Archive for category: Issues

My first EDM – the importance of votes for 16 and 17 year olds on the EU

My first EDM – the importance of votes for 16 and 17 year olds on the EU

May 31, 2015 at 1:23 pm

I believe that 16 and 17 year olds need to have a voice on their future and the future of our country in the upcoming referendum on the EU. It is for this reason that this week I tabled an Early Day Motion for people to show their support for […]

 
Twitter, 1 April

Social media solving problems

April 2, 2015 at 9:40 pm

I work very hard to be accessible to local residents and I know different people feel comfortable getting in touch through different ways. For instance, many people like to come along to a set time to one of my surgeries to raise issues with me. Email is, of course, very […]

 
Finchley Road, 2nd March

38 Degrees NHS petition

March 2, 2015 at 9:10 pm

Many of you may be familiar with 38 Degrees – it is an organisation that helps individuals and communities campaign on specific issues. I certainly hear from them a lot! Anything that helps constituents assess their priorities and vocalise their concerns is helpful to me. They have had multiple campaigns […]

 
Crime on Fordwych Road

Crime on Fordwych Road

February 20, 2015 at 6:51 pm

A few weeks ago, a resident on Fordwych Road came to my office following a break-in to her house. There had been a spate of similar incidents in her area so I brought Councillor Jonathan Simpson to talk with her and see the problems on the road first hand. Councillor Simpson […]

 
Discussing special needs with Tristram Hunt

Discussing special needs with Tristram Hunt

January 26, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Although education policy has a high profile overall, the focus on GCSE grades, school places, Ofsted, and the Government’s many (too many!) top-down reforms can make it hard for special needs to get the attention it deserves. That’s why I was so keen to get Labour’s shadow minister for education, Tristram Hunt, to have a […]