News

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.

UK Trade & Investment Strategy

Today I led a parliamentary debate on the UK's Trade & Investment Strategy that was answered by Investment Minister, Graham Stuart MP. Once Hansard is published, I shall post the Minister's reply to some of the issues I raised.

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.