
“Councils face replacement property drought” 

15 Jun 18

Two-thirds of councils will be unable to replace all the homes sold under Right to Buy without significant reform of the system, according to the Local Government Association.


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Why Pensions are so important and organising to defend the Local Government Pension Scheme 

14 Jun 18

Today I had a record breaking 3 meetings on Pensions.


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Canonbury councillor secures funding for local Art Club 

14 Jun 18

The FCV Dorcas Art Club recently hosted a tea party at The Bridge Centre to unveil their new mosaic, created with funding allocated by local Canonbury councillor Clare Jeapes.


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Islington Council appoints London’s first Women and Girls Champion 

14 Jun 18

Islington Labour councillors have welcomed the appointment of councillor Kadeema Woodbyrne as Islington’s Women and Girls Champion for 2018-2019 – the first role of its kind in London.


Blog politics
Green For Grenfell 

14 Jun 18

“Lighting up the Old Stratford Town Hall East Ham Town Hall at @NewhamLondon to mark our respects to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy one year on.


Blog politics
Magpie Project 

13 Jun 18

I spent some time this morning at the Magpie Project in Forest Gate talking to families using the centre volunteers.


News
Guardians of the Arches win support of Labour party at Parliament meeting over Network Rail sale 

13 Jun 18

Guardians of the Arches win support of Labour party at Parliament meeting over Network Rail sale 12 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> London Fields arches traders took their fight against Network Rail to Parliament this week and received the backing of top …


News
Guardians of the Arches win support of Labour party at Parliament meeting over Network Rail sale 

13 Jun 18

London Fields arches traders took their fight against Network Rail to Parliament last night and won the backing of top Labour MPs, including leader Jeremy Corbyn.


Blog
Free Festival Tickets 

12 Jun 18

Hi I have 4 free tickets for the Labour Live festival in White Hart Lane recreation ground this Saturday 16th June – Bands, politics the arts.


Blog politics
“What it’s like to be on the receiving end of a violent attack…” Lynn’s Story and UNISON Charter on Violence at Work 

12 Jun 18

Yesterday there was a Parliamentary launch of the UNISON Violence at work Charter for the 3rd Sector.


Blog politics
Doing business the right way benefits everyone 

11 Jun 18

“John Gray says it is worrying for asset owners that many companies have failed to take part in the government-backed Workforce Disclosure Initiative.


News
This week 30 years ago: 42 Islington Labour councillors face 5-year ban from political office 

11 Jun 18

This week 30 years ago: 42 Islington Labour councillors face 5-year ban from political office 51 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Labour councillors faced disqualification from political office.


Blog politics
Over a million people on Council waiting list. Let’s turn Benefits into Bricks? 

10 Jun 18

Many thanks to Shelter for their report highlighting the National Housing waiting list crisis.


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West Hammers “on the knocker” for Janet in Lewisham East 

9 Jun 18

Picture collage from this afternoon’s campaigning by (mostly) West Ham Labour in support of Janet Dady, Labour Parliamentary candidate for the Lewisham East by election.


Blog
Closure of White Hart Lane Rec 

9 Jun 18

Closure of White Hart Lane rec next week due to a large ‘Labour party event’.


Blog politics
Tower Hamlets Community Housing Strike over Pay 

8 Jun 18

Early this morning I went to the UNISON picket line outside the headquarters of Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) to show solidarity and support for the strikers.


News
Labour member suspended over anti-Semitic post 

8 Jun 18

A Momentum member and youth club leader has been suspended from the Labour Party for making an anti-Semitic post.


Blog politics
Islington Labour demands genuine guarantee from Prime Minister on EU Citizens’ rights 

8 Jun 18

Islington Labour councillors have expressed their disappointment over the Government’s response to their petition, which urged the Prime Minister to immediately guarantee the full rights of local people from other countries in the European Union.


Blog politics
Newham Cabinet Meeting Monday 5 JUne 2018 

7 Jun 18

This was the first cabinet meeting of the new administration which I thought went really well.


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Making Crouch Hill station accessible for all 

7 Jun 18

Islington Labour councillors for Tollington ward are campaigning for an accessible Crouch Hill station in response to concerns from local residents.


News
Dalston towers over Eastern Curve Garden approved despite loss of sunlight 

7 Jun 18

An artist impression of the Thames House blocks as viewed from the north.


Blog politics
Paying homage to Keir Hardie at West Ham 

6 Jun 18

Yesterday I took my fellow UNISON NEC member (and NHS hospital worker) Mary Locke on a whistle stop tour of the Old Town Hall in Stratford.


