A prominent Labour councillor and party official is at the centre of a £1,000 donation scandal in the London borough of Haringey.
A Haringey councillor is donating £1,000 of her annual allowance to support youth services that have suffered years of funding cuts.
Cllr Seema Chandwani – who is also a member of Labour’s important Conference Arrangements Committee (CAC) – was elected to represent the borough’s West Green in December.
She has donated £1,000 of her councillor’s allowance to the Tottenham Youth Fund to help local youth and tackle crime.
The scandal, of course, is that she needs to take such a step because of the government’s ideological commitment to its discredited and damaging austerity programme.
Ms Chandwani deserves enormous credit for her commitment to her residents’ well-being and represents what the real Labour Party means for the country.
The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to be viable. If you can afford to, please click here to arrange a one-off or modest monthly donation via PayPal or here for a monthly donation via GoCardless. Thanks for your solidarity so this blog can keep bringing you information the Establishment would prefer you not to know about.
If you wish to reblog this post for non-commercial use, you are welcome to do so – see here for more.