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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

Fewer than one in five of the public support plans to cut 13 London fire engines, including one in Ealing, according to the results of an official London Fire Brigade public consultation. Despite the lack of public support for the plans, the London Fire Brigade, is pushing ahead with plans to axe the 13 fire engines after Mayor Boris Johnson ordered them to make £11.5m in cuts in 2016/17. The consultation results come only two weeks after the Mayor was criticised for describing the lifesaving fire engines as “pointless vehicles.”

Public back plans to save 13 London fire engines from Boris Johnson’s cuts

Fewer than one in five of the public support plans to cut 13 London fire engines, including one in Ealing, according to the results of an official London Fire Brigade... Read more

The Mayor of London has failed to answer questions about his record on tackling health inequalities in North West London. Local London Assembly Member, Dr Onkar Sahota AM, used January’s Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall to question Boris Johnson on a recent report which called for “deeply flawed” changes to NHS West London health services to be “halted immediately”. In his response the Mayor of London dismissed the findings from the Independent Healthcare Commission’s report, after admitting that he had not read the report in full. Dr Sahota said the Mayor’s unwillingness to answer questions “completely fails communities” who are concerned about the future of their local NHS.

Boris fails to address concerns about health inequalities in North West London

The Mayor of London has failed to answer questions about his record on tackling health inequalities in North West London. Local London Assembly Member, Dr Onkar Sahota AM, used January’s... Read more

On the 13th of January I chaired a seminar about healthcare in London organised by Policy Forum for London. The seminar brought together some of the latest thinking about the long-term implications of last year’s NHS Five Year Forward View for the capital. It was a great opportunity to hear from leading figures in the healthcare profession on key issues in relation to London’s wider healthcare needs including the future of mental health services, cancer care and services for the homeless.

Coordination is key to NHS challenges in London

On the 13th of January I chaired a seminar about healthcare in London organised by Policy Forum for London. The seminar brought together some of the latest thinking about the... Read more

I began 2016 by meeting residents of Ickenham Village along with officers from Transport for London to discuss extending the Low Emissions Zone to include the whole village.

Helping local residents fight for clean air

I began 2016 by meeting residents of Ickenham Village along with officers from Transport for London to discuss extending the Low Emissions Zone to include the whole village. Read more

Proposals for a knife amnesty, backed by Local London Assembly Member, Dr Onkar Sahota AM, will be considered by the Mayor of London and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, it has been confirmed. Dr Onkar Sahota AM backed calls for a London wide amnesty following a serious rise in stabbings in the capital and an increase in the number of teenagers stabbed to death. Dr Sahota said “we’re one step closer to getting more of these weapons off the streets”.

Met to consider Knife Amnesty proposals backed by Dr Onkar Sahota AM

Proposals for a knife amnesty, backed by Local London Assembly Member, Dr Onkar Sahota AM, will be considered by the Mayor of London and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, it has... Read more

Local families who have battled against the closure of Ealing Maternity Services were given fresh hope that there could be a rethink this Christmas. Campaigners had cause to celebrate when a new report from the Independent Healthcare Commission recommended that the decision to close the maternity unit should be reversed with immediate effect. Whilst decision makers have thus far resisted the call to reconsider the closure, it’s clear that the report has shown locals that the battle is not yet over.

We need a rethink on maternity services

Local families who have battled against the closure of Ealing Maternity Services were given fresh hope that there could be a rethink this Christmas. Campaigners had cause to celebrate when... Read more

Under questioning by the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee the Met Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, confirmed that plans to scrap all of the capital’s Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), had been dropped and that the 649 PCSOs posts attached to neighbourhood teams would be “guaranteed" with no PCSOs facing redundancy.

Met bows to pressure and abandons plans to axe all of Ealing’s PCSOs

Under questioning by the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee the Met Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, confirmed that plans to scrap all of the capital’s Police Community Support Officers... Read more

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