Articles by Steve Bullock
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Fair pay for fair work

Steve Bullock  |  3 November 2016

We have been championing the living wage for some time now, and I am proud that Lewisham council was one of the first local authorities in the country to become an accredited living wage employer in 2012. I am pleased that other local authorities have since followed suit and shown their commitment to ensuring that …

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Beyond crisis

Steve Bullock  |  25 July 2016

Local Labour’s imagination and tenacity on housing must continue, writes Steve Bullock It is now a given that London has a ‘housing crisis’ – no one disputes this, and perhaps as a result too few people respond with enough urgency. In fact the situation is beyond crisis – London faces a full-blown housing emergency with 50,000 families in some sort …

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Five questions for the new shadow housing minister

Steve Bullock  |  10 October 2013

The best way to address some of the key battlegrounds of the 2015 election, such as creating growth, reforming welfare and tackling concerns about immigration, is by building more homes. I was therefore delighted when Ed Miliband this week decided the new shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds will attend shadow cabinet whenever her portfolio is …

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Freeing the power to build

Steve Bullock  |  25 April 2013

The scale of the housing crisis is put into sharp focus this week as the London assembly’s housing and regeneration committee – which I’ll be giving evidence to – continues to hold Boris Johnson to account on his pledge to deliver new affordable homes. The news follows last week’s reports suggesting house prices in the …

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No to no-cuts budgets

Steve Bullock  |  24 January 2013

Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, urged Labour councillors not to make cuts during last week’s Ralph Miliband lecture – and went on to ask: what would happen if they did? The context of his question suggests he hoped that this would somehow stop the cuts happening at all. However, the reality of what would …

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