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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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Council’s are on a cliff edge – we can’t carry on like this

Over the next few weeks, local authorities across the country will be announcing their budgets for the coming year. This will be the fifth year in a row that councils will be subject to the biggest cuts to our budgets … Continue reading

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