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I have today received correspondence from Transport for London (TfL) following representations made about overcrowding at Ilford station.

I am pleased that action is going to be taken to improve the situation which is at present very overcrowded and dangerous. I know from personal experience how difficult it is to board trains, especially during the rush hours.

Mike Gapes MP pleased with TfL plans for tackling overcrowding at Ilford Station

I have today received correspondence from Transport for London (TfL) following representations made about overcrowding at Ilford station. I am pleased that action is going to be taken to improve the... Read more

I have campaigned to defend local NHS services at King George Hospital since 2006. In October 2011 Andrew Lansley, the then Conservative Health Secretary announced closure of both A&E and maternity in "around two years". 

Mike's Ilford Recorder Column (23/03/2017)

I have campaigned to defend local NHS services at King George Hospital since 2006. In October 2011 Andrew Lansley, the then Conservative Health Secretary announced closure of both A&E and... Read more

Earlier today (Wednesday 15th March 2017) Mike questioned the Government on the future of institutions established under the Good Friday agreement.

Mike questions the Government on the future of institutions established under the Good Friday agreement

Earlier today (Wednesday 15th March 2017) Mike questioned the Government on the future of institutions established under the Good Friday agreement. Read more

Today (Tuesday 14 March 2017) Mike Gapes MP questioned Prime Minister May on her sstatement on last week’s European Council, and the next steps in preparing to trigger Article 50 and beginning the process of leaving the European Union.

Mike questions Prime Minister on European Council statement

Today (Tuesday 14 March 2017) Mike Gapes MP questioned Prime Minister May on her sstatement on last week’s European Council, and the next steps in preparing to trigger Article 50... Read more

Earlier today (13 March 2017) Mike Gapes MP (Ilford South) spoke in parliament during the Budget Resolutions debate.

Mike Gapes speaks on Budget Resolutions (March 13, 2017)

Earlier today (13 March 2017) Mike Gapes MP (Ilford South) spoke in parliament during the Budget Resolutions debate. Read more

Yesterday (9 March 2017) during the Budget Resolutions debate, Mike Gapes Labour MP for Ilford South intervened twice on neighbouring MP for Ilford North, Wes Streeting. 

Mike Gapes speaks on Budget Resolutions (March 09, 2017)

Yesterday (9 March 2017) during the Budget Resolutions debate, Mike Gapes Labour MP for Ilford South intervened twice on neighbouring MP for Ilford North, Wes Streeting.  Read more

Yesterday (9th March 2017) Mike Gapes, Labour MP for Ilford South intervened on Fabian Hamilton MP Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Minister (Defence), during the debate on Turkey's Human Rights and the Political Situation.

Mike speaks Turkey Human Rights and the Political Situation debate

Yesterday (9th March 2017) Mike Gapes, Labour MP for Ilford South intervened on Fabian Hamilton MP Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Minister (Defence), during the debate on Turkey's Human Rights... Read more

The Foreign Affairs Select Committee which Mike Gapes is a member of has this week published a new report on the United Kingdom’s relations with Russia.

Foreign Affairs Committee publishes report on the United Kingdom’s relations with Russia

The Foreign Affairs Select Committee which Mike Gapes is a member of has this week published a new report on the United Kingdom’s relations with Russia. Read more

Ilford Recorder (02 March 2017)

Mike joins fight for safety measures at A12 junction in Newbury Park

Ilford Recorder (02 March 2017) Read more

Local businesses face huge rises in their business rates from April.

The official reason is that every five years the government Valuation Office conducts a revaluation of the rateable value of all public and private non-domestic properties, to reflect changes in the property market. But the way they have done it this time is not fair and is causing great worry.

Mike's Ilford Recorder column (23.02.2017)

Local businesses face huge rises in their business rates from April. The official reason is that every five years the government Valuation Office conducts a revaluation of the rateable value... Read more

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