Archive for category: Campaigning

Question to the Housing Minister – Rogue Landlords and Revenge Evictions

Question to the Housing Minister – Rogue Landlords and Revenge Evictions

February 8, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Today, I asked the Housing Minister for an update on the number of revenge evictions taking place in the UK, following the change in law last year. Rather than dignify my question with a substantive response, he provided a pre-scripted comment with his views on Labour’s housing policies. Given the […]

 
My Evidence to the HS2 Select Committee

My Evidence to the HS2 Select Committee

February 1, 2016 at 11:41 am

Last week I spoke at the HS2 Select Committee and challenged HS2 Ltd. on various concerns relating to their proposals to build a vent shaft next to a school at Canterbury Works in South Kilburn. The area, previously said to be “too densely populated” to be considered as a site […]

 
Down’s Syndrome Test Campaign – Success!

Down’s Syndrome Test Campaign – Success!

January 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm

I am delighted to hear that the National Screening Committee has recommended that the non-invasive blood test for Down’s syndrome should be offered to pregnant women on the NHS. This is a brilliant decision and one that should be celebrated by mothers-to-be and their families across the country. The purpose […]

 
EDM 920 – Voting for Hon. Members on Maternity or Paternity Leave

EDM 920 – Voting for Hon. Members on Maternity or Paternity Leave

January 7, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Today I tabled an EDM to encourage the government to bring forward proposals to allow MPs to vote by proxy when not able to be at the House of Commons. The motion has cross-party support, and co-sponsors are Maria Miller MP (Con) and Angela Crawley (SNP). The full text is: […]

 
Finchley Road, 2nd March

Junior Doctors Dispute

October 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Hampstead and Kilburn is home to the Royal Free Hospital and many outstanding GP surgeries that are desperately in need of Government support. I have repeatedly raised concerns over resources during my short time in Parliament so far. Examples can be found here, here and here. This week I pledged […]