Helping our high streets and local businesses

I am campaigning for:

- a less burdensome system for business rates to ensure high streets can compete with online retailers.

- the retention of key local services to keep our high streets busy.

- the linking of our local Jobcentre to key local employers and skills providers.

News

Raising concerns about Havering's parking charges

In its February budget, Havering Council decided to change its parking policy by removing in Upminster, Hornchurch and Cranham the existing allowance of thirty-minutes’ free parking.

Are you Hornchurch & Upminster's best small shop?

Julia Lopez MP is calling on Hornchurch & Upminster’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in the local community.

New Postal Services in the Constituency

I have been contacted this week by the Royal Mail and Post Office about new postal services coming to the constituency. 

First, the Cambourne Avenue Post Office proposed for Harold Hill. 

Post Office services in Hornchurch

My Conservative Association and I ran a campaign on the proposed closure of the Post Office branch on Hornchurch High Street when the proposal was first mooted by the Post Office in summer 2017.

Visit to the refurbished Sutton Arms

A Havering MP tried her hand at pulling a pint to mark the re-opening of a Hornchurch pub.Hornchurch and Upminster MP Julia Lopez visited The Sutton Arms in Station Lane on Thursday, May 16 following the completion of the pub's £200,000 investment.

Budget Speech

Julia Lopez Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster  3:31 pm, 30th October 2018

The future of high-end manufacturing at Ford Dagenham

This afternoon my team and I visited Ford Dagenham to see their plant, meet the people working on the factory floor and discuss diesel, the future of autonomous vehicles, high tech manufacturing and Brexit.