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MORRISON: Wants to help end gun and knife crime in London

A FORMER councillor has decided to re-enter politics in a bid to stop London’s knife and gun crime.

Former Labour councillor Clive Morrison is to contest an upcoming council by-election for the Bush Hill Park seat in Enfield, north London.

Morrison is getting ready to take on Labour, Liberal Democrats and Tories as a representative of the Christian Party on July 28. The seat was left vacant when former Enfield Mayor Eleftherios Savva resigned.

Morrison, who has been involved in a number of high profile community campaigns such as the Stephen Lawrence case, said his decision to run for councillor stemmed from a passion to help stop young people getting caught up in the rising crime wave in the capital and to “ensure the principles of God are upheld.”

The Enfield resident and born-again Christian said: “I want to be a bridge between police and youngsters to address the deaths in Enfield in general and around the country.”

Morrison said he hopes to “re kindle the relationship between elders and youth” and change the attitudes. I want adults not to give a blind eye but to be part of a community, an extended family,”

He resigned as a Labour councillor after being arrested for crossing a police cordon during a protest.

Since leaving politics, Morrison has fostered challenging teenagers for Haringey and Islington Councils in London. He has also been involved with various voluntary groups.

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