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Bob Crow to be honoured at march

The former rail union leader Bob Crow who died last month is to be honoured at a traditional rally in London. The London May Day march will also commemorate the late politician Tony Benn. Organising committee member Tony Lennon said it's an opportunity for people to pay tribute to them.


Child poverty figures released for London

The Campaign to End Child Poverty has today published new figures that provide a child poverty map of the whole of the UK.

The figures reveal the high levels of poverty in London, and the wide disparities between local areas. Below is a breakdown of how those figures look in the capital.

  • Barking and Dagenham 31%
  • Barnet 17%
  • Bexley 15%
  • Brent 26%
  • Bromley 13%
  • Camden 28%
  • City of London 12%
  • Croydon 21%
  • Ealing 23%
  • Enfield 29%
  • Greenwich 24%
  • Hackney 30%
  • Hammersmith and Fulham 25%
  • Haringey 30%
  • Harrow 17%
  • Havering 15%
  • Hillingdon 19%
  • Hounslow 22%
  • Islington 34%
  • Kensington and Chelsea 19%
  • Kingston upon Thames 11% Lambeth 26%
  • Lewisham 24%
  • Merton 14%
  • Newham 32%
  • Redbridge 21%
  • Richmond upon Thames 7%
  • Southwark 24%
  • Sutton 13%
  • Tower Hamlets 42%
  • Waltham Forest 27%
  • Wandsworth 16%
  • Westminster 30%

Claims of election fraud in Richmond Upon Thames

Claims of election fraud are being investigated by police after fake election pamphlets were reportedly handed out in the name of a candidate.

Leaflets purporting to be from a Liberal Democrat candidate appeared to pledge support for a number of causes, including a controversial planning decision.

They were handed out the day before the Richmond Upon Thames Council by-election in south west London on May 3rd.

A Lib Dem spokesman said candidate Jane Dodds had not backed the manifesto points on the fake flyer.

The hotly contested Richmond North seat was won by Conservative candidate Stephen Speak, who beat Ms Dodds by 146 votes.


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