Over the weekend of 4th February I visited Wightman Road Mosque and Masjid Ayesha as part of the 'Visit My Mosque' initiative. I was pleased to be able to stand in solidarity with Muslims in my local community following Donald Trump's Muslim Ban and the mosque shooting in Quebec.
I was delighted to be invited to speak at the Kurdish Community Centre breakfast meeting on 5th February to stand in unity with the Kurdish community and thank them for their contribution to Tottenham and the Borough of Haringey.
I am backing calls for a new scheme to help thousands of families regain control of their finances as data from the Bank of England shows unsecured household debt rising at its fastest rate since the financial crisis. Debt often strikes when people experience sudden changes in circumstances such as job loss or ill health. Aggressive action from creditors and pressure to repay debts at an unaffordable rate can lead families to cut back on everyday essentials like food, take o
Thousands of constituents have written to me in recent weeks about Brexit and the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal Bill). I have written a letter outlining my position, which you can read below. Dear X Thank you for writing to me about the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. Thousands of constituents have written to me about Brexit and this Bill in recent weeks. I hope that you will forgive me on this occasion for sending a template response but I want
Today (9th February) I have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to oppose the proposed privatisation of the Green Investment Bank. You can read my letter in full below: Rt Hon Philip Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer HM Treasury 1 Horse Guards Road London SW1A 2HQ 9th February 2017 Dear Chancellor of the Exchequer, Re: Proposed privatisation of the Green Investment Bank I am writing to express my concerns about the proposed privatisation of the Green Investment Bank
I am hopeful that the Government will let Parliament vote on the status of EU citizens currently living in the UK during Committee Stage of the Brexit Bill today (8th February). Given the number of amendments tabled to the Bill on this issue and the huge concern across the country Parliament must be given the opportunity to vote on the future of EU citizens who call our country home. When these amendments were debated on Monday there was not time for me to speak, but I wanted
On Tuesday 7th February I spoke about parliamentary sovereignty during the Committee Stage of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. You can watch my speech here, or read my speech and the debate in Hansard in full here. Parliament must have a meaningful vote on the final deal - and to be meaningful the vote must include the option to remain in the EU and the option to put in place a transitional deal after the 2 year negotiation process has concluded to enable
I tabled two amendments (and signed well over 100 others) to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill for the Committee Stage. On Tuesday 7th February I co-sponsored and voted in favour of New Clause 110 to the Bill My amendments were as follows: 1) The vote in Parliament on the "final deal" that the Government negotiates with the EU27 must include the option to retain our membership and remain within the EU. This vote in March 2019 must not be a choice between a
On Tuesday evening (31st January) I spoke in the Second Reading of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. You can watch my speech here, or read it here. For the sake of the country that I love, I will not be voting to trigger Article 50. Patriotism and loving one's country requires more than blind faith. Since the day after the referendum last June I have been absolutely clear about my position, and I will be honouring my promises tonight. I will be voting agai