Supporting the work of the charity
Supporting the work of the charity 'Friends of Street Children Bangladesh'.

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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Best wishes,

Wild Animals in Circuses
I have long campaigned for an end to the use of wild animals in circuses.  On Tuesday I spoke in favour of a bill that will ban this cruel practice.
£200m for Safer Cladding
I have been calling for urgent action to remove unsafe cladding from tower blocks and to ensure leaseholders do not have to pay.  Yesterday we had an important step forward with funding promised for remedial work.
'Friends of Street Children Bangladesh'
Yesterday there was a cricket match to raise awareness of this charity's work and the plight of those children living on the streets of Bangladesh.  I had hoped to play but could only attend the event afterwards.
Anniversary of the death of John Smith
Yesterday I spoke in a debate to mark the 25th anniversary of former Labour Party leader John Smith.
Tower Hamlets Civic Awards
It was pleasure attend our civic awards on Friday, with the Mayor and local Councillors, to celebrate those who have served our community; including Tom Madden who sadly could not attend.
Remembering Stephen Maynard
On Saturday Sheila & I attended the unveiling of a Red Plaque in honour of Firefighter Stephen Maynard who died fighting a fire in Limehouse Basin on 25 January 1980.
International Firefighters Day
On Saturday we also attended a moving service at St Paul's to remember with pride those firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty.
The new Bishop of Stepney
On Tuesday it was pleasure to meet Dr Joanne Woolway Grenfell, who has been announced as the Bishop covering Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
Canary Wharf College visits Parliament
On Tuesday it was a pleasure to welcome three Year 3 classes from Canary Wharf College to the Parliamentary Education Centre.
Employability of People with Disabilities
On Wednesday I attended a reception organised by Muscular Dystrophy UK which discussed the employability of young people with disabilities.
Pensions for Life
Last Wednesday I pledged by support for the campaign by the National Association of Retired Police Officers to secure pensions for partners of Police Officers.
Congratulations to Mulberry School
Last Friday I watched Mulberry School pupils secure an excellent national second place in ⁦The Prince's Trust Enterprise Challenge National Final.
Questions to the Prime Minister
Wednesday saw the latest round of questions to the Prime Minister.  Jeremy Corbyn's questions were on the NHS and he asked about staffing shortages, the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, the shortage of GPs and the pressure on A&Es.


This week in Parliament...

There was a statement on security for mosques, a statement on school exclusions and a debate on wild animals in circuses.

There was an urgent question on the Iran nuclear deal and a debate on TV licenses for the over-75s.

There was a statement on buildings with ACM cladding and a debate for the 25th anniversary of the death of John Smith, former leader of the Labour Party.

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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