Speeches in Parliament

Knife Crime

I made the following contribution to a Westminster Hall debate tabled by Leyton & Wanstead MP, John Cryer, on knife crime.

Julia Lopez (Hornchurch and Upminster) (Con)

My speech on the EU Withdrawal Agreement

In the speech below, my second in the debates on the Prime Minister's EU Withdrawal Agreement, I set out why I am unable to support the deal on the table when the vote takes place on 15 January.

My speech in the Withdrawal Agreement debates

This is the speech that I made in parliament on the second day of the debates on the Withdrawal Agreement. I was not able to get through the final few paragraphs as a four-minute time limit was placed on speakers and I had to cut it down on the hoof. To watch my contribution, click here 

Budget Speech

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

Global Britain and the International Rules-based Order

I made the following contribution to a debate on Global Britain that had been tabled by Tom Tugendhat MP, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. 

Julia Lopez Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster  4:11 pm, 6th September 2018

Asking about Isla at PMQs

Some of the trickiest problems we come across relate to getting hold of expensive experimental or relatively new treatments for constituents with rare diseases or illnesses where drug effectiveness has not yet been fully proven.

The persecution of Christians overseas

I made the following speech in a Westminster Hall debate on the persecution of Christians overseas, tabled by Croydon South MP, Chris Philp. The debate was extremely well attended so we were each given only ninety seconds to speak. 

Securing Orkambi drug for constituents with Cystic Fibrosis

A number of constituents have written to me about accessing the Orkambi drug because they or a loved one have cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine.