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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