On 24th July the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP published a joint statement regarding Crossrail 2, with the Transporst Secretary confirming his support for the scheme and agreeing to work with the Mayor of London on a funding package ahead of this autumn's Budget.
As Chair of the Crossrail 2 APPG I am pleased that the Transport Secretary has backed Crossrail 2, and I will be working closely with Members of Parliament from
On 25th July I wrote to the chair of the Grenfell Tower public inquiry, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, regarding the public inquiry into Grenfell Tower. I also submitted this letter as my response to the consultation on the inquiry, which closes on 4th August.
I have called for a two-stage public inquiry, the first stage of which will look at the specific causes and circumstances leading up to the Grenfell Tower fire, to be followed by a second stage to consider the implications o
Today I have written to Cllr Claire Kober, Leader of Haringey Council, regarding the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV). I am not convinced that the HDV will deliver the social and genuinely affordable homes that we need in Tottenham. Haringey Council has failed to carry the community with it and has appeared out of touch and heavy-handed. Residents have not been consulted properly, community concerns have not been allayed, financial risks have not been mitigated and the Coun
I am delighted to have been nominated by Members of Parliament from across our political parties to be Chair of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee. Grenfell, social housing and adult social care in particular are hugely important issues that require urgent attention. Here is my election statement to MP's in full: The work of the Department of Communities and Local Government covers areas of policy that are vitally important to the lives of all of our consti
Today I have written to the Leader of Haringey Council and Cabinet members regarding the Haringey Development Vehicle together with Catherine West MP, Member of Parliament for Hornsey and Wood Green. I have urged the Council to pause the Haringey Development Vehicle, and you can read the letter in full below. Cllr Claire Kober
Leader, Haringey Council
River Park House
225 High Rd
3rd July 2017 Dear Claire and Cabinet Members Re. Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV