Congratulations, Anam Islam! It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Anam to the Forest Gate North team. He was elected last Thursday and we can’t wait to get to work together, to continue Ellie’s good work in Forest Gate.
We would like to thank everyone who voted for Anam. It was a tiring by-election campaign (especially coming so soon after the Mayoral election and the EU referendum) and we are so appreciative of all those who turned out to vote, as well as of course the members and activists who came out to campaign with us.
Anam is a long-standing Labour member, with experience in his union, in government and IT, and in campaigning, he is currently chair of the ward / local party, and is an excellent addition to the Newham Labour team. We look forward to helping him to settle in, and learning from him and his experience. We will get Anam set up on this blog as soon as we can, so that you can hear from him yourselves, but in the meantime we hope you’ll join in helping him feel welcome.