Archive for category: Campaigning

General Election 2017 – I’m standing

General Election 2017 – I’m standing

April 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm

Following the prime minister’s decision to call an early general election, I am delighted to announce that I will be standing for re-election as the Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Kilburn. This area has been my home for over two decades and to represent it in Westminster has been […]

 
Nazanin – One Year in Detention

Nazanin – One Year in Detention

April 2, 2017 at 11:37 am

My constituent, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has been imprisoned in Iran for a year. Along with her husband, Richard, and countless others, I have called for her immediate release from the hell she has been forced to live over the past twelve months. Nazanin has been detained on secretive charges, and has […]

 
UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 23, 2017 at 11:44 am

I was pleased to take part in the debate on the international day for the elimination of racial discrimination. I spoke a number of times on issues relevant to the lives of Hampstead and Kilburn’s residents, exchanging views with my constituency neighbour Dawn Butler in the process. At the heart […]

 
International Women’s Day – VICE UK Event

International Women’s Day – VICE UK Event

March 9, 2017 at 11:50 am

In addition to my contributions in Parliament, I was pleased to mark International Women’s Day 2017 by joining a panel hosted by Vice UK. The event at the Picturehouse Central in Piccadilly saw the launch of ‘WOMAN,’ a revolutionary show about global womanhood and gender-based violence, to VICELAND (Vice’s TV […]

 
International Women’s Day – #FreeNazanin

International Women’s Day – #FreeNazanin

March 8, 2017 at 11:27 am

In today’s International Women’s Day debate in Westminster, I was proud to focus on my constituent, charity worker, mother and wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who was detained upon her arrival at Iran’s Khomeini airport back in April 2016. She has been handed a five-year jail sentence, following spurious charges of espionage […]