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Food Poverty in Camden and Brent

Food Poverty in Camden and Brent

April 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm

This month, the Trussell Trust published their annual statistics, revealing the scale of food poverty in Britain in 2016. Over 1.1 million three-day emergency food supplies were provided to people in crisis by the charity in 2015/16, with 415,000 going to children. In Camden and Brent, 6614 emergency packages were […]

 
The Great Pre Pay Rip Off

The Great Pre Pay Rip Off

February 25, 2016 at 2:27 pm

It is unacceptable that the poorest in our society are forced to pay the most for their energy bills when the cost of energy is falling. It is estimated that prepayment metres cost Hampstead and Kilburn’s local economy £1.5m a year, with many individuals paying an extra £220 per year. […]

 
Prime Minister’s Questions – 100 Avenue Road

Prime Minister’s Questions – 100 Avenue Road

February 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Today at Prime Minister’s Questions, I raised the Government’s decision to overturn a Council vote to reject a skyscraper on Avenue Road in Swiss Cottage. The Prime Minister likes to talk about the importance of devolution, but has only truly overseen the devolution of blame for his cuts to frontline […]

 
HS2 Select Committee Report

HS2 Select Committee Report

February 23, 2016 at 11:11 am

The HS2 Select Committee have published their report on Additional Provisions 3 and 4, affecting both Camden and Brent. On the 26th January, I gave evidence at the Committee, raising specific objections to the vent shaft at Canterbury works, and reiterating my opposition to the Bill as a whole. The […]

 
The EU isn’t perfect but I’ll vote to stay

The EU isn’t perfect but I’ll vote to stay

February 19, 2016 at 10:56 am

Maiden speeches are a significant moment in any politician’s career. They provide an opportunity to celebrate the communities we represent, and to confront the issues that we believe will define our efforts in Parliament. Back in June, I chose to give my maiden speech during a debate on Britain’s membership […]