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Westferry Printworks & Permitted developments

Luxury development after luxury development continues to pop up in Poplar and Limehouse. The Government further empowered developers last week, passing statutes that further deregulate

Our Housing System is Broken

I’m delighted to join Labour Outlook as a monthly columnist. Here’s my first piece on how we lose thousands of homes through permitted developments which

SEND, academisation of local schools

Poplar and Limehouse schools and early intervention services continue to face significant cuts. Parents of children with additional needs are already struggling to have their

End our cladding scandal

The building safety crisis was caused by slashed regulation from successive governments. I am calling on this to be reversed to ensure homes are remediated

Online and remote learning for universities

Online and remote learning should be the universities’ default position to contain coronavirus, with rotas and secure measures explored for subjects which require practicals. The

Stop renter evictions protest

The evictions ban has ended and thousands of renters are faced with the real threat of homelessness. I joined Somerford Grove renters outside billionaire landlord

Transformative Economics Post COVID

Households with low incomes are more likely to be overcrowded or have damp problems than higher income households, because they cannot afford to move to

Air pollution and inequality

Access to nature is not equally distributed across our society. The Government’s clean air policies should be accompanied by an equalities report to ensure that

Opposition Debate – Results

Students continue to be ignored by the government, and those studying for BTECs still have questions unanswered despite the exams fiasco happening over a month

Fire Safety Bill debate

The Government has continually ignored calls for steps to ensure there is not a repeat of the Grenfell tragedy. Last week during the Fire Safety

For a zero Covid strategy

The Government’s approach to fighting Coronavirus has been a disaster.It’s harming both public health and the economy. We need a different approach.It’s time for a

Article on Grenfell Tower fire

Earlier this year I wrote an article that called out how Grenfell Tower fire – a tragedy that never should have happened – showed how

Wapping mural

Unveiling mural in Wapping

It was great to help unveil a mural outside Wapping Youth Centre yesterday.The mural celebrates the diversity of nationalities of those who work in the