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This week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, pledging my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.
Tuesday 27th January will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.
In the weeks leading up to and after Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau – and is an important opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and make sure they are not forgotten. I encourage all constituents to mark the day and to join members of my community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance.
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As the Tory-led Government embarked upon their damaging programme of austerity measures, people across our city and especially across our constituency were faced with a cost-of-living crisis.
Tottenham, is one of the few outer London constituencies that has a housing market that has a sizeable rented sector. The facts are stark. Private rents in London have risen nine per cent since December 2011. Property price growth has returned to pre-2008 levels and is on the brink of exceeding it. Higher rents make it difficult to save a deposit, and rapid house price growth pushes the size of that deposit further and further out of reach.
I have consistently called for the introduction of rent controls to address the problem of soaring rents which are crippling people in Tottenham. In May 2014, it was welcome news that Labour Leader Ed Miliband committed curb excessive rent increases through the introduction of such controls.
Read some of the articles I have written on the subject here:
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