Tag Archives: London Assembly

In the face of rising crime the Mayor cannot persist with his policy of cutting police numbers

Figures published this week show the impact the Mayor’s cuts to the police service have had at a local level. In the last two years the number of police officers based in the London boroughs has reduced from 20,599 in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Last Night’s Meeting with Tower Hamlets Somali Friends of Labour

For me, the Labour Party is the natural home of the Somali community. Last night I had the pleasure of speaking at the launch of the Tower Hamlet’s Somali Friends of Labour. There were great speeches from Amina Ali, Rachel … Continue reading

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Countdown for Housing

In London, no one can be unaware that we are in the midst of a housing crisis. So the Co-operative Housing (Tenure) Bill is timely and welcome. With supply at an all time low, spiralling private sector rents and home … Continue reading

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Mayor Caught Double Counting the Housing Numbers

Boris Johnson is notoriously light on detail. Whether it’s police numbers, crime stats or now, it seems, affordable housing, facts rarely get in the way of a good story. The national statistics watchdog even took the unusual step of publicly … Continue reading

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