Archive for category: Causes

Gospel Oak School, 26 March

Talking Ofsted with local teachers

March 27, 2015 at 8:33 pm

One of the least popular Conservative ministers has been Michael Gove MP. As Secretary of State for Education (now “promoted sideways” to Chief Whip), teaching and leadership unions lined up to pass no confidence motions in him. Understandably, teachers are concerned about whether Government will be ready to listen to […]

Kilburn High Road, 20 March

Working with RNIB on the High Road

March 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

My thanks go to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) for organising a fascinating experience. I tried on several pairs of glasses that mimicked different types of visual disability and then tried to navigate Kilburn High Road. It really made me realise the difference between complete sight loss […]

Ed Balls – speech on public spending

Ed Balls – speech on public spending

March 9, 2015 at 3:26 pm

I was pleased to be asked to introduce Ed Balls at his speech on public spending today, 9th March.  The BBC were also broadcasting the speech live here.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

March 9, 2015 at 1:04 pm

Sunday 8 March was International Women’s Day – a day of campaigning to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. We also had fantastic guest speakers at a special lunch – Melissa Benn joined us on the campaign trail and then joined me in a discussion on feminism […]

Finchley Road, 2nd March

38 Degrees NHS petition

March 2, 2015 at 9:10 pm

Many of you may be familiar with 38 Degrees – it is an organisation that helps individuals and communities campaign on specific issues. I certainly hear from them a lot! Anything that helps constituents assess their priorities and vocalise their concerns is helpful to me. They have had multiple campaigns […]