Emily joins sheltered housing residents for lively debate

Today I visited Hawberry Lodge on North Road, a sheltered housing development with a diverse group of 34 residents.

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Emily speaks to local students about the challenges they face, and Labour’s solutions

Today’s lively debate was a timely reminder to all candidates of the need to pay close attention to the concerns so many young people have about their future prospects. Many of the students asking questions clearly felt angry about the hand they’ve been dealt, and they have every right to be. My generation has cut down the rainforests, eaten all the fish, taken all the money from the pension funds, warmed up the planet and failed to build enough houses, and it’s left to the next generation to pick up the pieces.

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Tories a no show as Emily calls for reversal of NHS privatisation

Speaking as part of a panel which included candidates standing in both of Islington's constituencies (but no Conservative candidate from either constituency), I took the opportunity last night to speak out on the need to preserve the NHS as a world class public service, and to repeal the Tories' disastrous Health and Social Care Act, which has opened the floodgates to privatisation of the entire NHS.

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Emily celebrates Islington’s cultural scene but warns of threats to its future

Last night at election hustings hosted by Sadler's Wells, I took the opportunity to speak about the need to preserve Islington's rich cultural heritage and ensure that arts and culture are made accessible to all Islington's children, regardless of their background.

 

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Emily celebrates 18 years of the Islington Somali-Banadir Association

Yesterday I joined the Mayor of Islington, the leader of the council, Labour's candidate in Islington North, Jeremy Corbyn, and other community leaders to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the Islington Somali-Banadir Association.

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Emily speaks up for private tenants in Islington

Last night I spoke at a hustings event, organised by Islington Private Tenants, about the challenges facing people renting their homes in the private sector in Islington.

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Celebrating Islington resident’s 100th birthday

Today I joined residents at Bridgeside Lodge care home to meet them and discuss their concerns, and while I was there I was fortunate enough to be invited to join in the celebrations for resident Ada Whatling's 100th birthday.

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Emily continues the fight for more affordable housing in Islington

Last week I continued my fight to ensure that planned redevelopment projects in Islington include genuinely affordable homes for Islington residents.

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Emily takes up citizenship delays with Home Secretary

This week I wrote to the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to raise my concerns about a number of constituents who may miss out on their chance to vote this year because of delays in processing their applications for citizenship. I've also published an open letter in the Islington Tribune urging anyone in the local area who is having a similar problem to get in touch with me.

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Celebrating the success of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school

This evening I joined with staff and governors at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (EGA) School to celebrate their extraordinary achievements following an Ofsted inspection that rated the school as “outstanding” on every measure.

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