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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Police presence and a lack of services were key sticking points in last night’s election hustings held by The Recorder.

Tonight (Wednesday) is the night to put your questions to candidates running to be the next Mayor of Newham.

The Liberal Democrats are not fielding any candidates in the local election in Barking and Dagenham in order to concentrate their efforts on electioneering in Newham, the chair of the Newham and Barking and Dagenham Liberal Democrats has revealed.

More than a dozen employees at Newham Council raked in more than £100,000 a year, figures reveal.

The mayor of London is hosting a cross-party summit today to discuss rising violent crime in the capital.

The Recorder would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Newham - such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.

The candidates for next month’s council and mayoral elections have been announced.

The Liberal Democrats have announced their candidates for the upcoming local elections, saying they want to “break this one party state situation” in Newham.

A Jewish member of Newham Momentum has resigned from the organisation, saying “I have witnessed more anti-Semitism in the past week than I ever have in my eight years of Labour Party membership”.

Strikes over reduced rest days and new rosters are is limiting a transport service for the borough’s most vulnerable residents until Friday (March 30).

MPs Lyn Brown and Stephen Timms have congratulated Councillor Rokhsana Fiaz for her selection as Newham Labour’s next mayoral candidate.

After 16 years in power, Sir Robin Wales’ time as Newham mayor is coming to an end.

Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz has said that she feels “privileged and humbled” to be selected as Labour’s candidate for the mayoral elections.

Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz has defeated Sir Robin Wales in a Labour vote to become the party’s mayoral candidate.

After 16 years in the post, Sir Robin Wales will not be Newham’s next mayor.

Lyn Brown has reluctantly come forward to pledge her support for one of Newham Labour’s mayoral candidates.

The woman looking to become the new mayor of Newham has called for there to be a vote on whether to scrap the role.

A Newham Council cabinet member campaigning to re-elect mayor Sir Robin Wales has said his rival Labour candidate is not aware of how important free school meals are for parents because she does not have children.

Rahima Khan, the Conservative candidate for mayor of Newham has put forward her manifesto for the upcoming election.

Acid will be recognised as a “highly dangerous” weapon under new sentencing guidelines after skyrocketing attacks involving corrosive substances.

Newham has come away empty handed from the first ever London Borough of Culture awards.

Newham’s Conservative mayoral candidate has labelled the electoral system “broken”.

The Olympic Park is forecast to lose over £30 million for each of the next four years, according to mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s draft budget proposals.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan could hand the Met a £110 million funding boost for next year if his 2018/19 budget is approved by the London Assembly.

An anti-Brexit battle bus rolled into East Ham today as part of a crowdfunded campaign asking whether leaving the European Union is worth it.

Lyn Brown has praised mayoral hopeful Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz but encouraged Labour members to make up their own minds about to who to vote for as the party’s candidate.

Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz has outlined her plans for Newham if she becomes mayor after being shortlisted as a Labour candidate this morning.

The banners of Sir Robin Wales which sprung up suddenly last week have now been taken down.

Is Brexit worth it?

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has thrown his support behind mayor of Newham Robin Wales, who is embroiled in a reselection fight ahead of May’s local elections.

A politician from Forest Gate has been selected as Ukip’s interim leader and has promised to make it a “populist party”.

Cllr Forhad Hussain has announced he will not be standing for re-election in May.

Banners of Newham’s mayor, Sir Robin Wales, have mysteriously sprung up around the borough.

People on the lowest incomes could see their council tax halved from 2019 if the proposed budget is approved.

Cllr Kay Scoresby has become the second person to withdraw from the race to become Labour’s mayoral candidate and back Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz.

The Mayor of Newham has promised to build record levels of council-owned homes in the borough if he is voted back in the forthcoming local elections.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has allocated £11.6 million to be split between London boroughs for transport projects.

Voting to choose Labour’s next mayoral candidate in Newham will open on March 1.

There will be an open selection to choose Newham’s next mayor, it has been announced today.

A high court judge will lead a long-awaited new public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, the government has announced today.

Rumours that Sir Robin Wales will be stepping down as mayor of Newham have been confirmed as false.

Cllr John Whitworth has announced he will no longer be challenging Sir Robin Wales to be Labour’s candidate for the mayoral elections and will instead be supporting Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz’s bid for selection.

An estimated 1,300 jobs in Newham could go if a ‘no deal’ hard Brexit takes place, the mayor of London has claimed today.

Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales has called on Labour party members to vote for an open selection during the trigger ballot process.

Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz has announced she will challenge to be Labour’s candidate for mayor of Newham if party members agree to an open selection.

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