News

Changing Places Awareness Day

Today is Changing Places Awareness Day, which highlights the campaign for fully-accessible Changing Places toilets across the country. 

London City Airport Consultation

Constituents may be aware that London City Airport has recently launched a public consultation on its Draft Master Plan for the 2020-2035 period.

Disability news - adapting homes and offices

This week I was readopted as Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Disability, and the APPG was alerted to a new government consultation on how to reduce the number of people losing their jobs due to ill health. 

Training Scheme launched to find UK's future trade experts

Today International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP, launched the world’s first international trade training scheme to grow the UK’s talent pool of future negotiators, policy makers and HM Trade Commissioners.

New Special Educational Needs places for Nelmes Primary

One of the concerns consistently raised with me by local teachers has been over special needs education (SEND) provision, the pressures that this can place upon school budgets and the speed at which SEND assessments can be undertaken.

Forest Approach wins nursery bid to boost social mobility

I was delighted to receive the news from Children's Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, today that Forest Approach Academy (formerly Dycourts) on Harold Hill has been successful in its application to the School Nurseries Capital Fund. 

Accessible transport

This morning I attended the ‘Accessible Transport for All’ event at the Romford YMCA on Rush Green Road to make people aware of the wide-ranging accessibility that now exists on our public transport system.