Government launches Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme

We are pleased to share with you, at the bottom of this page, a letter from the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP, announcing the launch of an Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme (ITLS) which will provide improved transport experience for disabled passengers by promoting inclusive design and hi

Our first Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair

On 19 February, Hornchurch & Upminster MP, Julia Lopez, hosted a Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, in partnership with the Jobcentre Plus, to bring together a huge range of employers from across Havering.

IR35 Review

Julia recently called for constituents who wished to comment on the IR35 review announced by the Government to write to her directly so that their comments may be provided to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP.

IR35 Review

A number of constituents have raised concerns with Julia Lopez MP, at the potential impact of IR35 ‘Off-Payroll’ rule changes when applied to the private sector.

Thank you from Julia

I want to thank the voters of Hornchurch & Upminster for returning me to office with such a terrific mandate. I am especially grateful for the understanding shown me during the campaign as a new mum - our little girl was born just eight days before the election was called!

Vital cystic fibrosis drugs made available

Earlier this morning, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, announced that the Government had secured an agreement with Vertex Pharmaceuticals to make available all three of their UK-licenced cystic fibrosis medicines; Orkambi, Symkevi and Kalydeco.

Brexit Update - 'Super Saturday' Votes

Julia Lopez MP sent the following reply to those constituents who emailed her about critical votes during the Saturday sitting of the House of Commons on 19 October 2019. 

18 October 2019

Dear Resident,

Latest Romford Recorder Column

In mid-September we hosted our first-ever Older People's Fair at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, to bring together a huge range of support groups from across Havering.

Article for The Sun on Knife Crime

Following the tragic events in our constituency on 1 March, I was asked to write about knife crime for The Sun. JULIA LOPEZ MP 

Harold Hill stabbing — Jodie Chesney’s murder was so senseless and brutal that it defies any understanding

Grenfell Tower

The Grenfell Tower fire is one of the most heartbreaking and devastating incidents I think any of us has ever seen in this country, and frankly it is hard to articulate and express the sense of sadness and anger we all feel at what has happened to too many families living there.