Campaigning ahead of the European Parliament Elections
Campaigning ahead of the European Parliament Elections
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Hello,

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.

If you are a constituent and would like to get in touch, please feel free to send me an email: jim.fitzpatrick.mp@parliament.uk along with your name and address.

Best wishes,

Jim
European Parliament Elections
Yesterday we voted for our MEPs and we will hear the full results this weekend.  On Wednesday The Prime Minister made a statement on Leaving the EU.
Raising issues in the Chamber before recess
Yesterday I raised a number of issues, including a BSL GCSE, Island Health Trust, cladding, Housing Associations, leasehold reform, Brexit and council funding.
Talk Radio
Yesterday I did an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer on Talk Radio to discuss the latest in Parliament.
Ending Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
On Wednesday I attended a 'UK Says No More' rally organised by Hestia, (CEO Patrick Ryan above), raising awareness of domestic abuse.
The Ceremony of the Lilies and Roses
On Tuesday I attended a ceremony at The Tower of London marking the anniversary of the death of King Henry VI, who died in the Tower in 1471.
Therapy Dogs
On Tuesday I attended a drop-in highlighting the work of Therapy Dogs Nationwide and heard about the benefits of therapy dogs.
Soccer Aid for Unicef
On Monday I attended a reception where we heard about Soccer Aid's projects around the world to improve childrens' welfare and give every child the 'right to play'.
Ending Caged Farm Animals
On Wednesday I attended a drop-in in support of Compassion in World Farming’s 'End the Cage Age' campaign; calling for the UK to stop caging farm animals.
Brain Injuries in Children
On Wednesday I attended a moving event raising awareness of the experience of brain injured children and their families. It was good to meet the constituents present.
Housing Association Employment Support
On Monday I attended the launch of a new report on the impact of Housing Associations on employment support.
Jesuit Refugee Service
Last Friday it was a pleasure to visit the Jesuit Refugee Service in Wapping and hear about their advocacy and support for refugees.
Questions to the Prime Minister
On Wednesday we had the latest Prime Minister's Questions.  Jeremy Corbyn asked questions about school funding cuts, per pupil funding and arts funding.
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This week in Parliament...

Monday
There was an urgent question on the use of torture, a statement on ebola in the DRC and a debate on medicinal cannabis.

Tuesday
There was an urgent question on British Steel and Westminster Hall debates on financial exclusion and arthritis and employment.

Wednesday
The Prime Minister gave her statement on Leaving the EU and there was a statement on British Steel.

Thursday
Yesterday there was a debate on the peace process in Yemen and a debate where MPs raised matters arising before the recess.

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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