Policy Statements

I have long supported a cap on energy price rises and believe we should go even further to lower bills.

Household Energy Bills

I have long supported a cap on energy price rises and believe we should go even further to lower bills. Read more

I share my constituents concerns about the state of adult social care in England. In October, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its annual state of care report which found that 3,952 care services were rated as "requires improvement" and more than 300 were rated as "inadequate". That means that some 92,000 vulnerable people are receiving poor care and 16,000 people are receiving inadequate care.

Care homes in England

I share my constituents concerns about the state of adult social care in England. In October, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its annual state of care report which found... Read more

I understand the concerns that have been raise about the strength, scope and effectiveness of existing legislation protecting emergency service workers, and I am aware of a Private Members' Bill - the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) bill - that has been introduced to Parliament seeking to strengthen the law around this issue.

Assaults on emergency service workers

I understand the concerns that have been raise about the strength, scope and effectiveness of existing legislation protecting emergency service workers, and I am aware of a Private Members' Bill... Read more

I am opposed to the Conservative Government's decision to freeze LHA rates and I am concerned about the impact this will have on residents in Ilford and across the country.

Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

I am opposed to the Conservative Government's decision to freeze LHA rates and I am concerned about the impact this will have on residents in Ilford and across the country.... Read more

I appreciate the points that have been raised by the Israel-Britain Alliance about the frequency of Israel being the focus of resolutions passed by UN bodies compared with other countries. Indeed, the UK Mission to the UN has expressly raised this at the Human Rights Council.

Israel and the United Nations

I appreciate the points that have been raised by the Israel-Britain Alliance about the frequency of Israel being the focus of resolutions passed by UN bodies compared with other countries.... Read more

I sympathise profoundly with anyone who has been affected by breast cancer and I appreciate that organisations such as Breast Cancer Now work tirelessly to support people living with breast cancer, and their families, to raise awareness of the connected issues.

Breast cancer

I sympathise profoundly with anyone who has been affected by breast cancer and I appreciate that organisations such as Breast Cancer Now work tirelessly to support people living with breast... Read more

I share the concerns of the many people who have written to me about the National Health Service. I agree that a comprehensive health service should continue to be provided free at the point of use and that encroaching privatisation of the NHS must be halted. I also believe that there needs to be more investment to provide the NHS and social care with the funding it so desperately needs.

National Health Service

I share the concerns of the many people who have written to me about the National Health Service. I agree that a comprehensive health service should continue to be provided... Read more

I share my constituents concerns about waiting times for Universal Credit.

Waiting times for Universal Credit

I share my constituents concerns about waiting times for Universal Credit. Read more

I sympathise profoundly with anybody who has been affected by cancer and I pay tribute to organisations like Macmillan for the work they do to raise awareness and provide support to sufferers in our constituency and across the country. I believe every NHS patient should receive the world-class quality of care they need.

Support for people after cancer treatment

I sympathise profoundly with anybody who has been affected by cancer and I pay tribute to organisations like Macmillan for the work they do to raise awareness and provide support to sufferers in our... Read more

It is important to appreciate that Bovine TB can have a significant impact on farmers in terms of loss of stock. It is therefore vital this disease is brought under control and that farmers are fairly compensated for any cattle that has to be culled to control the spread of Bovine TB.

Badger culling

It is important to appreciate that Bovine TB can have a significant impact on farmers in terms of loss of stock. It is therefore vital this disease is brought under... Read more

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