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Three of Redbridge’s most senior Labour politicians have written to the health secretary urging him to stop the closure of King George Hospital’s A&E.

Labour’s Wes Streeting has retained his Ilford North seat, defeating odds on favourite Lee Scott with a majority of just under 10,000.

Sadiq Khan claimed the decision facing Redbridge’s voters on Thursday was a “no-brainer” for people who care about the NHS on a visit to King George Hospital yesterday.

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Former foreign secretary David Miliband has recorded a special video message of support for Ilford North’s Wes Streeting.

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Over the decades, the Recorder has strived to not only be the voice of its readers, but also fight actively for change through campaigning, whether that be protesting against the planned closure of King George Hospital’s A&E (Hands Off Our Hospital), or giving a lifeline to charities in need of funds.

A patient, who attended A&E on Sunday, has described the emergency department as in a “state of chaos” following last week’s cyber attack.

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Labour’s Ilford North candidate Wes Streeting said he ambushed a Tory campaign event with Jeremy Hunt to ask him to “reverse” the closure of King George’s A&E.

The closure of King George Hospital’s A&E, which is proposed for 2019, will not happen “in the forseeable future” according to the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

Despite this being called the Brexit election, in Ilford North a lot of the issues are closer to home – including the future of King George Hospital’s A&E.

The Green Party have revealed the three candidates they hope will snatch shock election wins in Redbridge.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Veteran Ilford South MP Mike Gapes has stressed he is taking nothing for granted this election, despite his current majority of more than 19,000.

An 87-year-old grandmother is throwing her hat into the ring and preparing to take on the political status quo in Ilford North.

Emergency crews were called to King George Hospital at 2am in the morning after medics failed to free the sex aid by hand.

The Green Party will not be fielding a candidate in Ilford North in a bid to help Labour’s Wes Streeting and stop a “hard Brexit”.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan described his decision to oppose the planned Oakfields development as “the will of the people” in an exclusive interview with the Recorder this weekend.

Labour’s Mayor of London Sadiq Khan officially launched Wes Streeting’s campaign to hold Ilford North in the upcoming general election at an event earlier today.

The election battle for Ilford North stepped up a gear today as the Conservatives sent out a cabinet minister to campaign with candidate Lee Scott.

To help voters get slightly more informed about the election on June 8, we’ve been talking to some of the candidates for 80 seconds.

Lee Scott, the former Ilford North MP, has been confirmed as the Tories’ candidate for the seat in the June 8 election.

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