The Autumn Budget
The Autumn Budget

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 ongoing case work, research and many enquiries we receive every day.

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Autumn Budget
The Chancellor's Autumn Budget announcements dominated proceedings this week and yesterday we voted.  Labour's amendment was unsuccessful and the Budget was approved.
Local surgeries for constituents
Every 1st, 2nd and 4th Friday I meet with constituents at Trussler Hall.  As their MP I can make representations on their behalf. To book an appointment call 02075360562.
Commenting on the Budget on TalkRadio
In advance of the Autumn Budget on Monday morning I joined Julia Hartley-Brewer to comment on the expected announcements.
'Getting back on track' to reduce road deaths
On Tuesday I attended the launch of the Road Safety Foundation's latest report calling for action to address the plateauing of road death reduction.
Welcoming schools to Parliament
It was a pleasure this week to welcome pupils from River House Montessori School to Parliament.
Calling for a review of fireworks legislation
As a former firefighter I am all too aware of the need for restrictions to be placed on the use and sale of fireworks.
Supporting the Living Wage
On Tuesday I attended the Living Wage Foundation's Parliamentary Reception, bringing together employers and parliamentarians that support the Living Wage.
Supporting the launch of new charity: Loan Smart
On Tuesday I joined the launch of a new charity that will help highlight and tackle the scourge of illegal money lending.
ASDA's Fight Hunger partnership
On Wednesday I attended a reception showcasing ASDA's support for communities, including their latest partnership between Asda, The Trussell Trust and FareShare.
Calling for faster treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
I attended an event by Pancreatic Cancer UK calling for faster treatment for this cancer.  1 in 4 patients diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer die within one month.
Vote for Wilton's Music Hall
Wilton's Music Hall has been nominated for Historic England's Best Rescue of a Historic Building following its multi-million pound restoration.  You can vote for the Hall here and learn more here.

Prime Minister's Question Time

Wednesday saw the latest installment of Prime Minister's Questions which you can read and watch.  Jeremy Corbyn's questions focused on the Budget, including the statement that austerity was over and funding for schools, policing and benefits.

This week in Parliament...

The Chancellor gave his Financial Statement and a debate on the Autumn Budget followed.  There was also a Westminster Hall debate on Public Holidays on Religious Occasions.

The debate followed the Autumn Budget continued and there was an adjournment debate on Local Authority Budget Reductions.

The debate following the Autumn Budget entered its third day and there were debates on the impact of Brexit in the timber industry and aviation sector.

The budget debates concluded with votes, an urgent question on fixed odds betting terminals and there was a Westminster Hall debate on the future of legal aid.

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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