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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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Why vote Labour in Islington?

This election in Islington boils down to a choice between Islington Labour and the Tories. Once again, the Tories have decided that their own political opportunism should come before the needs of working people in Islington. Just as with the … Continue reading

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Free School Meals for All article

I’m delighted that Labour has taken on Islington Labour’s Free School Meals for All policy.  This is an article on Labourlist I wrote with the excellent Fiona Twycross AM, who has led the national charge for this policy with me: … Continue reading

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Free School Meals for All

One of Islington Labour’s policies that I’m most proud of is the introduction of free school meals for all primary school children. Islington Labour introduced this policy in Islington in 2010 in the face of strong opposition from our then … Continue reading

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Whitehall needs to butt out if we’re going to really change Britain for the better

I wrote recently about how councils have largely coped well with massive cuts from the Tory-led Government, but that a future Labour Government had to break away from seeing councils as the easiest way to cut spending. Councils are now … Continue reading

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