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Martin Tiedemann

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Recognising the ‘invisible’ Latin Americans in Lambeth

This article originally appeared on the Brixton Blog and in the newspaper equivalent, the Brixton Bugle. There are an estimated almost 200,000 Latin Americans in the United Kingdom, with the largest number in Lambeth and Southwark, yet they remain a largely invisible community. Brixton councillor Martin Tiedemann, himself of Latin American descent, explains why the campaign … Continue reading

Community Freshview coming back to Brixton Hill

Community Freshview is a brilliant initiative. Council officers provide a few tools and a bit of know-how and local residents get to give their street a big clean-up. Hedges get trimmed, garden walls get painted and in many streets residents have created new planters to bring a bit of colour to neglected patches. Next weekend … Continue reading

Interview with The Prisma: “Latin Americans are an invisible community”

I was recently interviewed by Francisco Castañón of The Prisma Spanish Language newspaper. The interview was in Spanish and has been translated for publication as below. A few bits did get lost in translation (I am not sure the prison is the Borough’s landmark!) but I welcomed the opportunity to highlight the recent QMUL report No Longer … Continue reading

1 in 6 Lambeth residents to be affected by the Government’s benefit cuts

In April 2013 the government is making a series of cuts to benefits that will affect 1 in 6 Lambeth residents. Council Tax Benefit is being scrapped – the change will mean reductions in financial support for 20,758 Lambeth households Disability Living Allowance is being abolished – 9,000 people in Lambeth will be affected Housing … Continue reading

Thank you – Labour & Co-operative win with a 1,249 majority

Thank you to everyone who voted and helped in the Brixton Hill by-election. I’m chuffed to have received 1,593 votes, over 1,200 ahead of the second placed candidate and representing over 62% of the vote. We spoke to thousands of residents during the campaign and heard about a lot of issues. I’ll be working with … Continue reading

Brixton Hill campaign: helping people in challenging times

On January 17, voters where I live in Brixton Hill ward will go to the polls to appoint a third councillor to replace Steve Reed, now Labour & Co-operative MP for Croydon North. I am the Labour & Co-operative candidate for the seat. Brixton Blog has asked all seven candidates to write a short statement … Continue reading

The scandal of Britain’s food banks

Luciana Berger, the fantastic Labour & Co-operative MP for Liverpool Wavertree, has made this powerful film about the scandal of food banks in the UK. 109,294 adults and children in the UK received at least days of emergency food aid between April and September 2012, with the figure expected to rise to over 200,000 by … Continue reading

Updates from South London Co-op Area Committee

I’m an elected member of the Co-operative Group, representing consumer views and sitting on committees that distribute cash to local charities in South London and organise local events and campaigns. I have been putting updates of local news on the dedicated blog coopvoice.blogspot.com. There’s lots happening now – new stores in SE1 and SE16, plus … Continue reading

Sabich, much more than an egg mayo sandwich

Today’s mission was to find the best ‘sabich’ in Tel Aviv. Sabich is a snack brought to Israel by Iraqi Jews and I was told it was worth waiting in line for. ***WARNING: this post contains pictures of my half-eaten food*** First task was to find the place, in a fairly non-descript place north of … Continue reading

Jaffa plate by plate

It being Simchat Torah today, it has been a holiday in Israel so many shops and restaurants have been shut, including the snack places I’d scouted out for lunch. So, not expecting much, I went for a view rather than high quality. The little dishes I chose at Goldman right on the Mediterranean surprised me … Continue reading