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Supporting Local Business

The last year or so has been a difficult time for businesses up and down the country. That’s why I’ve been keen to do whatever I can to support local enterprise. Last week I dropped by Pistachios in the Park (the great little cafe at Manor House Gardens) to help entrepreneur, Asyin Djemil with his [...]

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Labour IS working in Lewisham East

The numbers of people claiming job seeker’s allowance (JSA) in Lewisham East is down for the third month in a row – proof that the government’s decisive action on the economy is making a real difference in this part of London. In September there were 3289 JSA claimants across the constituency. In December this had fallen [...]

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Phoenix Apprenticeships

If you’re leaving school or finishing university, it’s undoubtedly a difficult time to be trying to find work. At the council, Lewisham’s Mayor Steve Bullock (pictured above) has recognised this and has set up an apprenticeship scheme – on the open day about 800 interested applicants turned up. Down at Phoenix Housing, they are doing the same [...]