Archive for category: Opinion

EU Referendum

EU Referendum

June 24, 2016 at 9:52 am

The result of the EU Referendum poses an enormous challenge to our economic and political future. I respect the outcome of the democratic process, and would like to place on record my thanks to campaigners across Camden and Brent who fought tirelessly for a Remain vote. I share their dismay […]

 
My vote on HS2

My vote on HS2

March 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

I have campaigned against High Speed Rail 2 for the past seven years as I believe it is an ill-thought out scheme which will devastate areas of Hampstead and Kilburn, the constituency I am privileged to represent in Westminster. There will be bedlam on our roads, communities will be uprooted, […]

 
Post-election article for the CNJ

Post-election article for the CNJ

May 21, 2015 at 2:41 pm

I recently wrote this article for the Camden New Journal – “Labour campaign started a real political conversation“: “After two years of campaigning and over a decade of working with local organisations, it is a privilege to write for the CNJ as the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn. Even […]

 
My take on Labour’s manifesto

My take on Labour’s manifesto

April 15, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Anyone that was unsure about Labour’s positive plan for Britain should take a few minutes to read Labour’s 2015 manifesto and Ed Miliband’s speech launching it in Manchester. For too long, rich and powerful vested interests have dominated legislation on tax reforms (whether it is non-doms or corporate tax loopholes). […]

 
My article for the Ham and High on Labour Party Conference 2014

My article for the Ham and High on Labour Party Conference 2014

September 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm

I recently wrote an article for the Ham and High, which was published on the day after Labour Party Conference. You can read it here, or via their website at www.hamhigh.co.uk. As my train pulled into Manchester Piccadilly, I started thinking about Emmeline Pankhurst, a leader of the Suffragette movement […]