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East Ham MP Stephen Timms

Stephen Timms has branded the chancellor all talk while also applauding his Spending Review U-turn on tax credits cuts.

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Lyn Brown MP

Lyn Brown has hailed a “major victory” after George Osborne dropped plans to cut tax credits in his Spending Review, but warned Newham schools could lose money.

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Councillors and Mayor Sir Robin Wales making the pledge

A United Nations campaign to end violence against women has received support from figures in the borough.

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Chancellor George Osborne outlined the government's spending plans in his Autumn Statement and Spending Review (Pic: PA/Yui Mok)

George Osborne vowed to “put security first” as he outlined the government’s economic plans for the next five years in his Autumn Statement and Spending Review.