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Abbey Community Centre 40th Anniversary

Abbey Community Centre 40th Anniversary

June 15, 2016 at 2:27 pm

As a trustee of the Abbey Community Centre, I was delighted to attend their 40th birthday party recently. Abbey Community Centre is an independent charity offering a range of classes, activities, and social spaces for local residents. Since 1976, it has been supported by residents and countless teams of volunteers […]

 
JW3 Volunteers Event

JW3 Volunteers Event

June 12, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Early this month I was privileged to attend a celebration of JW3 volunteers. JW3 is the magnificent Jewish Community Centre on Finchley Road, and has become a central hub for life in Hampstead and Kilburn. With a range of keep-fit classes and public events, an amazing restaurant and even a […]

 
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 […]

 
Junior Doctors – Update

Junior Doctors – Update

May 3, 2016 at 11:25 am

The latest round of Junior Doctors’ strikes were the result of Jeremy Hunt’s unforgivable contempt for our medical professionals. Rather than negotiate a contract that is both safe for patients and fair for the doctors, he has decided to impose his own terms. By doing so, he has sent the […]

 
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 […]