Having received emails from a number of teachers in Walthamstow asking if I would back the Teach First manifesto to support #FairEducationForAll, it turned into a rather detailed response, so I’m posting it here as I thought it might be of interest.Continue reading “I support the Teach First manifesto for change”
A Walthamstow resident has asked if I will pledge to support the Leonard Cheshire campaign demanding better rail transport for disabled people.Continue reading “Demanding better rail transport for disabled people”
I’ve received an email from a Walthamstow resident, asking me to contact Green Party leadership to hear their views on international aid. While I wait for a response from them, I thought I’d jot down my own thoughts, and the Green Party’s plans for international aid.Continue reading “The UK has a moral duty to lead on international aid”
As you would expect, Brexit is a concern for residents of Walthamstow, where more than 59% voted to remain. I believe Brexit will create more problems for the UK, one of which will be the impact of any trade deals we negotiate after leaving.Continue reading “Ensuring trade democracy”
I’ve been asked to commit to 6 promises by the Stop School Cuts campaign:Continue reading “Walthamstow’s children have been let down”
“I urge you to commit to reforming the private rented sector if elected, and to support the Renter Manifesto.”
This was an email that dropped in my inbox from a single-parent renter currently living in cramped accommodation and sleeping on their sofa, because of the high rent prices in Walthamstow.Continue reading “Supporting Walthamstow’s renters”
In case you’ve not seen it, a man on Question Time last night disputed whether he was in the 5% of earners when his salary was £80k, claiming he wasn’t even in the top 50%.Continue reading “Does £80k put you in the top 5% of earners?”
On #SocialEnterpriseDay, I turn my attention to the Social Enterprises of Walthamstow.Continue reading “Celebrating Walthamstow’s Social Enterprises”
Residents of Walthamstow has been in touch asking if I support the RNIB’s campaign to #LetNatureSing. And who can blame them, when we have stories of businesses suggesting we could build on Green Belt land in local news.Continue reading “#LetNatureSing”
I’ve received emails asking about my views on Trident, asking two questions in particular:
- If elected, would you support cancelling the replacement of Trident?
- If elected, would you back UK support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, abolishing all nuclear weapons internationally?