Tower Hamlets Council has decided to hold a referendum on the elected mayor in May next year.
Closing our wonderful libraries will be resisted.
We are at a critical moment for our country, with a rise in infection rates, hospital admissions, and tragically, the number of deaths.
As restrictions have again tightened in response to rising cases of coronavirus we’ve continued to work with our community to keep us all safe.
In 2010 we held a referendum on how to govern ourselves in Tower Hamlets. Should a single person make decisions that affect us all?
The Covert Human Intelligence Services Bill, also known as the ‘Spy Cops’ Bill, proposes for our secret services and numerous public bodies to be able to commit criminal acts whilst on duty.
The second Covid-19 wave is upon us and east London is particularly affected.
London’s East End has been home to people of African and Caribbean origin since at least the 16th century.
The government should protect people from the economic impact of coronavirus.
After many attempts I was successful in the ballot for Prime Minister’s Questions.
We’ve faced over a decade of cuts to public services under the government’s austerity programme.
Four times I have asked Tower Hamlets Council to provide a detailed breakdown of the cost of Covid, four times I have been refused or blocked.
As lockdown has lifted, the night time economy in Shoreditch has come back with a bang.
Do you know of anyone who does not want to live in a nice street? A liveable street?
We all do. And we all want to make our environment a much healthier place to live in.
The Covid-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down, and that is especially true for children and young people who have had their education put on hold for the last six months.
Covid-19 has meant we’ve needed unprecedented government intervention to support our economy and people’s jobs.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the crane collapse at the beginning of July - especially with the family and loved ones of June Harvey, who tragically lost her life.
The saga of Robert Jenrick and Westferry Printworks continues: the government insists it is over, while the Housing Select Committee, to whom I will be writing, says it is not.
The current strike action by Unison is in response to the threat by Mayor John Biggs to sack 4,000 council workers if they do not sign up to the new terms of service known as Tower Rewards.
The murder of George Floyd rightly sparked widespread outrage and protests in the US, here in the UK and further afield.
There are growing fears of a second peak of infections, as the lockdown restrictions are eased.
In recent weeks, Robert Jenrick’s capitulation on the Westferry Printworks planning application has been widely reported.
As we are all now too aware, black people are four times more likely to die from Covid-19 than white people, and people from BAME communities are around twice as likely to die than white people.
Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.
UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.
The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.
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