Welcome to my newsletter for Poplar and Limehouse, the best way to keep up to date on some of the things I do as a 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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Fire Sprinkler Systems
Yesterday I raised the issue of fire sprinkler systems in the House of Commons and I am applying for an adjournment debate on this topic.
Tackling Childhood Obesity
On Tuesday it was good to meet Tai Ibitoye and Patricia Shaw and discuss their research on food advertising near schools and the steps we can take to tackle childhood obesity in Tower Hamlets.
Meeting the Police Borough Commander
On Wednesday I had a very useful meeting with Chief Superintendent Sue Williams to discuss Anti-Social Behaviour, drugs policy, individual cases and Safer Neighbourhood Teams - click here to find the latest news for your area.
On Tuesday I attended a meeting of the APPG for Fire Safety and Rescue. The main items were white goods fires, construction methods and timber frames.
'Keep Britain at Full Strength'
On Tuesday I attended a 'London First' event showcasing the work of organisations like the Food & Drink Federation (above) and the need for the UK to keep attracting a global workforce.
'B Active' Programme
On Tuesday I attended a ceremony for the charity B Active who use sport to engage young people and involve them in positive activities. It is great to see that in London they have already helped over 1,000 young people.
Tours of the Houses of Parliament
On Monday I gave my latest tour for constituents. Contact me if you would like to join a tour on either 25 March at 10am, or 13 May at 10.10am.
Lansbury and Shadwell By-elections
I campaigned on Saturday and Thursday for Labour's candidates. In Shadwell Mohammad Harun Miah (Aspire) was elected and in Lansbury Rajib Ahmed (Labour) was elected.
Funding applications invited
This week applications opened for grant funding for charities from the Postcode Trust: Poplar and Limehouse charities, do apply! Deadline is 20 Feb; details here.
Prime Minister's Questions
This week David Lidington and Emily Thornberry stood in for the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition respectively. Emily Thornberry's questions focused on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and can be read and watched here.