Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easter hope for Tower Hamlets – welfare cuts

On this Easter Day I am glad to see a number of church leaders taking the opportunity to protest against the government brutal benefit cuts which will come into force tomorrow.  Whilst Easter is a time of hope and joy … Continue reading

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How we win in 2014

The most important question members are asking as they make up their minds who to vote for in this selection is who can win for Labour in 2014.  I am clear about what we need to do, and why I … Continue reading

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My hustings speech

I know a number of local members had hoped to make the hustings but didn’t make it.  I thought it might be worth blogging my speech notes from the last hustings session.  Do get in touch if there are any questions … Continue reading

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Local Unite branch backs Rachael

I’ve been a member of Unite the Union and predecessor unions since I was 19, so it means a lot to me to have the Unite LE/1998 branch, the Tower Hamlets Town Hall branch of Unite,  backing to be the next … Continue reading

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Cllr Motin Uz-Zaman and Cllr Mizan Chaudhury back Rachael

Today two additional senior councillors have announced that they are backing me to be the next Labour Mayor for Tower Hamlets.  Cllr Motin Uz-Zaman, current Deputy Leader of the Labour Group and a previous ceremonial Mayor of the borough, and … Continue reading

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Tower Hamlets Mayoral selection hustings – calling on the Tories to give us the Work Programme to sort out

Last night was the first hustings of the mayoral selection, held at Queen Mary university.   We had some good conversations – I’m looking forward to the next two. In my speech I called on the Tory government to let local … Continue reading

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Tower Hamlets New Generation councillors back Rachael

Cllr John Pierce, like me, a by election winner, was one of my earliest supporters, and I am glad to release his statement today about why he’s backing me. Cllrs Amy Whitelock and Carlo Gibbs, along with John Pierce, are … Continue reading

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