Q&A: We put local people in the spotlight with our Q&A.

PUBLISHED: 08:30 16 August 2017

East London Foundation Trust

This week borough lead nurse Paul McLaughlin, based at Newham Centre for Mental Health, faces our questions.

What’s your connection with the borough?

I am the Borough Lead Nurse based at Newham Centre for Mental Health.

What’s the best thing about working or living in the borough?

Cycling to work along the Greenway – it so beautiful first thing in the morning with wonderful views of the borough.

What one thing would you change?

More resources – Newham is an under-resourced area of London.

Use three words to describe the area?

Vibrant, energetic, young.

Who is the most inspiring person you have ever met?

Linton Kwesi Johnson [UK-based Jamaican-British dub poet].

What new law would you introduce if you were the prime minister?

Free university education for any one at any time in their life, 18 or 80.

If you were the editor of this paper, what issues in the borough would you focus on?

Affordable housing, disenfranchisement of young people, mental health.

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