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A show of love in Brent
Friday May 6, 2016

It’s been nearly three months since the Love Where You Live campaign launched in Brent and I’m really inspired by what I’ve seen so far.

Uniting against hate
Wednesday April 13, 2016

In March I travelled to Bosnia with the charity ‘Remembering Srebrenica’ in my role as Lead Member for ‘Stronger Communities’ in Brent. It was both a shocking and sobering visit. To learn about the horrors that happened in Srebrenica, just a two hour flight from London, is a powerful reminder of why we must reject those who practice the politics of division, intolerance and hate.

Beating rogue landlords
Friday April 1, 2016

I am pleased to announce that this week sees the launch of a new campaign to increase the uptake of our landlord licensing scheme. I have seen how rogue landlords make local tenants’ lives a misery and can cause a whole host of social problems in our area, including antisocial behaviour from overcrowded properties or overflowing bins.

Council budget agreed
Friday March 4, 2016

After months of consultation with local residents across the borough, the council’s budget for 2016/17 was agreed last week. We have been able to freeze council tax bills for six years now while, at the same time, cutting council spending by £117 million as our government funding fell year after year.

It’s Time to Talk
Thursday March 3, 2016

Although my children are now grown up, I remember there were times when as a parent being concerned about them, especially when they were teenagers. I know many parents, sometimes hear things or read certain stories in the newspapers, and wonder if they’re doing enough and if their youngsters are safe.