Today I visited Hawberry Lodge on North Road, a sheltered housing development with a diverse group of 34 residents.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Last week I continued my fight to ensure that planned redevelopment projects in Islington include genuinely affordable homes for Islington residents.Read more
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.
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.Read more