Attending a Tea Dance for the local community at George
Attending a Tea Dance for the local community at George's Green School organised by the East End Community Foundation.
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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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Jim
Brexit latest
Senior Shadow Ministers continue to meet with Government Ministers to try and negotiate a Brexit deal that can secure cross-party support.
Extinction Rebellion
These past two weeks have seen significant protests calling for action to address climate change.  On Tuesday Greta Thunberg addressed MPs and the Labour Party has organised a debate for next Wednesday on 'Declaration of Environment and Climate Emergency'.
Shelter: Ending DSS discrimination
On Wednesday I attended a briefing by Shelter on our failing housing system, particularly the discrimination that those on benefits face.
Tea Dance
Last Thursday I attended a Tea Dance at George's Green School organised by the East End Community Foundation.  It is great to have such well-run, fun and inclusive events in the community.
St. George's Day
On Tuesday I joined the St George's Day APPG for a reception in Parliament to celebrate this day.
Air Pollution Awareness
Last Thursday I attended an air pollution awareness event in Bob's Park by the Bromley-By-Bow Centre, where they held the 'Breathless Olympics'.
Farm Africa: Coffee is Life
On Wednesday I attended an event hosted by Farm Africa and the National Farmers Union for the Coffee is Life appeal, supporting female coffee growers in Uganda.
Thames Tideway Tunnel
On Wednesday I attended a briefing for MPs on the progress of this important infrastructure project for our city's sewage system, including at King Edward's Memorial Park.
Independent Age
On Wednesday I attended a drop-in by Independent Age, the older people's charity.  We need a sustainable solution to our social care crisis and we await the Government's green paper on this issue.
Leasehold Reform
On Tuesday I met Sir Peter Bottomley MP, Martin Boyd of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership and a representative of the Financial Ombudsman, to discuss the Ombudsman's view of leasehold reforms.
Hydrogen and decarbonisation targets
On Tuesday I attended a 'Hydrogen Showcase' by the APPG on Hydrogen, chaired by Anna Turley MP (above), where hydrogen conversion projects were demonstrated as options for decarbonisation.
Questions to the Prime Minister
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn attended the funeral of murdered journalist Lyra McKee in Belfast, so David Lidington was questioned by Emily Thornberry.  Her questions focused on Northern Ireland, including Lyra McKee's murder and the Northern Ireland border post-Brexit.
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This week in Parliament...

Tuesday
The House of Commons returned after Easter recess.  There was an urgent question on Extinction Rebellion and there were statements on the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka and the murder of Lyra McKee.

Wednesday
There was an urgent question on the mass execution in Saudi Arabia and an Opposition Day debate on Local Government and Social Care Funding.

Thursday
There was an urgent question on Huawei and a Backbench Business debate on school funding.

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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