Archive for category: Issues

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 […]

 
Online Abuse and British Democracy

Online Abuse and British Democracy

July 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Britain is a thriving democracy, with two referendums and two general elections in the last three years alone. For the overwhelming majority, the elections have been fiercely contested but conducted with respect. However, some people have unfortunately chosen to abuse candidates, fellow campaigners, or those with whom they simply differ […]

 
Queen’s Speech debate – Our NHS

Queen’s Speech debate – Our NHS

June 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

For my contribution to the Queen’s Speech debate, I spoke in the time allocated for matters of health and security. I opened my remarks today by stressing my gratitude to the medical professionals at the Royal Free Hospital, and those across the country, for the unrelenting professionalism with which they […]

 
Chalcots Estate – Update

Chalcots Estate – Update

June 27, 2017 at 12:53 pm

This has been a week of enormous disruption for Chalcots residents, with young families, elderly and disabled people all being evacuated from their homes. I was on the estate for most of the weekend, talking to those evacuated and aiming to provide practical support where possible. Clearly, the most important […]