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 amongst the leading lights of Tower Hamlets Labour’s new generation of councillors. They, with me, want to take Tower Hamlets forward.
Their statements are below.
Councillor Amy Whitelock, Mile End and Globe Town ward and Children’s Services Scrutiny Chair
“I’m backing Rachael because she is passionate about challenging inequality and will strive to make Tower Hamlets a fairer place. Through her campaigning to end violence against women and to stop the EDL march, Rachael has always been a powerful and vocal champion for equality. Canvassing together over the past 5 years, I’ve also seen how effective Rachael is on the doorstep, connecting with voters personally and convincing them Labour is the party that listens. We need a high turnout to win in 2014 and Rachael can deliver that.”
Councillor John Pierce, Weavers ward
“I’m backing Rachael because she’s the only candidate with a plan to tackle the unacceptable levels of child poverty in Tower Hamlets. Too many children live in shockingly poor housing and I know Rachael is committed to delivering affordable, decent housing for all. And by focusing on improving skills and getting local people into work, Rachael will ensure Tower Hamlets residents benefit from the expected economic growth in the borough.”
Councillor Carlo Gibbs, Bethnal Green North ward and Labour’s Finance Lead
“I’m backing Rachael because she will fight against the unfair cuts from this Conservative/Lib Dem Government and tackle the financial black hole left by the current Mayor. Her experience of working in partnership with local residents, businesses, charities and community groups is exactly what we need to lead us through these challenging economic times.”
See the other supporters announced so far at http://rachael4mayor.org/supporters/