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For Ilford South


Jas Athwal

Ilford South residents deserve an alternative to the near decade of austerity we have endured under successive Conservative governments. We deserve better than closing hospitals and overstretched schools.

We deserve better than the politics of hate and division spread by the Tories and government funded buses telling immigrants they are not welcome.

I have delivered as the Leader of Redbridge Council and now I am ready to step up and fight for my neighbours as the next Labour MP for Ilford South.

Short Biography

What Jas believes in

  • Everything
  • My Vision for Ilford
  • The Redbridge Story

Building a Fairer Society

We should all feel safe and welcome in the country we call home…

Investing in Ilford

For too long we have been overlooked by a disinterested Conservative government…

Reclaiming our Streets

Cuts to the Police endanger communities and endanger police officers too.

Equality & Diversity

We have actively increased women and ethnic minority representation in the Labour group.

Crime & Safety

With police numbers cut, we are investing in the safety of our residents.

Housing & Homelessness

We’ve built the first new council houses in 10 years in Redbridge.

Community Regeneration

We have launched the biggest regeneration agenda in the council’s history.

Budget & Council Practices

Redbridge has been recognised as one of the most cost-effective councils in the UK.

Health & Social Care

We have successfully campaigned to save King George A&E.

What Jas stands for

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As Operation Linstock winds down with all of the suspected drug dealers now in custody, the Council and police will work together to ensure Ilford Town Centre, Ilford Lane, Valentines Park, and the wider area are patrolled continuously to deter other criminal elements from coming in. Areas like Gants Hill, Wanstead, Barkingside, Seven Kings, Goodmayes, Chadwell Heath, Hainault, and other locations, will get additional attention from local Safer Neighbourhood Teams to ensure crime isn't displaced from Ilford.

I can confirm the Council is paying some money for police officer overtime so that there is almost a 24-hour patrol plan in place to keep Ilford safe. I also want to thank all of our hardworking police and enforcement officers, the dozens of detectives, Territorial Support officers, and Response Taskforce officers for all their work this year to conclude Operation Linstock successfully.
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1 week ago

Jas Athwal - Leader of Redbridge Council

Was pleased to join our BCU Commander and Deputy Mayor for Policing Sophie Linden this afternoon in Ilford. We discussed the outcomes of Operation Linstock and the measures we are putting in place now to ensure Ilford remains free of drug dealers and yobs.


More than 300 police officers raided 50 addresses in Ilford, Havering, and other parts of East London. 43 people have been arrested with 19 already charged for various drug offences. Officers have seized a significant quantity of drugs, cash, and a firearm.

For the last 6 months, East Area officers have been conducting a large undercover operation into this drug network which revolved around Ilford Town Centre. Today's arrests won't eliminate crime from Ilford totally, but will reduce drug-related ones as we have taken out some of the key operators in Ilford's drug trade.
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It was great to attend the Ilford Citizens Founding Assembly tonight.
It's so inspiring to see local organisations sharing values & a bold vision to eradicate homelessness & tackle crime - making Ilford a better place to live for everyone.
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Untrue allegations were made against me on 13 August. I responded in detail to the Labour Party on 20th August, with supporting evidence including witness statements, proving the allegations were untrue.

No reply was received from the Labour Party.

Nothing was heard until late yesterday, my solicitor was emailed at 11 pm, advising that I was suspended from the Labour Party.

This is not a fair process. It is contrary to natural justice. All I seek is a fair hearing and due process.

The Labour Party has had every opportunity to deal with this matter properly and fairly in the past seven weeks and chose only to act late yesterday by suspending me when I have no time to challenge that decision.

This is why people are so upset.
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On Saturday (5th Oct) Ilford South Labour members choose their next parliamentary candidate. I believe Ilford South deserves a local MP who reflects and represents our diverse community.

Ilford is my home. I grew up here, I went to school here and I raised my family here – I know the area like the back of my hand.

I understand what local people want and need, and I have the vision to deliver a better future for Ilford.

I have delivered as the Leader of Redbridge Council and now I am ready to step up and fight for you as Ilford South's first BAME MP.

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