Barry Gardiner

Working Hard for Brent North

Brent North

Barry Gardiner, Labour’s shadow international trade secretary, today met with a London-based export business to discuss the impact that uncertainty around leaving the EU is having on business.


Today is the beginning of opportunity. I congratulate all the students in Brent receiving their GCSE results today. Students, parents and teachers have once again shown that good results are the product of hard work and commitment. I hope that all those who have supported these young people are proud of their achievements. In particular, I want to thank our teachers whose professionalism in a constantly changing education environment has been superb.

Barry Gardiner MP has now received confirmation from the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Mr Brandon Lewis MP, that the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government is actively considering calling-in the planning application for the expansion of Byron Court Primary School following a request from Mr Gardiner earlier this month. 

“Forcing people in very difficult circumstances into poverty seems an outrageous way for any government to behave.”

This is what one of my constituents, whose husband is receiving treatment for cancer, recently told me. She is absolutely right. 

Today, many schoolchildren in Brent will find out which Secondary School they have been offered a place at. Unfortunately, there is currently a severe shortage of school places in the Borough and many families may find that their child has not been offered a place at the school that they had hoped for.

On 16th June 2015 Barry met with representatives of the mental health charity, Mind, to join their campaign for better mental health services in London.

On 14th March 2015 Barry wrote to Brent Council to share his concerns and echo those of Brent residents about plans to push ahead with a major expansion of Byron Court Primary School that might result in massive traffic problems in the area.

On 13th November Barry joined senior members of the Eela Patheeswarar Temple in Wembley to help raise supplies for food banks and for the needy in the London Borough of Brent.

On 9th November Barry joined community leaders and representatives, including a number of distinguished war veterans, to remember all those who have lost their lives during war and to pay respect to those who serve in our country's armed forces.

On 5th October Barry joined a team of volunteers from all over Brent and neighbouring boroughs to help clean up Fryent Country Park as part of a range of community activities being organised for Sewa Day 2014.

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