Archive for category: Campaigning

JW3 Volunteers Event

JW3 Volunteers Event

June 12, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Early this month I was privileged to attend a celebration of JW3 volunteers. JW3 is the magnificent Jewish Community Centre on Finchley Road, and has become a central hub for life in Hampstead and Kilburn. With a range of keep-fit classes and public events, an amazing restaurant and even a […]

 
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 […]