Archive for category: Causes

NHS in London Debate

NHS in London Debate

April 2, 2016 at 3:05 pm

The final debate before Easter was on the NHS in London. Secured by my colleague Rupa Huq MP, the debate was attended by Labour MPs from across the capital. As expected, the exchanges covered a wide range of topics regarding the health service– not least the ongoing Junior Doctors’ dispute. […]

 
My vote on HS2

My vote on HS2

March 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

I have campaigned against High Speed Rail 2 for the past seven years as I believe it is an ill-thought out scheme which will devastate areas of Hampstead and Kilburn, the constituency I am privileged to represent in Westminster. There will be bedlam on our roads, communities will be uprooted, […]

 
Meeting with TfL on the Cycle Superhighway

Meeting with TfL on the Cycle Superhighway

March 16, 2016 at 2:36 pm

In recent weeks, I have been contacted by a number of local residents about Transport for London’s proposals to bring Cycle Superhighway number 11 (CS11) to North London. CS11 is the proposal to provide a continuous cycling route from Brent Cross to the West End. To the north of Swiss […]

 
The Great Pre Pay Rip Off

The Great Pre Pay Rip Off

February 25, 2016 at 2:27 pm

It is unacceptable that the poorest in our society are forced to pay the most for their energy bills when the cost of energy is falling. It is estimated that prepayment metres cost Hampstead and Kilburn’s local economy £1.5m a year, with many individuals paying an extra £220 per year. […]

 
Prime Minister’s Questions – 100 Avenue Road

Prime Minister’s Questions – 100 Avenue Road

February 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Today at Prime Minister’s Questions, I raised the Government’s decision to overturn a Council vote to reject a skyscraper on Avenue Road in Swiss Cottage. The Prime Minister likes to talk about the importance of devolution, but has only truly overseen the devolution of blame for his cuts to frontline […]