Archive for category: Causes

Homelessness Reduction Debate

Homelessness Reduction Debate

October 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Some of the most challenging cases at my advice surgeries are those of constituents who are homeless, or threatened with homelessness. I was therefore happy to meet with Crisis UK at their lobby of Parliament, to hear of their views ahead of the Homelessness Reduction Bill. I was then proud […]

 
Leaving the EU – Update

Leaving the EU – Update

October 26, 2016 at 3:12 pm

This month I was able to represent the issues raised with me both inside Parliament and at events in our local area. Joining Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Sir Keir Starmer, and Camden Council’s leader Sarah Hayward, I spoke to over 500 people on the range […]

 
The Government must reduce the #ExtraCosts faced by disabled people

The Government must reduce the #ExtraCosts faced by disabled people

October 13, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Disabled people face a surcharge of £550 per month, or £6500 per year, simply to live with dignity and independence. Approaches to reducing extra costs have been fragmented, and imbalances in the market mean that the day-to-day costs facing disabled people remain higher than they need to be. On 13th […]

 
Time to end the extra costs for Disabled people

Time to end the extra costs for Disabled people

September 14, 2016 at 9:50 am

For years, politicians have talked about a cost of living crisis in Britain. Soaring energy bills, extortionate rent repayments and the growing cost of the weekly shop have left many walking a financial tightrope. For many disabled people and their families, the cost of leading an independent life poses a […]

 
My interview at JW3 with Yehuda Bauer

My interview at JW3 with Yehuda Bauer

September 7, 2016 at 8:39 am

Last night, I had the honour of interviewing Professor Yehuda Bauer at the JW3 Centre on Finchley Road. Organised by the pro-peace organisation Yachad, I spoke with the preeminent scholar of the Holocaust on his background, his life’s work, and his views on contemporary antisemitism. Specifically focusing on whether the […]