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From 0001 on Monday 30 March, Parliament will be dissolved and so I will no longer be Member of Parliament for Brent Central.

It has been a huge privilege to serve as an MP in Brent. I am very grateful to the people of Brent for electing me three times, and also for the generous way in which so many invited me into their homes and into quite private aspects of their lives as they shared their story with me along the way.

Sarah Teather will stand up for local people in parliament

Sarah Teather

The General Election will take place on Thursday 7 May. In order to vote at the General Election, you must be registered to vote, and you can do so by clicking here. You also can check that you are registered via the Brent Council website: https://brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/voting-and-elections/am-i-registered-to-vote.

As I will no longer be an MP, I will be unable to assist with casework enquiries. Until a new MP for Brent Central is elected, please see below for some useful contact details.

For press enquiries, please use sarah.teather@hotmail.com.

Emergency numbers

In the event of an emergency that threatens life, please call 999

If the situation isn't a matter of life and death, but still requires police involvement then please call 101. This number will put you in contact with the local police stations in Brent.

If the matter doesn't involve the police, please call Brent Council's customer service helpdesk on, 020 8937 1200 or 020 8937 1234, if outside office hours.

Alternatively please consult the following websites for advice on how to deal with an emergency:

Reporting anti-social behaviour issues

If you are not a council tenant you can contact Brent Anti-social behaviour team on 020 8733 3932 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) or your police Safer Neighbourhoods team.

Council tenant or housing association leaseholders can report anti-social behaviour to the Brent Housing Partnership on 020 8937 2951.

If you are a Housing Association tenant, please contact your housing officer.

Brent Citizens Advice Bureau

Address: 270-272 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2EY. Opening times Monday- Friday, 09:30- 16:00

Phone: 0845 050 5250. Opening times: Monday- Friday, 09:30- 17:00

Email: Brent.cab@cab.co.uk

Website: www.brentcab.co.uk

Brent Council

Address: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 OFJ. Opening times: Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00. This doesn't include the 25th and 26th December 2013 and 1 January 2014.

Phone: 020 8937 1234

Email: customer.services@brent.gov.uk

Website:www.brent.gov.uk

Shelter- The housing and homeless charity

Phone: 0808 800 4444

Website: www.england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice

Brent Samaritans- 24 Hour emotional support

Address: 1 Leopold Road, London, NW10 9LN. Opening times: 10:00am-09:00pm.

Phone: 020 8961 6181

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Recent updates

  • Article: Mar 5, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has announced details of a plan to raise an extra £1bn from a supplementary corporation tax charge applied to banks to help finish the job of eliminating the deficit.

    The supplementary charge will be in addition to the existing Bank Levy. The Lib Dems will push for this measure to be included in the forthcoming budget. If resisted by the Conservatives, then the proposal will be in the party's manifesto.

  • Article: Mar 3, 2015

    A cross-party group of MPs and Peers has recommended that the next government should introduce a maximum time limit of 28 days on the length of time anyone can be detained in immigration detention. The call comes in a report published today following a joint inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the UK by the APPG on Refugees and the APPG on Migration.

  • Article: Feb 12, 2015

    The House of Lords last night passed measures to improve protections for private tenants from revenge eviction.

    The measures were introduced as amendments to the Deregulation Bill, which closely matched Sarah's private member's bill. As in the Commons, there was cross-party support in the Lords for ending retaliatory eviction.

  • Article: Feb 11, 2015

    Responding to the news that at least 300 migrants have today drowned after attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa, Sarah Teather MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees, said:

    "This is a tragedy, but European leaders can't simply wash their hands in the waters of the Mediterranean and deny all responsibility. People are fleeing war. War on our doorsteps. And our response has been to systematically close down the safe, legal routes for people to find protection and to scale back methods of saving lives.

  • Article: Feb 9, 2015

    Sarah Teather and Ibrahim Taguri have welcomed the news that two schools in Brent have won money to improve their buildings.

    Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws MP has today announced government money to rebuild Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School and St Margaret Clitherow RC Primary School.

  • Article: Feb 8, 2015

    Sarah Teather MP has welcomed the independent review of the welfare of individuals held in immigration detention centres, but has warned that the problems that exist in immigration removal centres cannot be solved without looking at who we hold in detention and the impact of holding detainees indefinitely.

  • PMB
    Article: Feb 5, 2015

    Lib Dem Communities Minister Stephen Williams has today announced measures to give tenants greater protections from rogue landlords. This follows a long campaign by local Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather and housing charity Shelter.

    In November, Sarah's Private Member's Bill, which sought to prevent landlords from using so-called 'section 21 notices' to evict tenants who make reasonable complaints or request repairs, was talked out in the Commons despite cross-party support for the measures.

  • IT & ST
    Article: Jan 23, 2015

    Sarah Teather has today warmly welcomed the news that Ibrahim Taguri, Liberal Democrat candidate for Brent Central, has been named as the party's Race Equality Champion.

    As the General Election draws nearer, Ibrahim will be working on policy development and campaigning to promote cohesion, social justice and equality of opportunity.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2015

    Local MP Sarah Teather has today reminded her constituents who have an older person's Freedom Pass which expires on 31 March 2015.

    Sarah said:

    "There are only a few days to go before the application deadline passes, so I urge anyone who hasn't renewed their Freedom Pass to do so before the end of January."

  • Sarah Teather MP speaks in the House of Commons
    Article: Jan 16, 2015

    On Monday, Sarah Teather asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons following reports that Boko Haram had killed 2,000 people in Nigeria.

    During the debate, Sarah said:

    "This weekend saw an inspiring and moving display of international solidarity in the wake of the Paris shootings, but while we were watching the horror unfold in Paris, hundreds or possibly thousands of civilians were slaughtered by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, with very little international attention. While millions poured on to the streets in Europe in a hopeful, defiant march for peace, thousands of Nigerians fled across the border into Chad in fear of further violence, adding to the tens of thousands who have already fled to Chad, Cameroon and Niger and the 1 million or so people displaced internally."

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