News
Labour party pays tribute to former Hackney councillor Geoff Taylor who has retired after 16 years service 

6 Jun 18

Labour party pays tribute to former Hackney councillor Geoff Taylor who has retired after 16 years service 40 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew –> Labour party members have commissioned a huge pot and planted a red rose bush in it as a gift for long-…


News
Labour party pays tribute to former Hackney councillor Geoff Taylor who has retired after 16 years service 

6 Jun 18

Labour party members have commissioned a huge pot and planted a red rose bush in it as a gift for long-standing councillor Geoff Taylor, who has stepped down after 16 years’ service.


Blog politics
West Hammers helping out at Lewisham East this Saturday 9 June 2pm at Lee Station: Vote Janet Daby 

5 Jun 18

West Ham Labour Party are organising a campaigning event to support the Labour Candidate (and UNISON member), Janet Daby, in the Lewisham East By Election.


Blog politics
Appeal by Mayor of Newham to find boy’s killers 

5 Jun 18

A really heartfelt plea by the Mayor for help in finding the murderers and reassurance that everything possible will be done to protect our young people in Newham.


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Carpenters Estate Stratford 

4 Jun 18

On Saturday I mobiked through the Carpenters Estate to meet a friend at the Olympic stadium and on route had a chance to do an unofficial walkabout.


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Newham Youth Council & Cabinet meeting 

3 Jun 18

On Friday afternoon the Newham Mayor, Rokhsana Fiaz and her Cabinet (including yours truly) met the Newham Young Mayor ,Tomiwa Akintunde andthe Youth Council .


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Early Parliamentary Selection: Chingford & Woodford Green 

2 Jun 18

Dear member, Applications are now open for Chingford Woodford Green Parliamentary seat.


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Councillors Award Funding to Parents and Carers’ Business Start-up Programme 

1 Jun 18

St George’s ward councillors have awarded funding to a programme of business start-up sessions to help support local parents and carers into work.


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Damp or Condensation? is it caused by “lifestyle” or is it actually overcrowding? 

1 Jun 18

Yesterday evening I went on an inspection of 8 flats with Newham London Housing management and technical officers to this block in Plaistow following some horrendousreports of disrepair damp in the block.


Blog politics
RBS LOBO loans a “fraud on the people” 

31 May 18

Newham Cllr John Whitworth labels RBS ‘inverse floater’LOBO loans a “fraud on the people” at RBS AGM, demanding further disclosure from the bank.


Blog politics
Plaistow from the 15th floor 

30 May 18

View from 15th floor of Victoria Point E13 Newham London overlooking Plaistow .


News
Viewpoint: Housing safety is a priority after Grenfell 

30 May 18

I am delighted that John Biggs has been re-elected as mayor of Tower Hamlets along with 42 Labour councillors.


Blog politics
Unsung Hero: The Jack Jones Story – Trailer 

29 May 18

‘UnsungHero – The Jack Jones Story’ is a documentary on one of the greatest Britishfigures of the past century – a man who exercised more power over governmenteconomic policy than any other trades union leader in British history.


Hyperlocal
Hackney offers solutions to reduce knife crime in the borough 

29 May 18

The Ethnic Minority Forum of Hackney Labour hosted its first public meeting to debate gun and knife crime.


Blog politics
Labour NEC Report – May 2018 

28 May 18

Jeremy Corbyn was unable to attend the May NEC meeting as he was in Manchester for the events to commemorate the tragic Manchester Arena bombing.


News
Unite buys 1,000 tickets for Labour Live music festival after disappointing sales 

28 May 18

Tickets for the event on June 16 at the White Hart Lane recreation ground in Tottenham, North London, cost £35.


Blog politics
John Constables Hay Wain: Now and then 

27 May 18

Off message but pretty perfect walk today in beautiful Essex and Suffolk…


Blog
#The curious case of the concealed casino clause 

27 May 18

THE Haringey Council Cabinet meeting of 21 March 2006 decided not to proceed with a casino at Alexandra Palace.


Blog politics
Lyn Brown MP: Demanding action on Gaza 

25 May 18

Common sense speech by our West Ham MP Lyn Brown, condemns the massacre in Gaza by the IDF (and the the Hamas terrorists who glory in the massacre).


Blog politics
On the side of private renters 

25 May 18

As the Islington Labour-run Town Hall secures a £300,000 fine for a private landlord in Junction ward, Cllr Diarmaid Ward writes about why it is so important to be on the side of private renters.


Blog politics
Increasing diversity in local government through extending the use of AWS 

25 May 18

For the first time in Islington’s history, over 50 per cent of our councillors are women.


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Making Islington Council dementia-friendly 

25 May 18

Labour-led Islington Council has been supporting Dementia Action Week (21-27 May) this week by delivering dementia awareness sessions in the borough.







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