Archive for category: Press

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 […]

 
New Statesman article – A year in Parliament

New Statesman article – A year in Parliament

May 11, 2016 at 3:17 pm

I was delighted to contribute to this week’s feature in the New Statesman, reflecting on my first year in Parliament as one of the women elected for Labour in 2015. In the piece, I reflect on the highs and lows of working in Parliament, particularly looking at the campaigns I […]