Archive for category: Causes

HS2 Select Committee Report

HS2 Select Committee Report

February 23, 2016 at 11:11 am

The HS2 Select Committee have published their report on Additional Provisions 3 and 4, affecting both Camden and Brent. On the 26th January, I gave evidence at the Committee, raising specific objections to the vent shaft at Canterbury works, and reiterating my opposition to the Bill as a whole. The […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
Royal Free Young Volunteers

Royal Free Young Volunteers

February 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

On Wednesday I was proud to host amazing young volunteers and staff from the Royal Free Hospital in Parliament. Since the young volunteers program began, it has attracted around 80 hospital volunteers supporting patients, staff and visitors. Schemes such as this allow both charities and individuals to improve, and bring […]

 
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 […]