Following the latest report on leasehold I continued to speak out for action against the leasehold scandal and the need for urgent reform.
Following the latest report on leasehold I continued to speak out for action against the leasehold scandal and the need for urgent reform.
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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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Leasehold Reform
Yesterday following the latest report on leasehold I continued to speak out for action against the leasehold scandal and the need for urgent reform.
Dangerous Driving
On Monday in a petition debate I challenged the Government's complacent attitude towards road deaths and raised new measures that could reduce casualties.
Maritime Minister visits St Peter's School
On Tuesday Nusrat Ghani MP saw a new shipping curriculum in action at St Peter's School in Wapping.  (L-R: Colin Peat (School Governor), Julie Lithgow (ICS), Elizabeth Figueiredo (Headteacher), Nusrat Ghani MP and myself.)
Signing choir performs in Parliament
The Lowestoft Signing Choir gave a superb performance to MPs in Parliament; keeping the need for a GCSE on BSL on the agenda also.
Action for Children
On Tuesday I attended this children's charity reception where I was briefed on the funding children's services need and the early help needed for families.
National Farmers' Union
On Monday I joined the NFU's annual reception where we heard from the Secretary of State and I continued to give my support their #BackBritishFarming campaign.
Swim England
On Tuesday I attended Swim England's drop-in celebrating their 150th anniversary, and I was happy to support their campaign to promote the benefits of swimming.
On Sunday it was a pleasure to attend this year's LIMEfest in Ropemakers Fields.  Congratulations to all who organised such a brilliant afternoon.
Macmillian Cancer Support
On Tuesday I attended the launch of Macmillan's new report on the financial impact of cancer.
Tower Hamlets Team win NHS Award
On Wednesday Dr Peter Buchman & The Pathway Homeless Team based at the Royal London won a NHS Parliamentary Award. It was a privilege to nominate them, though I unfortunately could not attend the awards.
Cancer Awareness Roadshow
On Wednesday another cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, held an informative roadshow in Parliament.
Questions to the Prime Minister
On Wednesday there was the latest round of questions to the Prime Minister.  Jeremy Corbyn asked questions about legal aid, disability benefits and the Windrush scandal.


This week in Parliament...

There were urgent questions on the UK ambassador to the USA and NHS Pension Taxation, and a Westminster Hall debate on Dangerous Driving.

There was a debate on Northern Ireland, that included amendments on same-sex marriage and abortion, and a Westminster Hall debate on the immigration detention of victims of modern slavery.

There was an urgent question on Universal Credit Fraud and a debate on Animal Welfare.

There were debates on 20 Years of Devolution and Leasehold Reform.

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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