Health update - St George's and Queen's

Back in March, it was announced that NHS Property had sold the former St George’s Hospital site in Hornchurch to developer, Bellway, for more than £40 million.

Building links with Harold Wood's faith community

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting Reverend Vida Foday, who has pastoral responsibility for the Harold Wood Methodist Church as well as churches in Gidea Park and South Ockendon. 

New prefect team impresses at Hall Mead

Hall Mead recently chose its new cohort of school prefects, and I was glad to meet the team of exceptional pupils on a visit to the school this morning. I had arranged to visit Hall Mead as part of my aim to understand the opportunities and challenges facing our local schools, and to offer help i

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. 

Inspirational afternoon with Langtons' Learner Council

The team and I had a wonderful afternoon visiting Langtons Infant and Junior Schools in Hornchurch today, and I was grilled by the Junior School's impressive Learner Council about my life in politics and the issues affecting children in the area.

Tapestry unlocks social care challenge

Havering has had the fastest growing number of children of any London borough over the past few years, and we also have the highest proportion of elderly residents in the capital. Healthcare is therefore high up the list of issues that constituents contact me about.

Harold Wood firm helps International Trade Committee

Not long after I was elected, I was invited to visit food import business, Anzco, at their Harold Wood office to discuss Brexit and trade policy. Anzco exports high quality New Zealand beef and lamb into the UK and employs over 3000 staff worldwide. 

Romford Recorder column -

At 10pm last Thursday night, council candidates of all colours laid down their leaflets and awaited the verdict of Havering residents on who would be running their borough for the next four years.

New block at Corbets Tey thanks to generous local

We had the pleasure of visiting Corbets Tey School today to speak to the senior leadership team about special educational needs (SEN) provision in Havering and to see the fantastic new extension of the school, provided by an extremely generous local builder.