Calling for changes in College Funding
Calling for changes in College Funding

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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The latest on Brexit
On Monday the Government announced they were going back to the EU to seek further concessions.  A number of amendments have been tabled on their new motion and the votes will be held next Tuesday.
Calling for changes in College Funding
On Monday I spoke up for fair funding for Further Education Colleges, including our local New City College campus.  You can read and watch my arguments for change.
Fire Safety and Dangerous Cladding
On Tuesday I raised the unresolved dangerous cladding issue at New Providence Wharf and on Wednesday I intervened to raise the financial uncertainty this issue  was causing leaseholders.
Challenging unfair immigration policy
Yesterday I joined Migrant Voice and colleague Stephen Timms MP to protest the forgotten immigration scandal of the TOEIC visa cancellations.
Energy Advice Cafe in Bow
On Wednesday it was a pleasure to join the launch of Bromley by Bow Centre's new energy advice service, now open every Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm.
NEA Heat Heroes Awards
Congratulations to constituents Judith Cosaitis, of the London Fire Brigade, and Mosrath Jahan, of the Bromley by Bow Centre, who received awards for their work assisting those in fuel poverty.
Great British Spring Clean 2019
As Chair of the Tidy Britain APPG I joined the charity Keep Britain Tidy at their Parliamentary launch of the Great British Spring Clean. Photo: Brendan Foster.
Premier League Community Programmes
On Tuesday I attended Premier League's drop-in to hear more about their community investment.  Last year my office helped ensure 34 out of 46 local Primary Schools benefited from their Primary Stars programme.
UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador 
This week Richard Griffiths of St Luke's CoE Primary School completed the highly regarded Teacher Ambassador programme.  It was a pleasure to meet him and I'd encourage other local schools to apply.
Maritime 2050
Yesterday I attended the launch of the Government's Maritime Vision for the next 30 years.  I chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Maritime and Ports.
Gamble Aware
Last week I attended an event in Parliament by Gamble Aware. I recently supported their #CanWeHaveOurBallBack campaign and look forward to their next campaign launching in a few weeks time.
Campaigning in Lansbury Ward
Last Saturday I joined local Labour Party members campaigning ahead of the Lansbury by-election.  I will be out campaigning again this Saturday morning.
Prime Minister's Questions
This Wednesday saw the latest round of PMQs.  Brexit dominated with Jeremy Corbyn asking if the Government would take a 'no deal' Brexit off the table, if a customs union could be considered and which negotiating red lines the Prime Minister would compromise on.

This week in Parliament...

The Prime Minister gave a statement on the EU Withdrawal Agreement, a Healthcare Bill was debated and voted on, and there was a Westminster Hall debate on College Funding.

There was an urgent question on Proxy Voting in the House of Commons, the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill completed its final stages and an Adjournment debate on Pupil Referral Units.

The Tenant Fees Bill completed its final stages, there was an adjournment debate on Fire Safety and Cladding, and a Westminster Hall debate on Town of Culture Award.

There was a debate on Holocaust Memorial Day and a Westminster Hall debate on tackling knife crime.

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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