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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the necessary scale of intervention and funding is still yet to be delivered.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

I recently marked International Women’s Day by attending the speaker of Tower Hamlets’ charity tea reception in Canary Wharf.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

NHS England confirmed Tower Hamlets has its first case of Covid-19 and on Monday my surgery was inundated with questions about this.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

The new chancellor Rishi Sunak will want us to think everything is going well with the UK economy when he presents his budget next week on March 11.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Our council budget has now been agreed by councillors and the good news is I’m pleased that we are continuing to protect services for residents while continuing to have the seventh lowest council tax in London.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Stroudley Walk in Bow is now owned by Tower Hamlets Council.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

December’s election result will have implications for London’s communities, accentuated by Britain’s departure from the EU.

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

In November last year I proposed a motion at council that it has a duty to support and assist people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to enable them to access appropriate living conditions; with a couple of minor amendments it was unanimously passed.

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Social housing is the bedrock of many successful communities, in Tower Hamlets and in many other places around the UK. It provides safe, stable, affordable homes for those who need support.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

We have just published the council’s draft budget and do so at a time of massive uncertainty with the general election delaying government decisions about future funding, and continued uncertainty around Brexit.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Tower Hamlets portion of your council tax will go up by 3.99 per cent from this April, 1.99pc is for inflation (now 1.5pc) and 2pc is for adult social care. Over five years council tax will have gone up by 18.4pc in total.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Property Week magazine did a story recently about the huge amounts of money paid to Tower Hamlets Council by developers.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Last week, the City Hall Fire Committee, which I chair, published the London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) report on the Grenfell Tower fire, setting out the progress they have made in learning the lessons identified, acknowledged, and acted upon.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

At the start of the month, I attended New City College’s Student Achievement Awards ceremony and it was fantastic to see a further education campus in Tower Hamlets making such a positive difference to the lives of young and adult learners alike.

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