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HS2 Select Committee Report

HS2 Select Committee Report

February 23, 2016 at 11:11 am

The HS2 Select Committee have published their report on Additional Provisions 3 and 4, affecting both Camden and Brent. On the 26th January, I gave evidence at the Committee, raising specific objections to the vent shaft at Canterbury works, and reiterating my opposition to the Bill as a whole. The […]

 
The EU isn’t perfect but I’ll vote to stay

The EU isn’t perfect but I’ll vote to stay

February 19, 2016 at 10:56 am

Maiden speeches are a significant moment in any politician’s career. They provide an opportunity to celebrate the communities we represent, and to confront the issues that we believe will define our efforts in Parliament. Back in June, I chose to give my maiden speech during a debate on Britain’s membership […]

 
Westminster Hall debate on Refugees policy

Westminster Hall debate on Refugees policy

February 10, 2016 at 11:03 am

Hampstead and Kilburn is home to a diverse set of communities and its success serves as a testament to the contribution that refugee communities have brought to Britain over the decades. I therefore wanted to add my voice to the Westminster Hall debate on refugees. I don’t believe the Government […]

 
Question to the Housing Minister – Rogue Landlords and Revenge Evictions

Question to the Housing Minister – Rogue Landlords and Revenge Evictions

February 8, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Today, I asked the Housing Minister for an update on the number of revenge evictions taking place in the UK, following the change in law last year. Rather than dignify my question with a substantive response, he provided a pre-scripted comment with his views on Labour’s housing policies. Given the […]

 
Speech on Local Government Funding

Speech on Local Government Funding

February 3, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Today I spoke in the Westminster Hall debate on changes to local government funding. Over the past 5 years, we have seen the Treasury force the most brutal cuts on local authorities, whilst the Chancellor proceeds to tell the nation that he ‘is fixing the roof whilst the sun is […]