Archive for category: Issues

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 […]

 
Letter to Prime Minister David Cameron from Keir Starmer MP, Tulip Siddiq MP and Catherine West MP on the current refugee crisis

Letter to Prime Minister David Cameron from Keir Starmer MP, Tulip Siddiq MP and Catherine West MP on the current refugee crisis

September 4, 2015 at 10:14 am

Rt Hon David Cameron MP 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA Dear Prime Minister, We believe the refugee crisis currently facing Europe demands urgent action. All member states of the EU must look beyond their borders to address wider, global issues. But Europe – far from rising up to this […]

 
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 […]