Category Archives: GLA

Impact of Covid-19 on Renters

The Mayor has been lobbying to make renting more secure and affordable for some time now. In addition, City Hall is now asking Government to:

1. Properly protect renters from losing their homes by preventing landlords serving eviction notices to any tenants affected by coronavirus and ending ‘no fault’ Section 21 evictions for good.

2. Further increase the help the welfare benefits system provides with rents, including covering in any shortfall in rents of those unable to pay them because of Covid-19.

3. Call on landlords to offer flexibility to tenants whose ability to pay their rent is affected by COVID-19, including requiring landlords in receipt of mortgage holidays to notify their tenants and to enable tenants to be exempt of rental payments for the duration of the holiday.

Are you a renter or landlord and have you been affected by the crisis? How are you coping? 

What more do you think City Hall and Government could do?  

How should things change for renters in future? 

Please consider taking the time to submit a short submission here the housing policy team at City Hall will be reading all submissions this is an important chance to have your say heard and influence future housing policy in our city.

Standing up for the many in London – Murad Qureshi

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Murad’s Statement

Boris Johnson ‘s government is pursuing a divisive and reactionary agenda across the board.

We must stand shoulder to shoulder with all those communities, trade unions, migrants and others resisting the Tory attacks.

Now is the time to unite our party, take the fight to the Tories, get Sadiq Khan re-elected and secure a London for the many, not the few.

Having served as an Assembly Member (AM) until 2016, I want to get back into City Hall to stand up for Londoners.

As an experienced campaigner, I have a proven track record of working against austerity and privatization. Working with Trade Unions and local Labour Groups I helped save fire stations from austerity cuts and post offices from closure.

I believe Labour must continue to oppose cuts and support investment in our future, including through extending public ownership and a green new deal.

As Jeremy Corbyn’s successor as Chair of the Stop the War Coalition, I have been at the forefront of the anti-Trump marches.

We will continue these protests every time he comes to our shores and oppose his attacks on our Mayor.

We must continue to stand up to hate and for unity, not division.

I also want to continue working with all the campaigns I have been involved with on tackling the climate emergency – against expansion of airports in London like Heathrow and City Airport, for improvements in air quality and reductions in noise pollution.

As the inspirational student climate strikers showed us, we need a politics that puts people and planet – not private profit – first.

I’d like to thank all the CLPs who nominated me and everyone who has supported my campaign so far, including the CWU, FBU and UNISON Labour Link Greater London regions, London Labour Left, Socialist Health Association, Councillors including Council Leader Stephen Cowan of Hammersmith & Fulham and of course MPs Andy Slaughter, John McDonnell, Diane Abbott. 

And also an endorsement from Emma Dent Coad of Kensington 

“As AM, Murad worked tirelessly to fight Mayor Johnson’s proposed cuts to police and fire stations. Indeed the team at North Ken fire station, the first team to the Grenfell Tower fire over two years ago, have acknowledged that he was probably instrumental in saving their station. 

Murad has the rare qualities of understanding issues and problems from all quarters of our unequal society with empathy and kindness, while being able to grasp complex issues and how best to lobby, argue and petition the appropriate people at the right time. 

I have no hesitation in endorsing Murad as a London Assembly candidate” 

A better world is possible. Please give me your support.

#MuradforLondon

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