Archive for category: Campaigning

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 […]

 
Westminster Hall debate on Refugees policy

Westminster Hall debate on Refugees policy

February 10, 2016 at 11:03 am

Hampstead and Kilburn is home to a diverse set of communities and its success serves as a testament to the contribution that refugee communities have brought to Britain over the decades. I therefore wanted to add my voice to the Westminster Hall debate on refugees. I don’t believe the Government […]

 
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 […]