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Thank you and onwards!

Thank you to all the members of Tollington ward Labour Party who voted this evening to re-select myself and Cllr Flora Williamson to re-stand in next year’s local elections.  We’ll be joined by Anj Khurana, who won a very comradely … Continue reading

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Concern about the NHS STP

I’ve written a joint letter with other local Council Leaders to Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, about our concerns regarding the way the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) process is developing. The letter can be found here. … Continue reading

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The great Mount Pleasant rip-off

The news that the now privatised Royal Mail Group has sold the Mount Pleasant site to developer Taylor Wimpey for £193 million, a mere 565% of the ‘book value’ of the land, is the latest chapter in a genuine scandal. … Continue reading

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A quick update

I’ve just sent this update to members of my local Labour Party to let them know what I’ve been up to over the last few months. Please do have a look as it gives you a quick update of my … Continue reading

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Labour’s manifesto – tried and tested in local government

One of the best things about Labour’s manifesto is that many of the best ideas in it have been tried and tested by Labour in local government – especially here in Islington. I’ve been pleased to play a small part in this … Continue reading

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Jeremy Vine in Islington

Have a listen to the Jeremy Vine show from the fantastic Nags Head market on Seven Sisters Road.  It features, among other things, me being interviewed part of the way in. The link is on the BBC’s iPlayer.

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Making a Difference with Less

With this Labour administration, Islington Council is on the side of ordinary working people. Despite the massive cuts imposed on Islington by the Tory Government (and their Lib Dem helpers) I’m proud of everything we’ve done for our borough over … Continue reading

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