Something is stirring in the Labour movement. Above the fray of factionalism, The Labour Campaign to End Homelessness has caught the imagination of Labour activists up and down the country. A campaign which began six months ago with a LabourList article has become a nationwide call to action. On New Year’s Day, The Morning Star…

New Year’s Eve. The one night every year when being alone at midnight is universally deemed to be tragic. When the Bridget Jones’s of this world reflect on their lives of quiet desperation, and then go home. Unless of course, you are homeless, when a kiss is the last thing on your mind. You are…

Pastor Martin Niemoller (1892 – 1984) once wrote this: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for me—and there was no one…

This week I wrote an article for LeftFootForward, examining how Brent Labour bucked the national trend of swings  away from us by increasing our majorities in all three of our constituencies – Brent North, Brent Central and Hampstead & Kilburn. I am aware that not all the Brent Labour councillors agree with my analysis, but…

On Sunday 26th April I took part in the 35th London Marathon, finishing the race in a time of 4 hours and 12 minutes. More important, generous donors have now taken the fundraising pot to nearly £1,800, including offline donations. This money will go into saving lives, including in Wembley Central, where the rate of cardiovascular…