I am absolutely delighted to see so many people from across Ilford and Redbridge honoured in the 2022 New Years Honours list.

In particular, I would like to give a shout out to Irfan Shah and everyone at Frenford Clubs in Ilford for all the work they do serving our community. They went above and beyond to support us all through the pandemic, and they are now getting the recognition they deserve.

I’m also especially proud to see so many of the amazing Mutual Aid volunteers honoured, including Habiba Alli. Habiba was one of the people that initiated the campaign in Ilford that supported and served thousands during the pandemic and continues to do so.

She also happens to be my awesome office manager.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish a happy and healthy New Year to all residents in Ilford South.