Pressure is mounting on Brent council, as more politicians condemn its proposals to close Brent’s libraries. Labour mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone is the latest figure to come out in support of the campaign to save the borough’s libraries. Livingstone was MP for Brent East before he became London mayor. Speaking out, he said, “The proposed closure of libraries across the country is wrong.” Brent Labour MP Glenda Jackson has also spoken out in Parliament against the proposed closure of Kensal Rise Library, and Labour MP Barry Gardiner has also slammed the proposals.
With streets across Brent filled with posters and placards calling for Kensal Rise Library to be saved, and widespread condemnation from residents, high-profile authors, the national press, and Labour MPs, the message to Brent councillors from all sides is clear – scrap these proposals.
Ken Livingstone will be reading to children in support of the campaign to save Brent’s libraries at Cricklewood Library on Saturday 26th February at 10.30am.