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Responding to new data showing the true scale of police cuts in London, local London Assembly Member, Onkar Sahota AM, said:

“It’s now clear that the Government’s unwillingness to properly fund London’s police services is compromising the Met’s ability to keep Londoners safe.

News from Dr Onkar Sahota: Onkar Sahota response to police cuts in London

Responding to new data showing the true scale of police cuts in London, local London Assembly Member, Onkar Sahota AM, said: “It’s now clear that the Government’s unwillingness to properly fund... Read more

Really proud that my motion, calling on the Mayor to work with the National Sikh War Memorial Trust to find a Central London site for a fitting tribute to the Sikh soldiers who fought during the Great Wars, passed at the London Assembly plenary today.

I put forward this motion because we must recognise the extraordinary sacrifices made by Sikh soldiers during both World Wars in service of our nation: more than 80,000 Sikh soldiers gave their lives and over 100,000 were injured during the conflicts.

I would like to thank Leonie Cooper for seconding the motion, and all my colleagues for their exceptionally kind words in support of it. I am so pleased that the motion passed unanimously; a real tribute to the importance of this issue and the strength of support for the memorial.

London Assembly calls on Mayor to find a site for the the Sikh soldier monument

Really proud that my motion, calling on the Mayor to work with the National Sikh War Memorial Trust to find a Central London site for a fitting tribute to the... Read more

Responding to the announcement that the Mayor of London’s plans to make North Ealing, Northolt, Ruislip, Hanger Lane and Park Royal stations in Ealing and Hillingdon step free as part of proposals to increase accessibility on the transport network, Local London Assembly Member, Dr Onkar Sahota AM, said:

Step Free Access at stations in Ealing and Hillingdon

Responding to the announcement that the Mayor of London’s plans to make North Ealing, Northolt, Ruislip, Hanger Lane and Park Royal stations in Ealing and Hillingdon step free as part... Read more

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has committed to support the Metropolitan Police and local boroughs working to stop the harassment and intimidation of women accessing clinics by anti-abortion protestors.

Local London Assembly Member, Dr Onkar Sahota, today called on the Mayor of London to ensure the Metropolitan Police work with Ealing Council to end the harassment of women accessing abortion services in the borough. He gained a commitment from the Mayor to ensure the Metropolitan Police and borough commanders will work with London councils to deal with this kind of anti-social behaviour.

Last month, Ealing council overwhelmingly passed a motion to protect the rights of individuals from harassment and intimidation when accessing legally existing health services at the Marie Stopes Clinic.

NEWS FROM ONKAR SAHOTA AM: Mayor of London commits to support local boroughs working to stop the harassment of women accessing clinics by anti-abortion protestors.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has committed to support the Metropolitan Police and local boroughs working to stop the harassment and intimidation of women accessing clinics by anti-abortion protestors.... Read more

Local employers urged to put mental health on their agenda

 

Today on the 25th World Mental Health Day, Local London Assembly Member, Onkar Sahohta AM, is calling on businesses to put mental health on their agenda. The theme of this year’s awareness event, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is workplace wellbeing. Mr Sahota urged employers to take action to “tackle the culture of silence that all too often surrounds mental illness.”

Onkar Sahota AM urges local employers to put mental health on their agenda

Local employers urged to put mental health on their agenda   Today on the 25th World Mental Health Day, Local London Assembly Member, Onkar Sahohta AM, is calling on businesses... Read more

Earlier this month, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party visited my GP practice in Southall to meet with some of my staff and the patients who use my surgery.


I first got into politics and stood for election because not all the problems people come to see me about can be cured with a prescription pad or a referral. I'm proud to continue to see patients on a weekly basis, because if you are trying to change the NHS for the better, it is important to experience what it is like to be on the front line.

Since 2010 the Tories have been running down the NHS. Their plans to bring about the biggest programme of cuts and closures to hospitals in North West London, including Ealing Hospital, are putting even greater strain on the rest of the NHS, especially family doctors.

A few years ago I published a report on the state of London's GP practices. It found that 18% of Londoners couldn't get an appointment to see their GP, and that London is losing its GPs to overseas, with a 12% increase in the number of doctors moving abroad. You can read the full report here.

Watch the Video of Jeremy Corbyn visiting my surgery in Southall...




GPs Under Strain: Jeremy Corbyn in Southall

Earlier this month, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party visited my GP practice in Southall to meet with some of my staff and the patients who use my...

It’s been over a year now since the EU referendum took place and while negotiations between the UK Government and the EU have now begun, London faces considerable uncertainty about the outcome of the negotiations.

The decisions that are made in the next two years will impact on our everyday lives. That is why a year on, we are seeking views from Londoners on how you feel about Brexit a year on from the referendum. I want to know where your priorities lie, whether you believe you have enough information about the current negotiations and whether your opinions have changed over the past year.

I want to hear from you; whether you are a resident or own a business, because I want to hear your views and experiences. The results will be published later in the year and will form a report which will inform key decision makers of Londoners’ views on Brexit. 

Take the survey by clicking here.

Tell me your views on Brexit?

It’s been over a year now since the EU referendum took place and while negotiations between the UK Government and the EU have now begun, London faces considerable uncertainty about...

Local London Assembly Member Dr Onkar Sahota has called on the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to fund a knife surrender bin in Ealing. In a letter to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Dr Sahota said he was concerned about a rise in the number of knife related crimes across the capital. London saw an 8 per cent increase in knife crime last year, with the number cases of Wounding and GBH in Ealing increasing by 12 per cent in the twelve months to December 2015.

Dr Onkar Sahota AM calls for extra funding to make Ealing safer

Local London Assembly Member Dr Onkar Sahota has called on the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to fund a knife surrender bin in Ealing. In a letter to the... Read more

Ealing’s police officers are being routinely ‘abstracted’ from their local beats to plug gaps in London-wide public order operations new figures have revealed. The new data found that 353 officer shifts are being lost from Ealing’s police force every month according to Metropolitan Police statistics provided to Labour’s London Assembly policing spokesperson Joanne McCartney.

Bobbies pulled off the beat for over 353 shifts in Ealing every month to plug gaps elsewhere

Ealing’s police officers are being routinely ‘abstracted’ from their local beats to plug gaps in London-wide public order operations new figures have revealed. The new data found that 353 officer... Read more

Labour London Assembly Member Dr Onkar Sahota has hit out at the Mayor of London after he said he would overrule the London Fire Authority after they voted not to scrap thirteen London fire engines, including one in Ealing. The decision not to cut the fire engines was taken on Wednesday (17th) by members of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) after a public consultation found 82% of respondents were opposed to the Mayor’s plan to axe thirteen London fire engines.

Boris overruling the Fire Authority and axing 13 London fire engines is “irresponsible and dangerous”

Labour London Assembly Member Dr Onkar Sahota has hit out at the Mayor of London after he said he would overrule the London Fire Authority after they voted not to... Read more

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