Raised the dilemma of leaseholders in New Providence Wharf, who are being asked to pay for remedial fire safety cladding work.
Raised the dilemma of leaseholders in New Providence Wharf, who are being asked to pay for remedial fire safety cladding work.

Welcome to my newsletter for Poplar and Limehouse, the best way to keep up to date on some of the things I do 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 my office receives every day.

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The latest on Brexit
On Tuesday there was a debate and votes on the Prime Minister's latest Brexit plan.
Cladding work at New Providence Wharf
On Monday I raised in the House of Commons the dilemma of leaseholders in New Providence Wharf, who are being asked to pay for remedial fire safety cladding work.  My follow-up letter to the Minister can be read here.
'Get Children Cycling' Roundtable
On Tuesday I chaired a roundtable on steps the Government can take to get children cycling.  Participants included the Minister for Transport and representatives from Public Health England, Transport for London and the Bicycle Association.
Children's Mental Health
On Wednesday I sponsored a reception for the charity Play Therapy UK in Parliament.  That evening the APPG for a Fit and Healthy Childhood launched their report on Children's Mental Health.
Bonner Primary School
On Monday it was a pleasure to welcome two classes of pupils from Bonner Primary School to the Parliamentary Education Centre.
Victims of Libyan/IRA Terrorism
On Wednesday I attended a meeting of the UK Victims of Libyan/IRA Terrorism Parliamentary Support Group and we looked at the progress of compensation arrangements for victims.
Young Driver Safety
On Wednesday I attended a drop-in on young driver safety.  Road traffic crashes are the single biggest cause of accidental death of young people.
Bowel Cancer UK
On Wednesday I attended the Annual Parliamentary Reception of Bowel Cancer UK.  Bowel Cancer is the UK's fourth most common cancer and the second biggest cancer killer.
APPG for Maritime and Ports
On Monday I co-chaired the latest meeting of the APPG for Maritime and Ports.  We discussed air quality, and heard presentations on the "Why Shipping Matters" education initiative and from the Marine Society and Sea Cadets.
New Consultation by the Law Commission
On Monday the Law Commission published proposed changes on the 'Right to Manage' for leaseholders.  You can contribute towards the consultation here: https://bit.ly/2Wlqbno.
Online Watch Link (OWL)
In Tower Hamlets we have a crime alert and updates system called OWL. Residents can sign up for the latest info from the police, council and others here: http://www.owl.co.uk/met 
Lansbury and Shadwell By-elections
Last Saturday I campaigned with local Labour Party members ahead of next week's by-elections on 7th February.  Tomorrow I will be campaigning again in both wards.
Prime Minister's Questions
Wednesday saw the latest questions to the Prime Minister.  Jeremy Corbyn's questions addressed the alternative arrangements the Government now needs to secure for Northern Ireland in the Withdrawal Agreement.

This week in Parliament...

There was an urgent question on Venezuela, a debate and vote on the Immigration and Social Security Bill and a debate on Proxy Voting.

There was the debate and votes on the European Union Withdrawal Agreement.  There was also an adjournment debate on the Vagrancy Act.

There was a debate on the Crime Bill and Westminster Hall debates on Supporting Fathers and Zimbabwe.

There were debates on Equitable Life and Maintained Nursery Schools.

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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