EastLondonLines spoke to Jennette Arnold about her campaign for the Labour Party in the North East constituency, covering Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest.
In the videos below, she discusses her work on the Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee, police numbers and community safety, as well as other issues affecting Lewisham.
Arnold has been the assembly member for North East since 2004. She is also the current chair of the assembly.
• Champion her constituents and represent their concerns at City Hall
• Reverse the recent cuts made in police numbers
• Support Ken Livingstone’s Fare Deal pledge and continue to build a world-class transport system for London
• Continue to invest in education to create growth and jobs
• Work with police and local communities to address the causes of the 2011 riots and reduce crime among young people.
Arnold also discussed economic growth in Hackney, transport issues and why North East voters should elect her to continue to represent them in the assembly.
Born in Montserrat, Arnold began her career in nursing before moving into politics as a local councillor in Islington. In 2009 she was awarded an OBE for her services to local government and London.