Meeting pupils from Langdon Park and George Green
Meeting pupils from Langdon Park and George Green's Schools in Parliament Square, celebrating the centenary of compulsory education for teenagers.

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.

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Best wishes,

Challenging the 2019 Loan Charge
On Tuesday I spoke out for constituents affected by the 2019 Loan Charge - we need fairness from the HMRC.  You can read and watch my contribution.
Cycling and Road Safety
This week I was elected Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Transport Safety and on Tuesday I called for action and a cycling review - watch and read here.
UK Deaf Council Conference
On Tuesday at the UK Deaf Council's Conference I gave a update on the work of the APPG on Deafness that I chair, including the GCSE in British Sign Language.
City Lit's Lipreading Campaign
On Monday I supported City Lit's new lipreading campaign #HearMyLips at their launch in Parliament. 
Ask Her to Stand
For the centenary of the Qualification of Women Act, it was a pleasure to welcome constituent Charlotte Norton to Parliament and to support a 50:50 Parliament.
Electrical Fire Safety Week
I joined Rosemary Shrager to support Electrical Safety First’s 'Safer Over 65' campaign and tabled an Early Day Motion to put this issue on the agenda.
Meeting Tower Hamlets pupils
On Tuesday it was a pleasure to meet pupils from Langdon Park and George Green's Schools in Parliament Square, celebrating the centenary of compulsory education for teenagers.
Welcoming the Mayor of London
We welcomed Sadiq Khan to Spotlight in Poplar as he announced a further £13.2 million of Young Londoners Fund grants, including over £750,000 for 3 youth hubs in Tower Hamlets.
UK Major Ports Reception
As Chair of the APPG for Maritime and Ports, on Monday I sponsored an evening reception on the value of UK ports.
Chairing the Tidy Britain APPG 
This Tuesday the All Party Parliamentary Group looked at measures to tackle littering, such as the #BanTheButt pledge to address cigarette butt litter.
Canal & River Trust reception
With 7.4km of waterways and marinas in Poplar and Limehouse, I regularly interact with the Canal and River Trust.  On Tuesday I joined their Parliamentary reception.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
On Wednesday I attended a CWGC briefing and locally we are looking forward to a major restoration of the Merchant Navy Memorial next year.
Occupational Skin Cancer
On Wednesday I attended a reception on the work that still needs to be done to support those affected by skin cancer - click the image for the briefing.  Firefighters have a higher skin cancer risk than most of the population.
Prime Minister's Questions
You can read and watch the latest questions to the Prime Minister on Wednesday.  Jeremy Corbyn MP's questions were related to Brexit and the draft withdrawal agreement.

This week in Parliament...

There was a  debate on the Finance Bill and a Westminster Hall debate on Leaving the EU.

The debate on the Finance Bill was completed, with the Government accepting a number of amendments, and the debates mentioned above on Loan Charge and Road Safety.

The Fisheries Bill was debated and there was a Westminster Hall debate on the self-identification of gender.  The Brexit Select Committee examined the Withdrawal Agreement.

The Prime Minister gave a statement on the draft Withdrawal Agreement and there was a debate on the Armed Forces Covenant.

A number of private members' bill, including the Stalking Protection Bill, were considered for today.

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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