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Food Poverty in Camden and Brent

Food Poverty in Camden and Brent

April 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm

This month, the Trussell Trust published their annual statistics, revealing the scale of food poverty in Britain in 2016. Over 1.1 million three-day emergency food supplies were provided to people in crisis by the charity in 2015/16, with 415,000 going to children. In Camden and Brent, 6614 emergency packages were […]

 
Down’s Syndrome Test Campaign – Success!

Down’s Syndrome Test Campaign – Success!

January 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm

I am delighted to hear that the National Screening Committee has recommended that the non-invasive blood test for Down’s syndrome should be offered to pregnant women on the NHS. This is a brilliant decision and one that should be celebrated by mothers-to-be and their families across the country. The purpose […]

 
Maternity Leave and Proxy Voting

Maternity Leave and Proxy Voting

January 3, 2016 at 2:11 pm

The Sunday Times recently covered the beginning of my campaign to introduce proxy voting in the House of Commons for MPs who are on Maternity and Paternity Leave. I don’t want the message to go out that Parliament is closed to those MPs who aspire to parenthood, but have to […]

 
Fighting the Criminal Courts Charge

Fighting the Criminal Courts Charge

January 2, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Last month I wrote for the New Statesman on the need to hold the Government to account following their decision to scrap their damaging criminal courts charge. The charge compromised defendants’ right to a fair trial and added to the uncollected fines blighting our criminal justice system. I have repeatedly […]

 
Letter to Prime Minister David Cameron from Keir Starmer MP, Tulip Siddiq MP and Catherine West MP on the current refugee crisis

Letter to Prime Minister David Cameron from Keir Starmer MP, Tulip Siddiq MP and Catherine West MP on the current refugee crisis

September 4, 2015 at 10:14 am

Rt Hon David Cameron MP 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA Dear Prime Minister, We believe the refugee crisis currently facing Europe demands urgent action. All member states of the EU must look beyond their borders to address wider, global issues. But Europe – far from rising up to this […]