Results from Portsoken Election

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Source: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/Pages/Results.aspx

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Guinness plans: you decide who’s best equipped to represent your interests

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Residents at the special meeting called by Munsur Ali on 6th February / Disclaimer: appearance in this photo does not necessarily indicate support for Labour

Following residents’ concern Guinness has been obliged to rethink its plans by the City. The City says that some of the blocks are too big. This is what was revealed at the packed meeting on Feb 6 through a statement provided by the Director of Planning. At the end of this meeting you asked Munsur Ali to represent your views to Guinness.

In the meantime rumours are circulating. “Labour is opposed to the redevelopment”. This is not true. In fact Labour has been sounding out the City of London on a possible joint venture to help Guinness deliver a more viable scheme.

Labour candidate Munsur Ali says the key issues are:

1. Has Guinness got a Plan B?

2. When will it be made public?

3. Will residents be fully consulted?

4. Will Guinness improve its repairs service in the meantime?

Labour believes that you have a right to know what’s going on behind the scenes and to be fully involved in these discussions. “Communication with Guinness should not be controlled by one or two people” is what you say. We hope you agree that Labour’s commitment to local residents is what is needed from your elected representatives.

Vote Labour on 23 March – Vote for Munsur Ali and Jason Pritchard 

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Labour’s candidates demand City repays ‘missing’ 200k

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Labour’s candidates for Portsoken, Munsur Ali and Jason Pritchard, have written to the City’s chief Executive John Barradell.

They are demanding the City rethinks how to pay £200,000 taken from a fund for local residents on the Middlesex Street Estate.

The bottom line is that all residents (leaseholders and tenants alike) have been short-changed by the Guildhall. Monies from a recent property development earmarked for window improvements were diverted to the Aldgate gyratory scheme.

Guildhall has agreed to compensate Petticoat Tower residents affected by paying for the window improvements out of the Housing Revenue Account (HRA).

Labour doesn’t think this is good enough. Why should HRA funds that could have been spent, for example, on landscaping the entrance on Artizan Street be ‘highjacked’ for an administrative convenience?

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A new team for Portsoken

labourportsoken_-_Twitter_Search.pngWe are pleased to announce that Munsur Ali & Jason Pritchard have been selected as Labour candidates for Portsoken ward election on 23 March.

On Your Side

Over the last three years Fr. William Taylor ran a monthly surgery in the ward and dealt with scores of individual pieces of casework. Now Jason Pritchard, a resident in Middlesex Street, and Munsur Ali, a resident on Mansell Street, will run a weekly ward surgery, offering advice in English, Spanish and Bengali.

“Whatever the challenge, we are on your side”

Munsur lives on Mansell Street and was raised in the ward. He studied film at London Metropolitan University and now has his own company. He got more involved through a concern for the redevelopment plans for his estate: “Concerned that key decisions are made behind closed doors I demanded transparency. I now realise that if we don’t work together the loudest voice in the room will get its way.”

Jason was born in Tower Hamlets and went to school locally and now his children go to the local primary school. He has lived in Petticoat Tower since 2008. “I want to focus on the local issues that affect us all on a daily basis. Last year I got involved in a clean air campaign with parents and residents and I discovered that pollution levels are far too high in Aldgate. I worry about the future for families in my community and I have decided to do something about it.”

“Join us and let’s take back control for residents”

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