Archive for category: Causes

Speech on Local Government Funding

Speech on Local Government Funding

February 3, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Today I spoke in the Westminster Hall debate on changes to local government funding. Over the past 5 years, we have seen the Treasury force the most brutal cuts on local authorities, whilst the Chancellor proceeds to tell the nation that he ‘is fixing the roof whilst the sun is […]

 
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 […]

 
Match4Lara – Could you be a donor?

Match4Lara – Could you be a donor?

January 16, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Lara is a 24-year-old Chinese-Thai-Italian who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in December 2015, and will need a stem cell donor to save her life. Her mixed heritage makes it extremely hard to find a stem cell donor as matching types are an inherited trait. Only 3% of donors […]

 
EDM 920 – Voting for Hon. Members on Maternity or Paternity Leave

EDM 920 – Voting for Hon. Members on Maternity or Paternity Leave

January 7, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Today I tabled an EDM to encourage the government to bring forward proposals to allow MPs to vote by proxy when not able to be at the House of Commons. The motion has cross-party support, and co-sponsors are Maria Miller MP (Con) and Angela Crawley (SNP). The full text is: […]

 
Westminster Hall Debate – Court Charges

Westminster Hall Debate – Court Charges

November 17, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Today in Parliament, I led my first Westminster Hall debate which considered the effects that the criminal courts charge has had on access to justice in the United Kingdom. The charge has created an incentive for defendants, often in need of state support to survive, to plead guilty when they […]