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Why I’m standing to be a Labour London Assembly candidate

First published on LabourList: https://labourlist.org/2020/01/andrew-achilleos-why-im-standing-to-be-a-labour-london-assembly-candidate I’m standing to be Labour’s GLA candidate for Havering and Redbridge because I know just how much local people need a strong Labour voice to represent their interests in City Hall. The Tories have held Havering and Redbridge for 20 years, leaving residents across two boroughs without a seat at … Read more Why I’m standing to be a Labour London Assembly candidate

Solidarity in Dagenham and Rainham

This was first published by LabourList on 20.12.19. Original article here: https://labourlist.org/2019/12/solidarity-in-dagenham-and-rainham-how-labour-held-the-key-tory-target/?fbclid=IwAR0ZezwCu_dPqVwMm2nG3GJwiIZv4yiMe3Q62GBX-yyUQmHFwD29p0kJvKk I felt I should write this before the bandwagon rolled through town and everyone started talking about how they saved Dagenham and Rainham. From day one, we were told in no uncertain terms that we would not be receiving wider support – despite … Read more Solidarity in Dagenham and Rainham

100 Years of Council Housing – Let’s Celebrate by Building Some

This year marked 100 years since the Addison Act – legislation that paved the way for councils to build social housing. What better way to celebrate and honour this ground-breaking Act than to get councils building again? There are somewhere in the region of 11,000 local authorities in the United Kingdom, if all of them … Read more 100 Years of Council Housing – Let’s Celebrate by Building Some

Halt Airport Expansion and Invest in a Green Transformation

Firstly, it is important to recognise that supporting the environment doesn’t mean neglecting the economy. However, after declaring an environmental and climate emergency it would be hypocritical to support airport expansion and the increased emissions that come with it. That is why I recently announced my opposition to the London City Airport master plan. As … Read more Halt Airport Expansion and Invest in a Green Transformation

The White Horse Regeneration

On Monday 16 September proposals to restore the White Horse Pub in Chadwell Heath were approved at Planning Committee by Barking and Dagenham Council. The plans also included using the existing car park to provide three and four storey flats. Councillor Andrew Achilleos who sits on the Planning Committee commented: “After reading the report, listening … Read more The White Horse Regeneration