Kasim Ali-Your Labour Candidate In Dalgarno

Vote Kasim Ali on Thursday 21 March 2019

Kasim-AliFollowing the  resignation of Councillor Robert Thompson who  has moved to another part  of London and a new post, there will  be a by-election in the Dalgarno ward  on Thursday 21 March  2019. Your Labour Party candidate is Kasim Ali. Kasim has lived locally  in Notting Dale  for many years. He is married with  young children and is very aware  of the issues and concerns of all Dalgarno residents.

Kasim has a background in community organising and as a charity project manager. If elected Kasim pledges to work  tirelessly for the residents of Dalgarno- his focus as your  councillor will  be on housing affordability, education, employment, community safety, youth provision and adult social  care.

After the  tragedy of the Grenfell Tower  fire, Kasim ran six marathons and one  ‘ultra-marathon’ in seven days to raise £50,000 for  a local  charity  dedicated to working for the children and young people of North Kensington who  were  directly and indirectly affected by this terrible disaster  in our community.

Run for Grenfell

After the  tragedy of the Grenfell Tower  fire, Kasim ran six marathons and one  ‘ultra-marathon’ in seven days to raise £50,000 for  a local  charity  dedicated to working for the children and young people of North Kensington who  were  directly and indirectly affected by this terrible disaster  in our community.

Out and About in Dalgarno

Kasim and the  Kensington Labour team  will  be out  and about in Dalgarno over  the next  few weeks talking to, and listening to residents.

Meeting Dalgarno Residents

Kasim will  try to meet as many  of you as possible before the  election for ward  councillor to show you his passion and commitment to making a positive difference in the  lives of the  residents of Dalgarno.

You can download Kassim’s election leaflet by clicking here.

Vote Kasim Ali on Thursday 21 March 2019

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Dictating To The Estate-A play about the events leading up to the Grenfell Tower fire

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Dear All,

As some of you may know, I have written a play about the events leading up to the Grenfell Tower fire, which will be performed in two public readings at the Playground Theatre in Latimer Road next month. The play is a documentary play, and uses contemporary blogs, emails and Council records to place these events in the context of austerity, deregulation, estate regeneration and local activism. More details can be found by clicking here.

If you’d like to donate towards the production, there is a crowdfunding page here.

All the best, Nathaniel.

NCC Elections

The National Party Constitutional Committee is the The top body that deals with disciplinary cases involving Labour members. After Labour conference voted to increase the size of the NCC from 11 to 25 members last month, there are now six vacancies to fill. It’s an important race, both for those within Labour who feel strongly the party needs to get a grip on antisemitism, and for those who believe such accusations are often motivated by wanting to attack the leadership.

See attached PDF for details of the different slates of candidates.

Helping Portobello Market: Labour launches the ‘Shop local… Shop small…’ campaign

If we really want to protect Portobello Market, as local residents, we have to “put our money where our mouth is”. We need grassroots action, not just words…

Petitioning Kensington & Chelsea is always a good thing. In fact, Kensington Labour Party  thinks any sort of democratic involvement by active citizens is a good thing. But if we really want to protect Portobello Market, as local residents, we have to “put our money where our mouth is”. We need grassroots action, not just words…

Your Colville and Golborne Ward teams

That’s why your Labour politicians in Colville and Golborne Wards have launched the Shop local… Shop small… campaign, to raise awareness amongst local residents about just how useful Portobello and Golborne markets are. Starting Monday 8th March, your Labour teams will be doing three things to help the market thrive…

  1. We’ll be collecting price comparisons for various everyday items from Portobello Market, and pitching them against the high street names. Because we want to promote the value for money of Portobello to more locals.
  2. We’ll be developing a poster campaign in as many Portobello shops and stalls as possible to remind everyone to ‘Shop local… Shop small…’ Because sometimes we all need reminding.
  3. We’ll be delivering a price comparison leaflet to thousands of residents in Colville Ward. Because we want to advertise some of the savings residents can make by shopping on the ‘bella versus the high street names.

Every extra pound we as local residents spend on the market goes some way to helping to protect it. That’s the impetus behind the campaign and that’s us “putting our money where our mouth is”.

Written by Amir Akhrif. For more information, you can read his blog at http://amirakhrif.wordpress.com