Councillor James Beckles – Custom House ward Mid-year Report 2020

Dear Member, The last four months have been challenging as the Covid 19 pandemic and lockdown has meant many of us have spent months apart from friends, family and loved ones. It has also meant that as a branch we have not had the opportunity to meet in person. However, as one of your Labour … More Councillor James Beckles – Custom House ward Mid-year Report 2020

Newham’s cabinet agree extra funding for additional police officers

The Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz and Cabinet agreed the £1m deal that preserves the services of Metropolitan Police officers, known as the Enforcement Partnership Team, to support the Council’s work on Anti-social Behaviour and environmental crime. There is also a previously agreed £200,000 investment to create the community safety intelligence hub; which will analyse … More Newham’s cabinet agree extra funding for additional police officers

Custom House Branch Labour meeting – July 2019

On 17th July Custom House held its labour branch meeting. Due to the absence of the chair last month there was plenty for me and my councillor colleague who was present to  updatem about our work locally and across the borough withing our cabinet portfolios. The meeting had a small attendance but was full of … More Custom House Branch Labour meeting – July 2019

Lessons of tackling crime and gang violence from West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

On Tuesday 9th July, I visited the UK’s second largest city Birmingham to meet with Ashley Bertie, Deputy West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner. I had read about some of the great work that was taking place across the West Midlands from tackling gangs and modern Slavery gangs. I felt that in my Newham cabinet … More Lessons of tackling crime and gang violence from West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

Havering and Redbridge I’m announcing to be your Labour candidate for the GLA!

This week I am announcing to the Labour Party Members of Havering and Redbridge why I want to be your Labour London Assembly candidate. Havering and Redbridge are two unique boroughs with ambitious populations. However they have been underserved by the current Tory GLA member. There is a need for more affordable housing for families … More Havering and Redbridge I’m announcing to be your Labour candidate for the GLA!

Engaging the youth in the European Elections.

On Thursday 16th May I took part in a political party hustings at Sir George Monoux College with other MEP candidates from various parties including the Green Party, The Conservatives, The Brexit Party and the Liberal Democrats.  The hustings were organised by campaign group Vote For Your Future and were an opportunity for me and other … More Engaging the youth in the European Elections.

Time for a Euro Party with Croydon Labour

I had a fantastic night with Croydon Labour. I spoke about Labour’s progressive manifesto, the stalling of the domestic agenda due to Brexit, maintaining a close relationship with EU and working with other European Socialist and Labour Parties to make a better, more progressive Europe. I also heard from a legend of Croydon Labour Eric, … More Time for a Euro Party with Croydon Labour