A week on and finally a moment to reflect on the local elections. I’m so proud to have been re-elected by the wonderful community of Barnhill and humbled to have received a significantly increased majority.
I almost didn’t stand this time because there is much about the direction of Brent Council which I do not like. But I’m so glad that I did.
Wow, time really does fly. Incredibly it’s almost five years since I launched this website. I’ve written thirty-odd blogs in that time, but one in particular will always stand out.
I’ve never sought to build a narrative through this blog, but reading over past articles two themes stand out: the importance of social justice and the power of education to build a better world. These two themes really fused in “every so often you meet someone special.”
This week Brent Council held its first debate on the Council’s budget for 2016/17. This is the speech I gave – let me know what you think.
“Madam Mayor, if I may I’d like to take a moment to join you in reminding everyone that it is White Ribbon Day on Wednesday. And to encourage all Members, especially male Members, to support this vital campaign to stop violence against women.