Welcome to my newsletter for Poplar and Limehouse, the best way to keep up to date on some of the things I get up to as your Member of Parliament.
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Speaking on Britain's forgotten immigration scandal
On Tuesday I spoke out on behalf of five constituents who have been treated appallingly by the Home Office. You can read and watch the debate and my letter here further challenges the Government's inadequate response.
Concerns regarding student protests and arrests in Bangladesh
I have twice written to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office calling for them to challenge the disproportionate use of force being used on protesters and unjustifiable arrests, including Mr Shahidul Alam. Click the image above for one of their replies.
Antisemitism and the Labour Party
I have continued to call for the Labour Party to fully adopted the IHRA's definition and examples of antisemitism. We must be a party that stands against all forms of racism and discrimination.
Debating Services for Deaf Children
I secured a debate in the House of Commons Chamber on services for deaf children next Thursday. Contact me by noon next Wednesday if you have experiences trying to access support for a deaf child that you would like raised in this debate.
Fit and Healthy Childhood APPG
I co-chair this important APPG which met on Wednesday. We heard from Swim England, Youth Sport Trust and University Campus of Football Business.
Northern Ireland Reception
On Wednesday I joined a reception in Parliament to launch the 'A New Deal for Northern Ireland' report calling for a return of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive and a refreshed Economic Strategy.
Did you know blood cancer is the most common cancer among young people?
As an MP I can use my position to support the important work of charities and this week I gladly promoted the life-saving work of Bloodwise.
Supporting the work of Breast Cancer Now
On Wednesday I joined Breast Cancer now's Wear it Pink annual photo call and was updated on their ground-breaking research.
Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce: Cancer Plan Submission
I joined the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce to see their important submission for NHS England on priorities for cancer care. We must tackle the low survival rate of these cancer types.
Supporting young people to 'Make Your Mark'
This week I got behind the British Youth Council's annual campaign that encourages 11-18 year olds to get involved in politics. Young people can get involved here.
Schools are welcome in Parliament
Last year 530 students from 16 local schools took part in Parliament's Education Visits Programme. This week it was great to welcome Green Gables Montessori School. Do contact me to book in your school for a visit.
Prime Minister's Question Time
Wednesday saw the first Question Time after the summer recess. You can watch and read the exchange in full here. Jeremy Corbyn's questions focused on the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.
This week in Parliament...
The House of Commons returned after the summer recess. The Government gave an update on the Brexit negotiations and no deal contingency planning and there was a debate on a bill relating to whiplash claims.
The House debated the next stage of the Voyeurism Bill to address the horrible act of 'upskirting' and there was the final stages of the Tenant Fees Bill.
There was an adjournment debate on the treatment of people under immigration control and a Westminster Hall debate on supporting children in need into adulthood.