Meeting constituents affected by the new Loan Charge
Meeting constituents affected by the new Loan Charge

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. This update is only a few snapshots; it cannot cover the regular surgeries, ongoing case work, research and many enquiries we receive every day.

If you are a constituent and would like to get in touch, please feel free to send me an email: along with your name and address.

Best wishes,

Challenging Rod Liddle's hateful column
On Tuesday I wrote to the Sunday Times in response to their publishing of Rod Liddle’s incendiary and hateful column on Sunday. Click the above image for the letter in full
Meeting constituents affected by the new Loan Charge 
Government 'Loan Charge' changes due to come into force in April 2019 will leave a number of constituents in serious financial difficulty.  We met on Wednesday and I am applying for a debate in the House of Commons on this topic.
Votes relating to Abortion
This week I voted twice in support of legislation relating to abortion.  On Tuesday a ten minute rule bill was passed and on Wednesday I supported an amendment to the Northern Ireland Bill.
Team Fitz
Each year my team and I try to visit part of the constituency and then have lunch together.  Thanks to the Port of London Authority, last week we viewed Poplar and Limehouse from their patrol vessel Lambeth.  Above left to right is my wife Sheila, Louise, Martin, Jenny, Me, Joytera and Richard.
The European Bangladesh Forum
Yesterday I spoke at a seminar on “Parliamentary Democracy in Bangladesh: Challenging Radicalism & Way Forward” in Parliament.
Joining the Sea Cadets on Trafalgar Day 
It was a privilege to watch another great parade in central London by the Sea Cadets on Trafalgar Day last Sunday.
Report launch for childrens' End of Life care
On Tuesday I attended a report launch by the APPG for Children Who Need Palliative Care.  You can view the report and its recommendations here.
Age UK drop in on Social Care 
On Tuesday Age UK hosted a drop-in on adult social care, highlighting the challenges and funding needed.  The CQC's latest report is here.
Shoulder to Shoulder with the NHS campaign
I met with Cancer Research UK on Wednesday as part of my support for their campaign to keep cancer on the parliamentary agenda.  Latest briefing here.
Backing the work of Macmillan Cancer Support
On Wednesday I joined in the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' event in Parliament to learn from the experiences of cancer care from patients and professionals.
Google UK Economic Impact Report launch
On Tuesday I attended the launch of a new report on Google's work to hear the economic impact they have across the UK.
Welcoming a Poplar youth group to Parliament
On Monday I met with a youth group that meets in the Spotlight youth centre in Parliament as part of a tour of Government and Parliament.
The Men's Cabin exhibition 'Wallpaper '
Last Thursday I visited an exhibit of newly designed wallpaper created by men from The Cabin with artist Angela Groundwater, incorporating artefacts and mementos from their lives.
Joining the opening new St Luke's Millwall building
Last Thursday it was a privilege to join in the celebrations opening the new St Luke's church building on the Island along with representatives from other local churches, Bishop Adrian and groups in the community.
Fire Brigades Union (FBU) Parliamentary Group
On Wednesday I attended a meeting with firefighters and members of the FBU to hear what investment is needed in the fire and rescue service.

Prime Minister's Question Time

 On Wednesday there was the latest questioning of the Prime Minister which you can read and watch.  Jeremy Corbyn's questions focused on austerity, local government funding, police officers numbers, universal credit and student nurse bursaries.

This week in Parliament...

There were statements on the October EU Council and the death of Jamal Khashoggi. There were questions on costs relating to Brexit and the meaningful vote.

In addition to the above Abortion Bill, there was the remaining stages of the Civil Liabilities Bill.

There was fast-tracked Northern Ireland Bill which included the above amendment relating to abortion in Northern Ireland.  There was also a debate on Asylum Seekers' Right to Work.

Yesterday there were questions on exiting the EU and a debate on folic acid fortification.

Today there were a number of Private Members' Bills scheduled and a debate on the effectiveness of support given to 18-21 year olds on Universal Credit.

Parliamentary Activity

Please follow the links to view my Voting Record, spoken material, the written questions I've submitted and the Early Day Motions (EDMs) I've supported.
For further updates you can check my social media, particularly my Twitter account. You can catch up on all the news and events from Parliament here.
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