Archive for category: Issues

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. […]

 
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 […]

 
Speech on Local Government Funding

Speech on Local Government Funding

February 3, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Today I spoke in the Westminster Hall debate on changes to local government funding. Over the past 5 years, we have seen the Treasury force the most brutal cuts on local authorities, whilst the Chancellor proceeds to tell the nation that he ‘is fixing the roof whilst the sun is […]

 
My Evidence to the HS2 Select Committee

My Evidence to the HS2 Select Committee

February 1, 2016 at 11:41 am

Last week I spoke at the HS2 Select Committee and challenged HS2 Ltd. on various concerns relating to their proposals to build a vent shaft next to a school at Canterbury Works in South Kilburn. The area, previously said to be “too densely populated” to be considered as a site […]

 
Down’s Syndrome Test Campaign – Success!

Down’s Syndrome Test Campaign – Success!

January 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm

I am delighted to hear that the National Screening Committee has recommended that the non-invasive blood test for Down’s syndrome should be offered to pregnant women on the NHS. This is a brilliant decision and one that should be celebrated by mothers-to-be and their families across the country. The purpose […]