Archive for category: Diary

General Election 2017 – I’m standing

General Election 2017 – I’m standing

April 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm

Following the prime minister’s decision to call an early general election, I am delighted to announce that I will be standing for re-election as the Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Kilburn. This area has been my home for over two decades and to represent it in Westminster has been […]

 
Cough up, Theresa!

Cough up, Theresa!

March 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm

At Prime Minister’s Questions I took the PM and her smirking Foreign Secretary to task over promises made in the campaign to leave the European Union. Boris Johnson led a campaign that quite clearly promised – via a big red bus and countless speeches – an extra £350m per week […]

 
Westminster Attacks

Westminster Attacks

March 24, 2017 at 11:39 am

This month, a day of debates and votes turned into a tragedy for our capital city. We lost five people in a horrific act of terrorism and dozens more were injured. For anybody who works or has visited the Houses of Parliament, the esteem and gratitude that we reserve for […]

 
UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 23, 2017 at 11:44 am

I was pleased to take part in the debate on the international day for the elimination of racial discrimination. I spoke a number of times on issues relevant to the lives of Hampstead and Kilburn’s residents, exchanging views with my constituency neighbour Dawn Butler in the process. At the heart […]

 
International Women’s Day – #FreeNazanin

International Women’s Day – #FreeNazanin

March 8, 2017 at 11:27 am

In today’s International Women’s Day debate in Westminster, I was proud to focus on my constituent, charity worker, mother and wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who was detained upon her arrival at Iran’s Khomeini airport back in April 2016. She has been handed a five-year jail sentence, following spurious charges of espionage […]