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Labour mayoral candidate reveals her plans for Newham if elected

MAKING PROGRESS: Rokhsana Fiaz was voted the Labour candidate for the mayor of Newham last Friday (16)

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING TACKLING homelessness by building 1,000 council-owned homes is a key pledge by a newly elected Labour mayoral candidate in east London. Rokhsana Fiaz, 47, was voted the Labour candidate for the mayor of Newham last Friday (16). If she wins the May election, Fiaz has made further pledges, including doubling the number of youth hubs and opposing the ‘academisation’ of schools. She also vowed to improve transparency in the local government and make sure accountability to communities is a priority during her time in office. Fiaz beat the present mayor Sir Robin Wales, who has led Newham…

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