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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

It is no secret that the world of work is changing. At the University of East London, we know that a new set of skills is needed to thrive in the careers of the future.

At a recent Plenary session of the London Assembly, I proposed a motion asking the government to fund the Metropolitan Police on a long-term basis, rather than year-to-year.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

The briefest glance through my television listings magazine reveals 15 different detective programmes shown just this week - clearly, the concept of the fight for justice, detecting wrong and catching the perpetrators is a popular one.

Last week, I joined our new 40-strong team of dedicated youth workers who are now fully in place to deliver on the promise I made to the young people of Newham that we'll be investing in them so they can reach their potential.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

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Labour lost the election, but all the issues we raised during the campaign remain. In opposition, MPs can put pressure on ministers and - on occasions - force changes to government policy. Here are some of my priorities for the coming parliament.

An 'unholy' row has broken out in our 'Mother of Parliaments'. It concerns prayer cards, seating and MPs' ability to participate. It's trivial in the context of, say, the climate emergency. But it speaks volumes about our outdated institutions.

BAME Hammers is a new West Ham United fans group giving a collective voice to all Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic supporters, which officially launched earlier in January.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

The result of last December's general election was disappointing for the Labour Party, but I am very grateful for the trust of more than 40,000 West Ham residents who once again voted for me.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Making decisions for your future can be very overwhelming. Particularly students in Year 10 and 11 who are now thinking about their post 16 study.

I have been very pleased to be able to support the recent launch of Irons Supporting Foodbanks at West Ham Football Club, a component of the nationwide Fans Supporting Foodbanks scheme, where football fans collect and donate food for the needy.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

With more than 70,000 people in Newham experiencing a mental health problem each year and 29,000 affected by anxiety and depression, making 24/7 support available to those facing mental health crisis is a vital part of providing responsive and effective health services.

It's only a couple of weeks into 2020 but we are speeding on with making sure we are delivering the manifesto pledges I made to residents. A big piece of work is Newham Council's budget for the next three years, which is due to be set in March at full council.

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Since becoming a teacher, Christmas has always been a time when I have tried to switch off completely from work.

Labour has just suffered its worst election result since 1935. The Conservatives will be able to do whatever they choose in government.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Green Street businesses have delivered a huge haul of donations for the Christmas Toy Appeal.

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