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Nazanin – One Year in Detention

Nazanin – One Year in Detention

April 2, 2017 at 11:37 am

My constituent, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has been imprisoned in Iran for a year. Along with her husband, Richard, and countless others, I have called for her immediate release from the hell she has been forced to live over the past twelve months. Nazanin has been detained on secretive charges, and has […]

 
Cough up, Theresa!

Cough up, Theresa!

March 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm

At Prime Minister’s Questions I took the PM and her smirking Foreign Secretary to task over promises made in the campaign to leave the European Union. Boris Johnson led a campaign that quite clearly promised – via a big red bus and countless speeches – an extra £350m per week […]

 
Westminster Attacks

Westminster Attacks

March 24, 2017 at 11:39 am

This month, a day of debates and votes turned into a tragedy for our capital city. We lost five people in a horrific act of terrorism and dozens more were injured. For anybody who works or has visited the Houses of Parliament, the esteem and gratitude that we reserve for […]

 
UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 23, 2017 at 11:44 am

I was pleased to take part in the debate on the international day for the elimination of racial discrimination. I spoke a number of times on issues relevant to the lives of Hampstead and Kilburn’s residents, exchanging views with my constituency neighbour Dawn Butler in the process. At the heart […]

 
International Women’s Day – VICE UK Event

International Women’s Day – VICE UK Event

March 9, 2017 at 11:50 am

In addition to my contributions in Parliament, I was pleased to mark International Women’s Day 2017 by joining a panel hosted by Vice UK. The event at the Picturehouse Central in Piccadilly saw the launch of ‘WOMAN,’ a revolutionary show about global womanhood and gender-based violence, to VICELAND (Vice’s TV […]