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The Government must reduce the #ExtraCosts faced by disabled people

The Government must reduce the #ExtraCosts faced by disabled people

October 13, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Disabled people face a surcharge of £550 per month, or £6500 per year, simply to live with dignity and independence. Approaches to reducing extra costs have been fragmented, and imbalances in the market mean that the day-to-day costs facing disabled people remain higher than they need to be. On 13th […]

 
First question as Shadow Minister for Early Years

First question as Shadow Minister for Early Years

October 10, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Today I was proud to begin my tenure as Shadow Minister for Early Years, joining my frontbench colleagues for Education Questions. I pushed the Minister on the consequences of their new funding formula, which will leave 25% of local authorities worse off and threatens hundreds of nurseries with closure. I […]

 
Shadow Minister for Early Years Education

Shadow Minister for Early Years Education

October 9, 2016 at 6:56 pm

I am honoured to have been appointed as the Shadow Minister for Early Years Education. I am joining an excellent team, led by Angela Rayner MP, and relish the opportunity to hold the Government to account from the frontbench. Since being elected to Parliament in May 2015, countless constituents have […]

 
HS2 Update – Finchley Road Lorries and House of Lords Committee

HS2 Update – Finchley Road Lorries and House of Lords Committee

September 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm

As the High Speed Rail 2 Bill bulldozes its way through Parliament’s committees, my determination to prevent the chaos it will bring to our area remains undiminished. Though residents and representatives have secured significant concessions, HS2’s impact on Camden and Brent remains unacceptable and profound. The national picture is as […]

 
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 […]