Archive for category: Issues

Urgent Question: Government’s 30 hours of childcare pledge unravels

Urgent Question: Government’s 30 hours of childcare pledge unravels

September 6, 2017 at 4:20 pm

I recently had the privilege to serve as Shadow Minister for Early Years – Labour’s frontbench spokesperson on the issue. Throughout my tenure, I consistently raised the funding challenges facing nurseries across the country. I warned that a toxic combination of pressures – such as increased business rates, running costs […]

 
Free Nazanin – Update

Free Nazanin – Update

August 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Following my Parliamentary debate on British Prisoners in Iran, I have been keen to capitalise upon the momentum the debate generated. Nazanin has been granted access to a psychiatrist for the first time in her 500 days of detention, and her family has recently met with the Minister for the […]

 
Moped-related crime

Moped-related crime

August 18, 2017 at 4:03 pm

I have been extremely concerned about the increase in moped-related crimes. From phone robberies to acid attacks, these incidents have been intolerable and have been particularly prevalent in Camden. Residents have expressed fears that the police’s response is being hampered by operational constraints. As such, I have been seeking clarity […]

 
Lobbying for a Clean Air Bill

Lobbying for a Clean Air Bill

July 21, 2017 at 2:32 pm

The appointment of a new Environment Secretary has provided the latest opportunity to highlight the dreadful – and unlawful – state of air quality in London. Toxic emissions cause an estimated 10,000 deaths per year in London, so it is no wonder that the problem was declared a public health […]

 
Grenfell Tower and local fire safety

Grenfell Tower and local fire safety

July 12, 2017 at 3:54 pm

The Grenfell disaster continues to pose new questions for the Government and our local authorities. For survivors, the priority is to obtain justice and definitive answers for the trauma they have endured. For residents in tower blocks across the country, clarity is required over the protections in place to prevent […]