Diwali message

Diwali is being celebrated across London today (13 November) by London’s Sikh, Hindu and Jain communities. Local Assembly Member Joanne McCartney said:  “Diwali is a fantastic family festival where Enfield and Haringey’s Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities come together to celebrate the future and reflect our past accomplishments. “It has been an incredible year in London and Diwali … Continue reading Diwali message

Boris admits he might not keep policing promise

The Mayor has revealed that he might not be able to keep his election promise to have 1,000 more police officers in London than when he took office. The Mayor has written to the Metropolitan Police asking them to come up with their final proposals for cutting £148million next year from their budget. In the … Continue reading Boris admits he might not keep policing promise

Mayor to face questions over London Borough Police Mergers

Today (Wednesday) Boris Johnson will face questions over his plans to change the structure of the Metropolitan Police and merge some borough police forces. The plans, which will be publicly consulted on in October, will see some borough’s police forces merged. It has not yet been determined which boroughs will face this merger.The changes also … Continue reading Mayor to face questions over London Borough Police Mergers

Joanne McCartney backs call for tax on bank bonuses to fund jobs as youth unemployment spirals in Enfield & Haringey

Local London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney called for a tax on bank bonuses to fund work placements for unemployed 16-24 year olds to prevent another ‘lost generation’. The call follows a staggering 104 per cent rise in the last year in the number of young people out of work for over six months in Enfield … Continue reading Joanne McCartney backs call for tax on bank bonuses to fund jobs as youth unemployment spirals in Enfield & Haringey

Government slammed over Remploy closure plan

Local Labour Assembly Member Joanne McCartney slams the Minister for Disabled People for plans to close the North East London Remploy Factory. The Remploy North East London factory in Tottenham is one of 36 Factories the Government is proposing for closure.  The Tottenham Factory employs 24 people, including 22 disabled employees, who would face compulsory … Continue reading Government slammed over Remploy closure plan