Investing in Ilford

“For too long we have been overlooked by a disinterested Conservative government, as your MP I will fight to put Ilford back on the map so we can no longer be ignored”

“Locally I have led a bold regeneration agenda in the council and I will continue this work as your MP making sure Ilford gets the investment it deserves.”

With thoughtful investment we can build the housing we need for growing families while improving services like healthcare and education.

Ilford is growing – we can’t stop that but we can plan for it by increasing the number of GP surgeries locally, protecting and potentially expanding King George Hospital, investing in our schools and providing new libraries and leisure centres.

Once we’re back in government Labour will also make different choices. A Labour government will take advantage of near record-low interest rates to create a National Transformation Fund that will invest £250 billion over ten years in upgrading the economy. This fund will ensure that the huge potential of every part of the UK is met, including the potential of Ilford South.

I will continue to push for investment from the government and Mayor of London.

I will prioritise protecting our existing NHS services like King George hospital and neighbouring Whipps Cross and fighting for hospital improvement and expansion.

I will work to attract outside investment into Ilford, boosting our highstreets by supporting local businesses and helping to make the case for an Ilford university campus which will enhance our local economy.

I will support the council investment into our parks, green spaces and leisure facilities like our theatre, town centre Community Hub, and the new covered food market coming to the Town Hall.

I will make the most of the 4 new Crossrail stations coming to Ilford, ensuring we have the appropriate supporting infrastructure and use the opportunity the stations will bring to boost our economy.

I will support the council in building 1000 new affordable homes across Redbridge over the next five years for local families.

I will tackle rouge landlords taking advantage of vulnerable tenants.

Labour will also invest to build over a million new homes across the UK and locally in Redbridge I have pledged to build 1000 new affordable homes as Leader of the Council.


These affordable homes will empower young people in Ilford to get a step onto the housing ladder, enable families who live in Redbridge have space to grow and prevent the growing homelessness crisis hitting London.


A Labour government will also establish a new Department for Housing, tasked with improving the number, standards and affordability of homes and to make sure housing is about homes for the many, not investment opportunities for the few.

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This is disgusting behaviour and it is right that youths and their parents will be prosecuted.

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Jas Athwal - Leader of Redbridge Council

Today our fantastic refuse workers were out bright and early working hard for all residents.

This has not been an easy time for our staff who've had to work harder and for longer hours to cover those who are unwell or self-isolating.

I am so proud of Cllr John Howard and his team for pulling through in this difficult time. Thank you for everything.

If you see members of our cleansing team, please feel free to say hi and thank you (from a distance)!

Photo: August 2019
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This time three years ago, the Council-funded Operation Parish saw 11 drug dealers being sentenced to prison for a total of 28 years. We'll continue to keep the pressure up on crime and antisocial behaviour in Ilford. ... See MoreSee Less

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Enforcement Officers & Redbridge Police will be patrolling Redbridge parks & high streets to make sure:

1) Social distancing takes place

2) Non-essential businesses are closed

3) Price hiking is stopped

🛑 Follow the rules OR parks will close 🛑

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We have had to make the difficult decision to pause our separate recycling service. This is to ensure we can still collect household waste & protect our staff

Your recycling will still be collected with your household waste, so please put it in black bin bags or in your wheelie bin if you have one.

Please bear with us, these are exceptional circumstances and the usual service will resume as soon as possible.

You can find out more about the changes to services we are having to make because of the impact of Coronavirus here -

We have also produced a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the changes to waste services -
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