Archive for category: Issues

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 […]

 
Call to ban far-right Hungarian Jobbik party leader Gabor Vona from entering the UK

Call to ban far-right Hungarian Jobbik party leader Gabor Vona from entering the UK

January 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Today I co-signed the following letter, being sent to Home Secretary Theresa May MP and the press, on the subject of the leader of Hungarian far-right party Jobbik. Dear Home Secretary, You will be aware that Gábor Vona, the leader of Jobbik intends to speak at a meeting in Camden […]

 
Campaigning with Glenda Jackson MP in Kilburn

Campaigning with Glenda Jackson MP in Kilburn

January 19, 2014 at 11:28 am

Glenda Jackson MP joined me for a roaming surgery in Kilburn Square today, with a vibrant and energetic group of campaigners talking about the #CostOfCameron.

 
Ed Miliband visit to Kilburn

Ed Miliband visit to Kilburn

December 20, 2013 at 11:01 am

The leader of the Labour party, Ed Miliband MP, visited Kilburn today to talk about the problems that Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) can cause in communities. He said that Labour would push to amend planning and gambling laws to enable councils in England, Scotland and Wales to curb the […]