Information about my work as a Labour Councillor for East Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Report from Fiona Twycross AM

Standing up for Londoners - working for you and with you
Over the past few months, I have been working on a number of issues including:
Launching an investigation on behalf of the Assembly in to food poverty and the growing scandal of hunger in our city - for more information and to take part in the consultation which ends on 5 November, please follow the link below:
Challenging the Mayor on a range of issues from public mental health; the likely impact on affordable housing that will be caused by Universal Credit to accessible transport. See the following link to see the questions I have raised with the Mayor and his response: (search 'Fiona Twycross'). Please let me know if you have issues you would like to be raised with the Mayor in the future.
Fighting cuts to suburban rail services, like the South London Line and the Sutton Loop - see information on the recent motion passed by the assembly:
 As a member of the Fire Authority, I was delighted to vote to reverse the proposed privatisation of the Merton Control Centre
Along with colleagues on the Labour Group and members across London, I am also campaigning against the level of cuts to emergency services which are too far and too fast. See a BBC report from September. Please let me know about campaigns you are running on the ground as, working with Labour Party Regional Office, we will shortly be circulating details of best practice and model materials.
Re-establishing the Regional Phonebank on Tuesdays from 6 pm - 8 pm at Labour Party London Region, 1 Brewers Green, London SW1H 0RH - please get in touch if you would like to come along. Training and a cup of tea provided.
For information on my work, please see my new website:

Making work pay & a future that works
Shockingly, despite his promises, the Mayor has failed to ensure all workers working within the remit of the Greater London Authority get the London Living Wage. This includes some cleaners working for TfL. Along with other Labour Assembly members, I recently welcomed members of the RMT to City Hall demanding the living wage.

Thousands of people from across the UK took part in the recent TUC march in London. I was pleased to join members from my local party in the recent TUC march for 'a future that works'.

Following the march I raised issues relating to the government's failed economic policies and youth unemployment in London at the Assembly. See the link below for further information: