London assembly for North East London — fighting your corner at City Hall

Welcome to my constituency of North East London, incorporating the Boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest.

Bruce Pitt, the son of Lord David Pitt, gives his speech at the annual Lord David Pitt Lecture 2013.

The steelpan band entertains the audience at the annual Lord David Pitt Lecture 2013

From Bid to Host City I have been supporting the Games from the early idea to now, just a few days to go. Here is a collection of some of my memories of the journey, the hard work and the amazing people involved in creating the 2012 Olympic Games for London.

Jennette Arnold Questions Peter Hendy, Head of TFL about Sexual Harassment on London’s Transport.

On 21st of June Jennette Arnold questioned London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing Stephen Greenhalgh about reports that at least one officer in the Metropolitan Police’s Sapphire Unit were held on 13 misconduct charges. The charges include allegations that they failed to perform their duty in investigating rape and sexual assault cases, falsified entries on the police’s Crime Report Information System and falsified records of Crown Prosecution Service decisions which had never actually been referred to the CPS.

Deputy Mayor Greenhalgh had advised the Metropolitan Police Commissioner not to attend the meeting and was unable to answer the very serious questions.

On February 2nd 2012 Jennette Arnold Questioned London’s Met Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe about the use of Stop and Search tactics in London.

She urged the Commissioner to fully appreciate that young people the she has spoken to in North East London (Hackney Islington and Waltham Forest) are sick and tired of the inappropriate use of Stop and Search. They see it as being used in an arbitrary and intimidatory manner.

Police must show that they understand that in Britain policing is by consent. And that this consent is given as much by young people in our society as anyone else.

Stop and Search should be only used on the basis of intelligence and evidence. And when it is used respect should be shown to those who are stopped and searched, as they are, under British law innocent until proven guilty.

I went to the train naming ceremony for the new ‘Ely Cathedral’ Train on the National Express Service from Liverpool St. Choiristers from Ely Cathedral performed.

A year to go to London 2012, Jennette attended the handover for the Aquatic Centre and saw Team GB’s Synchronised Swimming and Tom Daley’s First Dive in the Pool.