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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

Paying tribute to Malcolm Wicks

Something I wrote for the Co-operative Party following the announcement of Malcolm Wicks, my first boss in politics and someone who inspired me for many years. Malcolm’s memorial service is at Croydon Minster on 19 October. Timothy Godfrey wrote a fine tribute for Malcolm for LabourList. It was announced over the weekend that Labour MP and … Continue reading