Archive for category: Causes

Debate – Both parents’ names on passports

Debate – Both parents’ names on passports

December 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Today in Parliament, I led a debate on the campaign to include both parents’ names in children’s passports. I highlighted just a few examples of the hundreds of thousands of parents who have been stopped at the border in the past five years to prove they are related to their […]

 
EU Withdrawal Bill

EU Withdrawal Bill

November 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

Today, Parliament will begin debating the next stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill. As residents will be aware, I joined my Labour Party colleagues in voting against the Bill at Second Reading. I believe the Bill constituted a brazen power grab by Ministers who seem to be doing everything possible […]

 
APPG Early Years

APPG Early Years

November 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm

I recently chaired a meeting of the APPG Early Years to discuss the financial sustainability of early years providers, attended by dozens of nursery owners and early years professionals. With the meeting taking place before the Budget, attendees were keen to stress the impact of underfunding and to outline the […]

 
Visits to local schools

Visits to local schools

October 30, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Hampstead and Kilburn is home to some of London’s highest achieving schools and I am always delighted to visit the wonderful students and staff who make the various successes possible. I recently celebrated the achievement of Macsen from Queen’s Park Community School, who triumphed over 19,000 students to win Jack […]

 
Brexit: Impact on Higher Education

Brexit: Impact on Higher Education

October 16, 2017 at 9:30 am

Some of the most significant consequences of the vote to leave the European Union won’t be truly noticeable until ‘Exit Day’. However, there can be no denying that the trepidation created by the referendum has already impacted several key industries and export sectors. One of those is our higher education […]