Local News

Health Minister visits Hornchurch to get moving on new health centre

Health Minister, Chris Skidmore MP, visited Barking Community Hospital and the former St George’s Hospital site, Hornchurch, on Friday to talk to me and NHS Commissioners about how to get moving immediately on delivering the new St George’s Health and Wellbeing Centre on Suttons Lane.

Why the new St George's Health and Well Being Hub is so important

Yesterday the good news was confirmed by the Prime Minister that a new £17m, c4000 square metre Health and Well Being Hub will be funded on the former St George's Hospital site. This follows months of intensive campaigning in Westminster by me and my team to get Ministers to think again after an

Youth Violence Update

In June, I hosted a meeting in Harold Hill with key local stakeholders including police, parents, charities, schools and council to discuss how we could all work together to reduce and prevent youth violence. 

A write-up of the meeting can be found by clicking here.

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.

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.

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.