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Celebrating our Community Groups

Celebrating our Community Groups

July 20, 2017 at 11:21 am

Twice a year, I hold a Parliamentary reception for the groups and organisations that make Hampstead and Kilburn such a special place to live. Held in the Jubilee Room of Westminster Hall, the event provides the perfect opportunity to show my gratitude to those who shape life in our area, […]

 
Debate on British Prisoners in Iran – #FreeNazanin

Debate on British Prisoners in Iran – #FreeNazanin

July 18, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Today in Parliament I will be leading a debate on British Prisoners in Iran, focussing on the plight of my constituent Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe. The debate will take place between 4.30 and 5.30 and may be watched live at this link. In April 2016, Nazanin went to see her parents […]

 
Grenfell Tower and local fire safety

Grenfell Tower and local fire safety

July 12, 2017 at 3:54 pm

The Grenfell disaster continues to pose new questions for the Government and our local authorities. For survivors, the priority is to obtain justice and definitive answers for the trauma they have endured. For residents in tower blocks across the country, clarity is required over the protections in place to prevent […]

 
Online Abuse and British Democracy

Online Abuse and British Democracy

July 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Britain is a thriving democracy, with two referendums and two general elections in the last three years alone. For the overwhelming majority, the elections have been fiercely contested but conducted with respect. However, some people have unfortunately chosen to abuse candidates, fellow campaigners, or those with whom they simply differ […]

 
Queen’s Speech debate – Our NHS

Queen’s Speech debate – Our NHS

June 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

For my contribution to the Queen’s Speech debate, I spoke in the time allocated for matters of health and security. I opened my remarks today by stressing my gratitude to the medical professionals at the Royal Free Hospital, and those across the country, for the unrelenting professionalism with which they […]