The EU Withdrawal Agreement
The EU Withdrawal Agreement 'meaningful vote' on Tuesday 15th January 2019.
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EU Withdrawal Agreement
On Tuesday the Government lost the long-awaited vote on their EU withdrawal agreement.  The Government narrowly survived a 'no confidence' motion on Wednesday and now has till Monday to report back to the Commons.
Animal Welfare Committee
On Wednesday I sat on a Bill Committee considering a bill to improve protection for service animals, known as 'Finn's Law'.  You can read and watch the proceedings.
Delegated Legislation Committee
On Wednesday I attended a committee on legislation covering Lawyers and their Practice in preparation for a EU exit.  Read and watch here.
Visiting the Bow Foodbank
On Monday it was a privilege to meet Elizabeth and Lynn (left to right) with my assistant Jenny and see the support they are giving to those in food poverty.
Religious persecution and marginalised groups
On Wednesday I attended the launch of this year's World Watch List by Open Doors highlighting the 50 countries where Christians face the most intense persecution.
Holocaust Memorial Day
On Wednesday I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment in advance of Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th Jan.  See their website for resources.
Welcoming Bow School to Parliament
On Wednesday it was a pleasure to welcome Bow School to the Parliamentary Education Centre.
Ending Homelessness
On Wednesday I attended a reception hosted by the charity Crisis reflecting on their work over Christmas and planning the next steps to end homelessness.
Labour Friends of the USA
On Monday I joined colleagues for a meeting with Democrat Strategist Dallas Jones speaking on the US Mid-Terms, hosted by Baroness Margaret McDonagh, former General Secretary of the Labour Party, and arranged by Canary Wharf Group.
Campaigning ahead of the Local By-elections
Last Saturday I joined Mayor John Biggs, Assembly Member Unmesh Desai and local members to support Labour's Shadwell candidate Asik Rahman.  I'll be in Lansbury Ward on Saturday: Langdon Park DLR at 11am.
'Fingerprint of Unity' artwork
On Monday I joined colleagues Sir Mark Penning MP and David Hanson MP to participate in a nationwide fingerprint of unity. #SPOTtimespotTIME
Prime Minister's Questions
Wednesday's Questions to the Prime Minister was dominated by the EU Withdrawal Agreement vote the evening before with questions from Jeremy Corbyn on a customs union, a 'no deal' Brexit and whether the Prime Minister should resign.  There were also questions on rising poverty and cuts to education and police.

This week in Parliament...

Monday
There was the penultimate day of debate on the EU Withdrawal Agreement and a question on Universal Credit.

Tuesday
There was the final day of debate on the Withdrawal Agreement.  There were also Westminster Hall debates on Local Government Funding and Fibromyalgia.

Wednesday
There was a debate and vote on whether Parliament has confidence in the Government.  There were also Westminster Hall debates on the Taxation of Low-income Families and MP's representations to the DWP.

Thursday
There were debates on mental health in the workplace, Children's Social Care and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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.
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