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JAS ATHWAL

SUSPENSION LIFTED

The campaign for justice begins

I am delighted that the highest disciplinary body in the Labour Party has finally heard my case and cleared me of any wrongdoing. This was the inevitable conclusion of a malicious complaint against me by someone with a political axe to grind and a history of making vexatious complaints.

It should never have gotten this far or gone on this long. My family and I have been through hell as this case has been dragged out.

I am in no doubt that this malicious complaint was deliberately manipulated for no other reason than exclude me from the selection to become the Labour Party’s Parliamentary Candidate in the Ilford South constituency.

As a result, I have felt tortured and betrayed by the Party that I have loved and served for more than a decade.

Those responsible, some of whom have left the employment of the Labour Party and some of whom continue to hold positions of influence within the Labour Party, must be held to account.

There must never be a repeat of this kind of political corruption. I have every confidence that Keir Starmer’s leadership will restore principles of fairness, decency and justice to the Labour Party.

The Labour Party must now undertake a thorough investigation into the handling of my case by Party officers and members of the National Executive Committee and introduce a complaints system that is independent and free from political manipulation and corruption to give genuine victims the confidence to know that they can come forward.

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, SUPPORT THE CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO THE HANDLING OF JAS ATHWAL’S CASE SO THAT LESSONS CAN BE LEARNED AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE CAN BE HELD TO ACCOUNT

SUSPENSION LIFTED

The campaign for justice begins

I am delighted that the highest disciplinary body in the Labour Party has finally heard my case and cleared me of any wrongdoing. This was the inevitable conclusion of a malicious complaint against me by someone with a political axe to grind and a history of making vexatious complaints.

It should never have gotten this far or gone on this long. My family and I have been through hell as this case has been dragged out.

I am in no doubt that this malicious complaint was deliberately manipulated for no other reason than exclude me from the selection to become the Labour Party’s Parliamentary Candidate in the Ilford South constituency.

As a result, I have felt tortured and betrayed by the Party that I have loved and served for more than a decade. Those responsible, some of whom have left the employment of the Labour Party and some of whom continue to hold positions of influence within the Labour Party, must be held to account.

There must never be a repeat of this kind of political corruption. I have every confidence that Keir Starmer’s leadership will restore principles of fairness, decency and justice to the Labour Party.

The Labour Party must now undertake a thorough investigation into the handling of my case by Party officers and members of the National Executive Committee and introduce a complaints system that is independent and free from political manipulation and corruption to give genuine victims the confidence to know that they can come forward.

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, SUPPORT THE CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO THE HANDLING OF JAS ATHWAL’S CASE SO THAT LESSONS CAN BE LEARNED AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE CAN BE HELD TO ACCOUNT

About

Jas Athwal

Redbridge 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 – improving services, fighting austerity, and leading the Borough through the awful Covid19 crisis.

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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Local charities like Project Malachi - a pop up hostel & workshop for Ilford are doing great work with us to support rough sleepers.

Unfortunately, organised crime groups are working across London to exploit the real issue of rough sleeping by conning people out of their money.

We are taking action on aggressive begging locally. Please donate your money to local homelessness charities instead of giving to these organised crime groups.
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I’m really pleased to be able to share some exciting news on Seven Kings Park.

Our Council has partnered with Trees for Cities to plant a brand new biodiverse woodland just to the north of Seven Kings Park. The new woodland will include Alder, Hornbeam, Walnut and Oak trees and we will begin planting next week to coincide with National Tree Week.

As the trees grow they will not only create a beautiful woodland for local people to enjoy, but they will also help clean the air and create a natural environment to support habitats and food for urban wildlife, like hedgehogs and bats.

Trees for Cities is the only charity of its kind working nationally and internationally to plant trees in cities to improve lives and cultivate lasting change in neighbourhoods.

The charity has been working with Redbridge Council for several years forming a partnership that has led to a number of successful environmental initiatives including new woodlands and orchards in Goodmayes, Hainault, Woodford and Roding Valley, and new trees for South Park, Loxford Park and Barley Lane.

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