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Hackney becomes first council to pass Windrush motion

Hackney Council has become the first council in the UK to pass a motion in support of the Windrush generation – and a leading campaigner has called on others to follow in its footsteps.

At a council meeting last month, Cllr Carole Williams proposed that the council pushes for an end to the government’s “hostile environment” policies, opposes the criminalisation of Windrush families and presses Prime Minister Theresa May for an independent public enquiry into the scandal.

The Town Hall also agreed to continue to celebrate Windrush Day on 22 June every year – the date on which the ship docked in Tilbury in 1948.

Read the Hackney Citizen report here