Breaking Barriers - a clean River Lea

Rahima Khan, Conservative candidate for Mayor of Newham, wants to end the pollution of our local rivers. Rahima says:

It was one of the images of the 2012 opening ceremony - David Beckham going by boat up the River Lea on his way to the stadium. But for those of us that see the River Lea every day the river is a mess - tyres, shopping trolleys, mattresses pollute it.

Much of the rubbish in the River Lea comes from miles upstream or the Thames. If elected as Mayor I will get all the different authorities together to draw up an action plan to clean the river now and ensure it stays clean in the future.

Newham has three rivers around it - the Lea, the Roding and the Thames - and we need to do our bit to keep our rivers clean.

Find out more about Rahima's priorities at Rahima Khan for Mayor of Newham.