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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Sir Keir Starmer, MP for Holborn and St Pancras, has been elected by Labour members as the party’s new leader.

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has called for young people to ditch the bravado and stay at home to protect their elders from the coronavirus outbreak.

Boris Johnson has ordered pubs and restaurants close tonight as the government announced unprecedented measures to cover the wages of workers who would otherwise lose their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The gender pay gap at Brent Council decreased last year but women are still paid less on average than their male counterparts.

After a two year battle over an £80 littering fine, an official review has found that attempts to gain information from Brent Council were not vexatious.

Two Conservative candidates who lost the Barnhill by-election have issued a petition claiming some of their votes were incorrectly allocated to Labour candidates.

Dawn Butler MP says she has been previously mistaken for a black Labour Party colleague after the BBC was forced to apologise for mixing them up.

More than 6,700 on-the-spot searches took place on the streets of Brent in 2019 - but police took action against fewer people.

Alperton residents have voted for change by installing a Liberal Democrat back in to Brent’s council chamber after the party’s four-year absence.

A Wembley construction firm has been fined half a million pounds after a father-of-two was killed in a demolition project.

Hoping to add colour - and opposition - to the Labour-dominated council in January’s four by-election openings are two Green Party candidates.

A Labour Party candidate for the council by-election in Alperton is understood to have been suspended by his party as it investigates alleged anti-Muslim tweets.

Thieves have targeted businesses in Brent 3,448 times in the past two years – but just a fifth of shoplifting crimes are being solved by police.

Dawn Butler MP has confirmed she will throw her hat in the ring to become the Labour Party’s next deputy leader.

It will be a bitter pill to swallow but it may be time for Remain campaigners to accept that Brexit will “git done” and rethink the focus of their formidable energies.

Tulip Siddiq is celebrating retaining her Hampstead and Kilburn seat, albeit with a slightly reduced majority.

Labour’s Dawn Butler has marched to victory in Brent Central, winning the seat for the fourth time.

Barry Gardiner is celebrating retaining the seat in Brent North he has held for 22 years.

Follow our live blog for the latest results from Brent Central and Brent North.

The polls opened across Brent this morning as the country decides who will form the next government and become Britain’s next prime minister.

Ending austerity emerged as a major topic for voters at a Brent Central hustings – but the Conservative candidate failed to show up to defend his party’s record.

The four main parties hoping to win in Hampstead and Kilburn were out in force in West Hampstead on Saturday morning, as just a handful of days remained before polling day.

Brent Central’s Deborah Unger is relying on the “huge hole” full of people who want neither a left nor a right wing government to vote Liberal Democrat instead on Thursday, December 12.

Hoping to take all the leave votes in Brent North on election night is Wembley-born first-time candidate Suzie O’Brien.

Ten days before heading to the polls, 400 Hampstead and Kilburn voters grilled candidates on some of the election campaign’s biggest issues at UCS Hampstead.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has branded the EU Settlement Scheme a failure as figures show almost two thirds of people in Camden have failed to register.

The Conservative candidate for Brent Central believes he can topple Labour’s Dawn Butler in the upcoming General Election despite her huge 27,000 majority two years ago.

A Brent councillor has resigned after seven years representing Barnhill citing family reasons.

The Lib Dem candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn has said the party’s policy to legalise cannabis could help stem youth violence and gang crime in Brent.

Brent’s climate emergency declaration is nothing more than a “public relations stunt”, according to a parliamentary candidate.

Questions are being asked why Brent North’s Conservative parliamentary candidate has been allowed to stand after sending anti-Muslim tweets.

Campaigners in Willesden Green have accused the council of “dithering” after losing a seven-year-battle to save their much-loved pub

A government inspector has called last orders on a valued pub in Willesden Green that will now be demolished to provide housing.

Nine neighbourhoods in Brent are among the 10pc most ‘deprived’ in England, according to government figures.

Jo Swinson’s battle bus parked up in Kensal Rise at the weekend in the hope of picking up disillusioned Labour voters.

With 27 days to go until the 2019 general election the battle is on as all parliamentary candidates have been selected for Brent Central, Brent North and the Hampstead and Kilburn constituencies.

Hampstead and Kilburn’s four main contenders to become the area’s next MP will face off in a question time debate hosted by the Ham&High and UCS Hampstead next month.

Brent Council is set to increase council tax by 3.99 per cent and could make cuts of almost £7.5 million to help balance next year’s budget.

Brent North’s MP pledges to hold the government’s “feet to the fire” over climate change issues as he says the borough’s air quality is “toxic”.

Fifty members of Extinction Rebellion Brent, including a former police officer, a retired firefighter and a doctor, spent last week protesting against the government’s perceived lack of action on climate change.

On one side, the world’s biggest used car dealership. On the other, plans for the the biggest development in London since the 2012 Olympics.

A senior Brent councillor said the council will “continue to embrace” everyone in the borough after a nationwide report highlighted the scale of xenophobia at schools following the EU referendum.

A child abuse victim has accused the government of taking his lifeline after officers stopped his disability payments.

The leader of Brent Council has been nominated for a national award that celebrates those from ethnic minority backgrounds.

A Neasden man with severe epilepsy has been told to live on £16 a month by government welfare bosses and threatened with a court case by Brent Council over an alleged overpayment of housing benefit.

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