Support for tourism and hospitality businesses

Earlier today, the Chancellor announced a much-needed boost for tourism and hospitality businesses in Hornchurch & Upminster, as part of his Summer Economic Update to kickstart the economy post-coronavirus.

Emergency funds for the arts

Earlier this week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, and the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden MP, announced that the Government is providing an emergency funding package, worth £1.57bn, to support cultural, arts and heritage institutions, whic

New Cystic Fibrosis treatment to be made available

Since my election in 2017, I have been pleased to campaign alongside cystic fibrosis patients, their families and parliamentary colleagues on a cross-party basis for access to the very best cystic fibrosis drugs and therapies.

Local schools get building improvement cash

Eight primary and secondary schools across Hornchurch & Upminster are to get vital buildings upgrades after the Education Secretary announced today the latest batch of successful bids for the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). 

Update on the use of the Palms Hotel, A127


Yesterday I wrote to constituents, councillors and other important local stakeholders following reports that the Palms Hotel on the A127 might be used to house asylum seekers by the Home Office. You can read that correspondence here.

Home Office plans for Palms Hotel site, A127

I have received a high number of emails over the weekend about the Palms Hotel on the A127 following reports that this vacant premises might be used to house asylum seekers by the Home Office.

Column for Vision Hornchurch

The seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic has demanded equally serious interventions by our government to support communities like ours.


Public Monuments and our Collective Heritage

We have received much correspondence this week in relation to the Government's position on the removal of statues. Those constituents who have written to Julia will be aware of her comments on the matter and, in an earlier article, Julia placed a copy of them on this website here.

Face coverings on public transport

Team Lopez: As the Government continues to ease lockdown restrictions, with greater freedoms to meet socially with friends and family and shops reopening on Monday June, many constituents will be aware that, from 15 June, all passengers using public transport in England will be required to wear f