Archive for category: Press

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 […]

 
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 […]

 
Kilburn High Road Labour Office, 1 April

A spring in my step

April 5, 2015 at 10:01 pm

  You know it is the eve of spring in an election year when there are two newspaper interviews in one day (The Evening Standard and the Independent), followed by a very well-attended hustings at the fantastic Sherriff Centre. That was 31 March. The start of April has been truly […]

 
West End Lane Surgery Closure

West End Lane Surgery Closure

February 28, 2015 at 10:35 pm

  The following letter concerning the closure of West End Land Surgery first appeared in the Camden New Journal.   We are deeply concerned that, under the current government, the NHS has become under-resourced and is struggling to meet patient need.  The coalition’s move to privatise the NHS undermines its […]