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The sole Liberal Democrat councillor in Brent called for more representation from opposition groups on council committees to provide fairer and greater scrutiny on key decisions.

The mayor of Brent will “go down in history” after being re-elected for a second term due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Backbench councillors in Brent are calling for greater influence in decision making which is currently controlled by cabinet members.

Dawn Butler MP has said she is “honoured” to have been named as an “inspirational woman” leading the UK.

A Dudden Hill councillor who posted an antisemitic video in a community WhatsApp group has had his suspension lifted by the Labour Party.

Dawn Butler MP has closed her constituency office in Willesden both for financial reasons and to keep her staff safe.

Brent Labour councillors attended a prayer service in a place of worship before lockdown restrictions were relaxed, as part of an event billed as a chance to “pray or reflect at home”.

A judicial review in the high court is being sought over the failure of the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to investigate alleged breaches of lockdown rules by the prime minister’s adviser, Dominic Cummings.

MP Dawn Butler has accused the prime minister of being “reckless” in his handling of the covid pandemic, prompting an accusation of using “disgraceful language”.

Tributes have been paid to former Conservative Brent mayor Jim O’Sullivan who has died.

Brent councillors have voted to give themselves a payrise at the same meeting where they agreed to find £7.4m budget cuts.

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

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

Wembley Park is to become a new council ward in Brent as the tower blocks springing up around the stadium see the population in the neighbourhood increase dramatically.

Dawn Butler is up for her third award from an equalities charity.

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