Martin Warne

About me

Mac user, Spurs fan, project manager & digital consultant. Long-time Newham resident. Labour & Co-operative Party member. Fabian Society. Labour Movement for Europe. 

Old enough to know better!

You can follow me on Twitter and Mastodon

About this blog

There’s not much to say that isn’t already obvious if you’ve spent a moment or two browsing the site… it’s mostly about local politics in Newham, sometimes about technology, occasionally about Spurs and once in a while a place for me to post photos.

The opinions expressed are mine and mine alone. I try to stick to the facts, but please don’t mistake anything you read here for journalism.

About comments

Feel free to tell me what you think, especially if you disagree with something I’ve said. But I’ll delete anything that’s racist, homophobic, sexist or misogynist. Or off-topic.

Don’t bother with commercial spam – it takes me less time to delete it than it takes you to post it.

About links

I link to stuff I think is interesting. That doesn’t mean I agree with it or endorse it. Pretending otherwise makes you look silly.

Links to products on Amazon may be affiliate links that generate a tiny commission for me if you buy. Or they may not, depending on whether I can bothered or remember to do it.

12 Responses to “About”

  1. George W Burnham March 17, 2014 at 07:50 #

    Interesting, my Dad was born, Odessa Road, Forest Gate 1899…. I wonder if there is any history of “Little Wonder Nursery” same address, turn of the century?

  2. Amit Karki November 6, 2014 at 18:48 #

    I have recently noticed an increasing number smoking weed while they are walking around Forest Gate area. Is there any way, we can stop them doing so? I am a bit worried to walk around because of that.



  3. nas makud December 5, 2014 at 11:45 #

    Quiz: how many cllrs in Newham do not live in the borough therefore lied to electoral commsion when they signed declaration to stand in election?
    Let’s see how clever you are!

  4. smoh2273 December 14, 2014 at 17:42 #

    Please someone help Maud Street car park is closing due, another bit of incompetence by the councillors we gave 1800 objections to the closure, Ian Corbett blocked these objections. This will put business and jobs at risk. Guess who carried out the consultation Helen Edwards, this is money scheme by the council as the proposed social housing was sold to Chinese investors.

  5. Nick Tiratsoo May 18, 2015 at 06:25 #


    Ive just started http://www.walthamforestmatters.org.uk, aimed at holding LBWF etc. to account

    I’ve linked to you, and I wonder if you could reciprocate?

    It would be nice to have a chat sometime, as we seem to have similar objectives.


    • Martin Warne May 18, 2015 at 07:35 #

      I’ve added a link to my Blogroll in the sidebar.


  6. Judie July 20, 2015 at 10:01 #

    Hi, I am trying to find Jacqueline Melissa Burns who was a conservative candidate for North Forest Gate Ward in 2006. Have you by any small chance heard of this woman, or how I may contact her?

    • Martin Warne July 20, 2015 at 10:33 #

      I don’t know her, but Tim Roll/Pickering might. His blog is linked from my home page (column on the right).

    • Sharon fell May 31, 2017 at 08:33 #

      Jacqui now lives in Ilford. Don’t feel it’s appropriate to put her personal details on this public forum

  7. Will September 2, 2016 at 17:05 #

    Hey I have an L Kersch of London art piece It is from 1975. The agent at the time was the Blancol China Company. It is a Ford Model T. 1929. We enjoy the piece very much and have had it for some time. I am just wondering if this has any value in the market these days?

  8. John Malcolm February 2, 2018 at 09:51 #

    I am generally concerned about Newham Social Services ,having spoken to those in their care/relatives, etc. The have cases of acute mental help that are over 15 years old. There may be lack f social auditing or organisations providing mainstream adult care receiving excessive contributions e.g. £1000 per week for each resident. Other accusations of restricted visits from relatives and sequestered benefits for those alcohol or drug dependent. Connect me for more information if yo wish…


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