Archive for category: Press

Good Morning Britain – #ProtectOurNurseries

Good Morning Britain – #ProtectOurNurseries

November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Following Good Morning Britain’s recent undercover investigation into nursery schools, I welcomed the opportunity to sit down with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid to discuss their findings. It is clear that any reported breaches of childrens’ safety require an immediate response, and it is clear that Ofsted must do more […]

 
Time to end the extra costs for Disabled people

Time to end the extra costs for Disabled people

September 14, 2016 at 9:50 am

For years, politicians have talked about a cost of living crisis in Britain. Soaring energy bills, extortionate rent repayments and the growing cost of the weekly shop have left many walking a financial tightrope. For many disabled people and their families, the cost of leading an independent life poses a […]

 
Changes to the 13/82 bus route

Changes to the 13/82 bus route

August 24, 2016 at 8:33 am

A number of transport projects will affect our local area in the coming years, and I am keen to act upon residents’ concerns every step of the way. This includes considering how changes to existing services affect day-to-day life. I am therefore concerned about TfL’s proposal to get rid of […]

 
My year in parliament –The World At One

My year in parliament –The World At One

August 20, 2016 at 3:17 pm

As part of ayear-long Radio 4 series speaking to new MPs about their first year in Parliament, I was pleased to talk to Martha Kearney about my experiences. We covered a range of topics, from Brexit to leadership elections, from Donald Trump to my personal background and the nature of […]

 
The consequences of Brexit

The consequences of Brexit

July 7, 2016 at 10:06 am

This piece first appeared in the Ham and High on Thursday 30th June Though I accept the outcome of the EU Referendum, I am enormously disappointed at the path the country has chosen. My position has always been that Britain was better off in the European Union, as I believed […]