I would like to thank everyone who gave up their time to volunteer during the General Election campaign. Your efforts over the past few weeks were invaluable, not just in Poplar and Limehouse, but in many marginal seats across London. Most of all I would like to thank the 39,558 constituents who voted to re-elect me as their voice in Westminster.
Although we didn’t win enough seats to form a government the result was far from defeat. Everyone knows I’ve not been Jeremy Corbyn’s biggest fan but he exceeded all expectations and I congratulate him on that.
The Prime Minister has lost her majority and is now being propped up by the Democratic Unionists. There is a real possibility of another General Election before 2022.
Alongside Labour colleagues, new and old, over the coming weeks and months I will be fighting the Tories against cuts to our schools, NHS and Police and try to ensure our community receives the funding and help we need.