Archive for category: Causes

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 […]

 
Debate on British Prisoners in Iran – #FreeNazanin

Debate on British Prisoners in Iran – #FreeNazanin

July 18, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Today in Parliament I will be leading a debate on British Prisoners in Iran, focussing on the plight of my constituent Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe. The debate will take place between 4.30 and 5.30 and may be watched live at this link. In April 2016, Nazanin went to see her parents […]

 
Grenfell Tower and local fire safety

Grenfell Tower and local fire safety

July 12, 2017 at 3:54 pm

The Grenfell disaster continues to pose new questions for the Government and our local authorities. For survivors, the priority is to obtain justice and definitive answers for the trauma they have endured. For residents in tower blocks across the country, clarity is required over the protections in place to prevent […]