On Sunday, Redbridge Young Labour launched the Labour party's local elections campaign for Ilford Town Ward.
In 2014, Labour won control of Redbridge Council from the Conservatives and Lib-Dems for the first time in the history of the borough. With the 2018 local elections approaching, Labour continue to be out on the doors talking with residents, to discuss how we can bring about positive change in the local area and beyond.
Last weekend, Redbridge Young Labour, with support from Young Labour activists from across London, launched the campaign of Labour's Saima Ahmed and Shoaib Patel.
Knocking on doors and meeting local residents, we discussed a number of local issues, such as a lack of leisure facilities, Conservative schools cuts and drainage problems on some of the local streets.
Councillor Jas Athwal, the leader of Redbridge Council said to local activists "Ultimately, you don't forge policy in the Town Hall, you forge policy by listening to residents and then delivering on the pledges that you make when you talk to people"
Saima and Shoaib will be out knocking on doors and meeting local residents over the next few months to engage with local issues, so that they can deliver positive change for the residents of Ilford Town if elected later this year.