Archive for category: Causes

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 […]

Finchley Road, 2nd March

Junior Doctors Dispute

October 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Hampstead and Kilburn is home to the Royal Free Hospital and many outstanding GP surgeries that are desperately in need of Government support. I have repeatedly raised concerns over resources during my short time in Parliament so far. Examples can be found here, here and here. This week I pledged […]

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 […]