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EU Withdrawal Bill

EU Withdrawal Bill

November 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

Today, Parliament will begin debating the next stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill. As residents will be aware, I joined my Labour Party colleagues in voting against the Bill at Second Reading. I believe the Bill constituted a brazen power grab by Ministers who seem to be doing everything possible […]

 
Statement from Tulip Siddiq MP on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – Foreign Secretary must retract his comments

Statement from Tulip Siddiq MP on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – Foreign Secretary must retract his comments

November 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Tulip Siddiq MP said: “The Foreign Secretary must immediately retract his comments to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee regarding my constituent Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. In Nazanin’s case, words have power. The Government are aware of this, as for the last 19 months they have refused to call for Nazanin’s release from […]

 
APPG Early Years

APPG Early Years

November 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm

I recently chaired a meeting of the APPG Early Years to discuss the financial sustainability of early years providers, attended by dozens of nursery owners and early years professionals. With the meeting taking place before the Budget, attendees were keen to stress the impact of underfunding and to outline the […]

 
Visits to local schools

Visits to local schools

October 30, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Hampstead and Kilburn is home to some of London’s highest achieving schools and I am always delighted to visit the wonderful students and staff who make the various successes possible. I recently celebrated the achievement of Macsen from Queen’s Park Community School, who triumphed over 19,000 students to win Jack […]

 
Terror attack in Mogadishu

Terror attack in Mogadishu

October 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Last Saturday, we witnessed a terrible attack upon the Somali people in Mogadishu, which claimed the lives of over 300 people and injured hundreds more. The scale of the attack makes it one of the most lethal terrorist attacks anywhere in the world for many years. I was devastated to […]