Archive for category: Causes

EU Withdrawal Bill

EU Withdrawal Bill

November 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

Today, Parliament will begin debating the next stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill. As residents will be aware, I joined my Labour Party colleagues in voting against the Bill at Second Reading. I believe the Bill constituted a brazen power grab by Ministers who seem to be doing everything possible […]

 
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – Threat of new charges

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – Threat of new charges

October 9, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Tulip Siddiq MP said: The latest charges brought against Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe are an outrage and must not be allowed to stand. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard have subjected my constituent to illegal arbitrary detention for the best part of 18 months, and the new spurious charges against her underline their […]

 
Unaccompanied child refugees

Unaccompanied child refugees

September 11, 2017 at 2:32 pm

It is clear that we need to improve the measures in place to protect the unaccompanied child refugees that come to the UK seeking our protection. Unfortunately, nearly a year has passed since the Government committed to publishing a strategy to better safeguard vulnerable, separated children. Upon arrival in the […]

 
Free Nazanin – Update

Free Nazanin – Update

August 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Following my Parliamentary debate on British Prisoners in Iran, I have been keen to capitalise upon the momentum the debate generated. Nazanin has been granted access to a psychiatrist for the first time in her 500 days of detention, and her family has recently met with the Minister for the […]

 
Lobbying for a Clean Air Bill

Lobbying for a Clean Air Bill

July 21, 2017 at 2:32 pm

The appointment of a new Environment Secretary has provided the latest opportunity to highlight the dreadful – and unlawful – state of air quality in London. Toxic emissions cause an estimated 10,000 deaths per year in London, so it is no wonder that the problem was declared a public health […]