Better transport, safer communities and a greener environment

I am campaigning for:

- a more responsive, better funded police service with a presence across our borough.

- an improved road network including a long-term solution to Gallows Corner, less congestion at the Dartford Crossing, better road surfacing.

- a transport system that is more accessible to disabled and elderly residents, including a campaign for more lifts at our stations.

- regenerated housing estates with new homes of all tenures so that local families can stay close to one another.

- investment in local green spaces as compensation for the Lower Thames Crossing.

News

Police Meeting in Upminster

I organised a police meeting in Upminster's baptist church last year to respond to residents' concerns about community safety and encourage better dialogue between police and residents.

Knife Crime Sentencing Debate

Petition debates occur within parliament when online public petitions reach 100 000 signatures. Our constituency contributed the greatest number of signatures to a petition calling for tougher knife crime sentences.

Update following Harold Hill tragedy

The whole community will share my distress over the utterly senseless loss of a 17 year-old girl from a fatal stabbing in Harold Hill at 9.25pm last night.

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, visits Thames Chase

My team and I arranged for Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP to visit Thames Chase Community Forest in Upminster this morning to see first-hand the fantastic work of local volunteers in restoring London’s lost landscapes and making green spaces accessible to all.

Police meeting with Commander Jason Gwillim

We know residents have a range of concerns about crime and community safety in the constituency and we have been trying to organise a meeting between key stakeholders in the borough at the Town Hall to ensure we have a joined-up strategy for tackling crime.

Knife Crime

I made the following contribution to a Westminster Hall debate tabled by Leyton & Wanstead MP, John Cryer, on knife crime.

Julia Lopez (Hornchurch and Upminster) (Con)

Romford Recorder Column

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.