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Darren Rodwell
Darren Rodwell
Leader, Barking & Dagenham Council
Influences ● August 27, 2019

Who has influenced me? Every resident I’ve ever spoken to. Whether I agree with them or disagree with them, everyone has influenced my thinking.

Before any national politician used it, our Growth Commission was called “No One Left Behind”. We’ve got to accept that there are people, within this place, feeling so vulnerable that they don’t see they have a place in society. They might say that in a very argumentative way, an abusive way. So I give them time. It’s important that we listen to them. I might not be able to change where they are at, but I'm...

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