Westminster is proud to be home to some of London’s longest established British African-Caribbean communities. Given the deep concern felt by many older residents of the ‘Windrush Generation’ as a result of the policies of the current Government Labour believes it is vital that the Westminster Council does what it can to support our community.
At last week’s full council (Wednesday 18th April) Labour called on Westminster Council to provide easy access to all historic records that the council holds including Registry Office information about marriages and births, historic housing records and (where possible) local school and children’s services information so that residents get the information they need. Labour welcomes the positive response by the Council to this proposal but urges that action is taken quickly to ensure that local people have any information they need.
If Labour is elected to run Westminster Council on May 3rd we will proactively challenge the divisive Conservative Government policies that have led to this situation, as changing the approach by the Home Office remains the best way to protect local people.
Labour will also ensure the Council works with community organisations so that Westminster properly celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush (June 22nd), with events recognising both the important history and celebrating the ongoing contribution to our community.