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18194754_1271201706262729_2635016991976836965_n.jpgI am proud to have had London Mayor Sadiq Khan with me in Clayhall Park today to launch my campaign to be re-elected as Ilford North's MP.

I'm standing on my record of standing up for Ilford North. People know from my record that I don't just call at election time and that I have fought relentlessly for you - in Parliament and in our community.

On June 8th, you need to decide who you trust to fight your corner on issues that really matter - from saving the A&E at King George Hospital to fighting the cuts that are hitting every single school in Ilford North.

In the short time that has passed since you put your faith in me two years ago, I've shown that I can get results - like successfully lobbying our Mayor for step-free access at Newbury Park and for more neighbourhood police to tackle burglary.

I've shown through my record that I'm not a 'yes man' who'll nod through government policies that hurt our community and that I'll always put your best interests first.

I'm proud to be standing for election again as Labour's candidate. I come from a working class family and represent the best traditions of our party: that it's not where you come from in life that should determine where you can go and what you can achieve. That our government should stand for the interests of the many, not a privileged few.

However you usually vote, I hope you will put your trust in me again as a strong local MP and I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail!

Sadiq Khan Launches Ilford North Campaign

I am proud to have had London Mayor Sadiq Khan with me in Clayhall Park today to launch my campaign to be re-elected as Ilford North's MP. I'm standing on my...

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A snap general election has been called for Thursday 8th June. Today, I informed the General Secretary of the Labour Party that I will be seeking re-election as Ilford North's Member of Parliament. I will be standing on my record of standing up for Ilford North.

Two years ago, people in Ilford North put their faith in me to represent our community in Parliament - bucking the national trend on a terrible night for the Labour Party.

Since then, I have poured my heart and soul into standing up for Ilford North - in Parliament and in our community. From fighting to save the A&E at King George Hospital and challenging Tory cuts to school budgets locally to leading nationally on issues like fighting the cuts to student grants and financial support for trainee nurses, midwives and other NHS staff. I've been one of Parliament's most active MPs.

I'm asking for you to put your faith in me again. You know that I'm a principled and independent-minded constituency MP, rooted in our community, who will always speak truth to power and always put your interests first.

As you know, I don't just call at election time but I'm looking forward to hitting the campaign trail in the weeks ahead.

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General Election Thursday 8th June

A snap general election has been called for Thursday 8th June. Today, I informed the General Secretary of the Labour Party that I will be seeking re-election as Ilford North's...

The government is gambling with the education of  children across Redbridge. It is shocking that by 2019 schools in our borough will have lost over £15 million – the equivalent of losing £338 per pupil. Every school in my constituency is affected.

Teachers are trying their best, but there is only so much they can do faced with rising pupil numbers, rising costs and the possibility of redundancies looming over their heads while school budgets remain frozen.

I’ll be meeting with local head teachers over the coming weeks so that I can take their concerns about this back to Parliament. The government cannot be let off the hook on this vital issue.

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School Budget Cuts

The government is gambling with the education of  children across Redbridge. It is shocking that by 2019 schools in our borough will have lost over £15 million – the equivalent...

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