Archive for category: Issues

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 […]

Open letter to the Swiss Cottage branch of Tesco

Open letter to the Swiss Cottage branch of Tesco

October 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Professor Gavin Henderson CBE, the Principle of the  The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has joined me in  writing the following open letter to the director of the Swiss Cottage (Belsize Road) branch of Tesco supermarket over the issue of Maya Makri, who was ejected from the store because […]