Local hospital trust improvements continue

I am pleased to report that today, our local hospital trust, Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS, has hit the national standard of 92% patients waiting less than eighteen weeks from referral to treatment.

Romford Recorder Column

An MP’s first ever contribution to a parliamentary debate is known as their maiden speech. Some MPs choose to make their maiden as soon as possible, others are more tentative – I am told someone from a previous intake took nine months to make their speaking debut!

The Future Shape of the Armed Forces

I made the following intervention in a debate in Westminster Hall this afternoon on the future shape of the Armed Forces, tabled by former soldier and new MP for Aldershot, Leo Docherty.

Motorcycle & Moped Crime - Update from the Met

I have posted a couple of times (here and here) on my website about the recent spate of motorcycle crimes in our constituency, detailing some of the work I have been doing on the issue in conjunction with Council Leader, Cllr Roger Ramsey and London Assembly Member, Keith Prince, who is elected t

Taxi Trade - Westminster Hall debate

Yesterday I contributed to a debate tabled by Ilford North MP, Wes Streeting, about the taxi trade. Unfortunately I was unable to stay for the whole debate as I had a meeting with the Speaker, however I made the intervention below about safety and regulatory problems related to rickshaws.

Motorcycle and pedal cycle crime

In light of the concerns residents have about a spate of motorcycle crimes, particularly in Hornchurch, I asked the Leader of the House of Commons whether we might have a debate on whether police have all the powers they need to tackle such crime.

Scotts Primary reaches out to the world

In my maiden speech this week, I called upon the UK to reach out beyond our borders in an ambitious and optimistic way as we leave the European Union. But it seems Scotts Primary in Hornchurch is already on the case!