December 21, 2015
After another enjoyably busy weekend, I visited the Tottenham Royal Mail sorting office in Bruce Grove on what was a truly brisk pre-Christmas Monday morning.
The postmen and women were sorting letters, packages and parcels into their respective roads, preparing for th...
Last week, I was once again proud to co-host the annual celebrations of the Jewish festival of Chanukah at my dear friend Shmuel Davidsohn’s house in Tottenham.
The Jewish community is deeply valued in Tottenham as one of the area’s oldest, having been a part of the lo...
On Wednesday 9th December, I attended a Labour fundraiser in Dagenham with my friend and colleague Jon Cruddas MP, to discuss why Labour lost the general election and how we rebuild.
It was fantastic to see so many Dagenham Labour members join us, especially as many wer...
December 2, 2015
I didn’t have time to say everything I hoped to say in the debate on Syrian intervention this evening, but here is the speech I had hoped to give:
Mr Speaker, I understand very well the consequences of terrorism.
My close school friend, James Adams, was blown up on th...
December 1, 2015
There is no harder decision for an MP to make than whether to vote to send British forces to war. On Wednesday, that is what Parliament will be asked to do.
I am not an instinctive ideologue or a pacifist on these issues – this, for me, is a matter of conscience. If mi...