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Policing is a priority issue for constituents, and I have had successive meetings recently with the Police Minister, Home Secretary and Prime Minister herself to raise community safety at the very highest level.

Home Secretary boosts funding to Met

Policing is a priority issue for constituents, and I have had successive meetings recently with the Police Minister, Home Secretary and Prime Minister herself to raise community safety at the very highest level.

Lower Thames Crossing - update from North Ockendon event

My team and I attended the November public consultation event on the Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) at St Mary Magdalene, North Ockendon, and introduced those residents most affected by the new road to the project’s Chief Executive, Tim. 

Policing update - Meeting with Home Secretary, Sajid Javid

I know that a number of constituents are concerned about pressures on the police following recent street crime in our constituency. I wanted to make you aware of some of the ways in which I am acting upon those concerns in my work as a parliamentarian.

St Joseph's Youth Club come to Parliament

Today I met Rose and James from St Joseph's Youth Club, Upminster, as part of an event to celebrate and highlight the work of the National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs.

Lower Thames Crossing consultation now open

This afternoon I met the Lower Thames Crossing team to discuss the ten-week consultation into their latest proposals. I am keen to hear constituents' views on the crossing, specifically what kinds of measures they would like to see to mitigate any negative impact on our constituency.

Promise of more local homes as council cap scrapped

More Havering homes of all tenures could be on the way after the Prime Minister announced the scrapping of the cap on local council Housing Revenue Accounts in her speech to Conservative Party Conference.

Gallows Corner shortlisted for major cash boost

Today Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, announced that Gallows Corner has been shortlisted as one of five potential improvement schemes in the government’s Major Road Network programme.