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No Space on Westbound Platform at London 2012 Olympics Station - Hackney Wick.

(1) Comments | Posted 17 July 2012 | (19:22)

What is a "relatively simple arrangement" for the Mayor of London and the Transport Commissioner for London, amounts to severe transport disruption for many of my constituents living in Hackney Wick, a ward abutting the London 2012 Olympics Village.

A few weeks ago a number of my constituents asked me...

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Damning Insight Into London's Housing Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted 15 June 2012 | (14:11)

The correspondence that I received today from my Council Leader, gives a damning insight into London's Housing Crisis. I stand fully behind the actions taken by Councillor Catherine West, leader of Islington Council to make Islington a fairer place. I hope you will add your support.

Here's the letter:

15th...

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The Perpetrators of Rape Need to Feel the Full Force of the Law

(18) Comments | Posted 12 June 2012 | (00:00)

The recent rape of a jogger in London's Regent's Park at 7am was shocking enough, but the fact that the police did not alert other park users that there was a rapist in the area makes this even worse. This failure by the @MetPoliceUK put people at risk and completely...

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Morgan Family Say No to Home Secretary's Offer of Yet Another Police Investigation

(0) Comments | Posted 7 December 2011 | (09:17)

In1987 Daniel Morgan was brutally murdered in the car park of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, south London. Despite their near quarter century search for justice, his family and friends are no nearer finding his killers today than they in the immediate aftermath of his death.

Having lived...

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83 Year Old Mother Continues Her Fight for Justice

(1) Comments | Posted 21 October 2011 | (13:56)

On a very cold Tuesday at 12 noon I met with Isobel Hulsmann outside the Home Office. Isabel is 83 years old and for the past 24 years she and her family have been at the centre of what London's Assistant Police Commissioner called "one of the most deplorable episodes...

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What's Waiting in the in-tray for the new London Met Police Commissioner?

(1) Comments | Posted 14 September 2011 | (08:46)

I welcome the appointment of Bernard Hogan-Howe as new London Met Commissioner.
Hogan-Howe beat three other candidates, including Tim Godwin currently acting in the role, to the five-year appointment. The other two candidates were Strathclyde Chief Constable Stephen House and ACPO President Sir Hugh Orde.

The position...

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Rare occurrence at City Hall

(0) Comments | Posted 12 September 2011 | (00:00)

Back at City Hall I join colleagues in praising the work of the Emergency Services and lead a debate where we agree to focus our forthcoming investigations on the consequences for London of the August Riots.

On Wednesday 7th September along with the other 24 London Assembly Members we...

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Case of an 11 year old London Looter - When Theft is the Least of the Problems

(5) Comments | Posted 31 August 2011 | (21:24)

Yet another tragedy exposed by the recent London riots is the story of the 11yr old who stole a waste paper bin. And who according to Scotland Yard is the youngest rioter in London to face prosecution. It was tragic that he should have been on the streets in the...

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Reactionary 'Ideas' are not What London Needs

(0) Comments | Posted 16 August 2011 | (23:02)

At a recent meeting with Mayor Johnson I was encouraged as I saw for the very first time in his Mayoralty a man consumed by the seriousness of the issue- giving his undivided attention. No jokes, no glib comments, certainly no buffoonery, just the job at hand. I underlined my...

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London Riots - If we Don't Recognise our City, Then we Haven't Been Looking in the Right Places

(1) Comments | Posted 15 August 2011 | (00:00)

A week after the turmoil in London and other UK cities, attention is turning away from the immediate issues of dealing with criminal behaviour towards the action needed to address the wider causes. Importantly, understanding those causes does not excuse the violence; but it is an important first step to...

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London Riots Expose Deep Division in Our Society

(2) Comments | Posted 11 August 2011 | (10:38)

Marvin Gaye's seminal album of 1971 'What's Going On' held up a mirror to an America that was not at peace with itself. Against a background of urban decay, economic deprivation and systemic racism, the songs indicated the human cost of letting this continue. Widespread civil unrest and disaffection were...

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A Moment of Madness -- and a Challenge to Our Democracy

(15) Comments | Posted 9 August 2011 | (08:52)

We have all been deeply shocked and angered by the events of the last few days. But what action should we take to deal with the immediacy of the crisis and to consider preventing a repetition?
I broke my holiday on Monday morning to return to my constituency...

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