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Saturday, August 1, 2020

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.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

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.

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

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.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

The murder of George Floyd rightly sparked widespread outrage and protests in the US, here in the UK and further afield.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

There are growing fears of a second peak of infections, as the lockdown restrictions are eased.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

In recent weeks, Robert Jenrick’s capitulation on the Westferry Printworks planning application has been widely reported.

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

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.

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The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest public health emergency of our time. It has caused hardship and great uncertainty for us all.

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

As the government has set out a plan to how the lockdown might be eased it’s vital that we all keep on top of the changing advice and as a council we’ll continue to adapt our services in line with this.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Mayor John Biggs has agreed that the first Neighbourhood Plan in Tower Hamlets will go to referendum next May (delayed by Covid-19).

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Coronavirus has affected people locally in different ways and I have been raising their plight in parliament – from supporting constituents stranded abroad to campaigning for PPE, from championing migrant rights to advocating that incomes and businesses are protected.

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Coronavirus continues to dominate life for us all. I registered early on as an NHS volunteer and have also been working on a variety of Covid-19 related issues.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Tower Hamlets is home to The Royal London Hospital, which has stated that its top priority in the Covid-19 pandemic is to protect its patients and the staff who are caring for them.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

During this public health emergency, it is vital that we remain united and determined to overcome this difficult period.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) has touched every aspect of our lives.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

While we may be at the early stages of the coronavirus lockdown it is becoming clear that it will end eventually even if we are not sure when yet.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Letters, contributions and comments sent to the Advertiser this week.

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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

Letters, contributions and comments sent to the Advertiser this week.

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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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