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Rabina for Mayor

Rabina for Mayor

We should create opportunities, not barriers, for mothers in politics

It has been said that if there were more women in the Cabinet when the NHS was created, we'd have had a national childcare service as well. The government's plan to extend childcare hours is potentially the only good idea they have, but it still

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The housing crisis: what is it and how do we fix it?

Much has been made of the 'Tower Hamlets Psycho' advert (and for once that's not a headline describing any of our politicians). Obviously, an advert glamourising the lifestyle of wealthy sociopaths to sell luxury flats is a slap in the face to the

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Women still sidelined in the media

Ever since I’ve been a local councillor, I’ve been far more used to giving quotes to the press then asking for them. But before I became cabinet member for housing in Tower Hamlets, I spent a great deal of time in broadcasting. In both I have

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Why we should save the independent living fund

Why we should save the independent living fund

Politicians from across the spectrum talk about the need for people to stand on their own two feet. The founding idea of a democratic society, whether you’re on the left or the right, is that people should be able to go about their lives with

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What can we do about housing in the East End?

What can we do about housing in the East End?

The average house price in Tower Hamlets is now over £600,000. Living in the borough for over twenty years, I’ve watched it happen. We have twenty thousand people on the social housing waiting list and have seen thousands forced out of London by the

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Smashing the glass ceiling in Tower Hamlets

Originally posted on Total Politics Three weeks ago I announced my intention to run as an independent candidate for mayor of Tower Hamlets. Even before I had done so, I was described by my political opponents as "easy to control". They have

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