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.


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.

Travellers at the Morris Dancer pub

Following receipt of constituents’ emails about the arrival of a group of travellers at the former Morris Dancer pub, I contacted both the Chief Executive of Havering Council and the Borough Police Commander, Jason Gwillim, to ask what could be done to assuage residents’ concerns and to move the

South Essex MPs survey C2C passengers

South Essex MPs along the C2C line have got together to conduct a survey of C2C passengers in our constituencies. This morning my team and I began handing out surveys to commuters arriving at Upminster station and we will be out again soon.