Archive for category: Causes

Crime on Fordwych Road

Crime on Fordwych Road

February 20, 2015 at 6:51 pm

A few weeks ago, a resident on Fordwych Road came to my office following a break-in to her house. There had been a spate of similar incidents in her area so I brought Councillor Jonathan Simpson to talk with her and see the problems on the road first hand. Councillor Simpson […]

 
Renting in Hampstead and Kilburn

Renting in Hampstead and Kilburn

February 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm

More than one in three households in Hampstead and Kilburn are private tenants. Long-term renting has become increasingly common, especially in London, but private renters have relatively weak protections under the law. That’s why I recently met Labour Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds MP and Advice4Renters, to discuss what a […]

 
Community Champion Mary Arnold in Parliament

Community Champion Mary Arnold in Parliament

February 3, 2015 at 2:25 pm

I was honoured to make a speech at Mary Arnold’s leaving party. Mary has worked tirelessly for the community in Brent for over twenty years now and there was a fitting tribute to her in the House of Commons hosted by Glenda Jackson MP on 2nd February. People from residents’ […]

 
Discussing special needs with Tristram Hunt

Discussing special needs with Tristram Hunt

January 26, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Although education policy has a high profile overall, the focus on GCSE grades, school places, Ofsted, and the Government’s many (too many!) top-down reforms can make it hard for special needs to get the attention it deserves. That’s why I was so keen to get Labour’s shadow minister for education, Tristram Hunt, to have a […]

 
Taking local Hampstead and Kilburn heroes to Parliament

Taking local Hampstead and Kilburn heroes to Parliament

January 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

Ed Miliband recently invited MPs and Parliamentary Candidates from across the country to take our unsung heroes along to a reception in Parliament. Glenda Jackson and I were delighted to have the chance to thank some of our fantastic community activists.We were joined by community stalwarts Mr and Mrs Perrin […]