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

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. 

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.