Category Archives: Politics

A Letter From Our MP – Why I Will Be Voting Against The Government’s Deal Today

Dear constituent,

I will vote against the government’s deal today. This is worse than May’s deal and does nothing to address workers’ rights, environmental protection or protect our economy.

However I intend to vote for the Letwin amendment, to ensure that we do not leave without a written agreement on 31st October.

If parliament votes for the current agreement then it must be put to a further referendum. A referendum between a ‘billionaire’s Brexit’ – as it was called today –  and Remain would give people the  opportunity to choose between two clear options. 

In a referendum I would vote remain, as I did in 1975 and 2016.

My wish for Kensington and for the country is to stay within the EU, reform regulations that do not work for us, and spend revenue fairly across the country.

I will do everything in my power to achieve this and keep Kensington united with our European brothers and sisters.

In solidarity

Emma

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

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.