Filling the gaps in the welfare system essential to London’s recovery

Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, raised concerns about the widening gaps in the welfare system at this week’s (23rd July) London Assembly Plenary meeting. The meeting was held to discuss the capital’s economic recovery Covid-19, with an expert panel outlining measures that City Hall and the Government can take to mitigate the impacts of … Continue reading Filling the gaps in the welfare system essential to London’s recovery

Surge in food poverty in capital during Covid-19 pandemic must end

During Thursday’s Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) meeting, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, asked Sadiq Khan about what more can be done to address the “scandal” of food poverty in the capital amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. Ms McCartney’s question came in the wake of Trussell Trust figures revealing an 81% increase in demand for … Continue reading Surge in food poverty in capital during Covid-19 pandemic must end

240 Excess Winter Deaths in Enfield & Haringey

There were 240 Excess Winter Deaths in Enfield & Haringey during 2016/2017, the most recent data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed. This marks and increase of 60 deaths when compared to the same period in the previous year. Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, has warned that the rise could … Continue reading 240 Excess Winter Deaths in Enfield & Haringey

Domestic abusers should be put on a register

Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, has supported a motion of the Assembly calling for a register of domestic abusers. This follows a report into domestic abuse in the capital recently launched by Len Duvall, Leader of the London Assembly Labour Group. The report said tougher checks on perpetrators were needed in order to protect … Continue reading Domestic abusers should be put on a register

Update on Great Northern poor performance

Following my earlier post on the delays and cancellations on the Great Northern line,   I have now received a response to my letter from Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) with their explanation for the delays to the service. You can read the letter here. The letter explains that the poor performance is a result of on-going issues … Continue reading Update on Great Northern poor performance