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Unaccompanied child refugees

Unaccompanied child refugees

September 11, 2017 at 2:32 pm

It is clear that we need to improve the measures in place to protect the unaccompanied child refugees that come to the UK seeking our protection. Unfortunately, nearly a year has passed since the Government committed to publishing a strategy to better safeguard vulnerable, separated children. Upon arrival in the […]

 
Urgent Question: Government’s 30 hours of childcare pledge unravels

Urgent Question: Government’s 30 hours of childcare pledge unravels

September 6, 2017 at 4:20 pm

I recently had the privilege to serve as Shadow Minister for Early Years – Labour’s frontbench spokesperson on the issue. Throughout my tenure, I consistently raised the funding challenges facing nurseries across the country. I warned that a toxic combination of pressures – such as increased business rates, running costs […]

 
Free Nazanin – Update

Free Nazanin – Update

August 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Following my Parliamentary debate on British Prisoners in Iran, I have been keen to capitalise upon the momentum the debate generated. Nazanin has been granted access to a psychiatrist for the first time in her 500 days of detention, and her family has recently met with the Minister for the […]

 
Moped-related crime

Moped-related crime

August 18, 2017 at 4:03 pm

I have been extremely concerned about the increase in moped-related crimes. From phone robberies to acid attacks, these incidents have been intolerable and have been particularly prevalent in Camden. Residents have expressed fears that the police’s response is being hampered by operational constraints. As such, I have been seeking clarity […]

 
NHS Professionals

NHS Professionals

August 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Falling staff numbers and poor morale are hurting the National Health Service. The insistence on retaining the public sector pay cap has seen record numbers of staff leave and many others deterred from joining. Poor management and short-term thinking is damaging the NHS, and the decision to sell off NHS […]