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Visiting Elm Park Primary

A Friday afternoon visit to Elm Park Primary gave me the chance to see some of the amazing work being done by the school's dynamic teaching team on special educational needs, education technology and behaviour to ensure Elm Park students are resilient, independent and respectful.

Sharing ideas on social mobility at Drapers Brookside

We paid our first visit this morning to Drapers' Brookside Primary School, Harold Hill, to speak to dynamic and inspirational head teacher, Mrs Angela Winch. I had arranged to visit Drapers' Brookside as part of my work to understand the opportunities and challenges facing our local schools, and

Health Secretary commits to looking at St George's bid again

Today in parliament Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, committed to working with me to review the bid for a new health centre on the St George’s Hospital site, Hornchurch, after the project was rejected for capital funding by the NHS earlier this week.

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.

Romford Recorder Column

Policing is a priority issue for constituents, and I have had successive meetings recently with the Police Minister, Home Secretary and Prime Minister herself to raise community safety at the very highest level.

Home Secretary boosts funding to Met

Policing is a priority issue for constituents, and I have had successive meetings recently with the Police Minister, Home Secretary and Prime Minister herself to raise community safety at the very highest level.

Lower Thames Crossing - update from North Ockendon event

My team and I attended the November public consultation event on the Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) at St Mary Magdalene, North Ockendon, and introduced those residents most affected by the new road to the project’s Chief Executive, Tim. 

Teaching Internet Safety at James Oglethorpe Primary

I had the pleasure of joining Parent Zone and Google's Be Internet Legends assembly at James Oglethorpe Primary School this morning as part of their wider campaign to keep children safe online.