This afternoon I met the Lower Thames Crossing team to discuss the ten-week consultation into their latest proposals. I am keen to hear constituents' views on the crossing, specifically what kinds of measures they would like to see to mitigate any negative impact on our constituency.
This afternoon my team and I visited Ford Dagenham to see their plant, meet the people working on the factory floor and discuss diesel, the future of autonomous vehicles, high tech manufacturing and Brexit.
This morning the team and I had the pleasure of visiting Hacton Primary in Hornchurch and talking to some of the pupils there about their work on the First and Second World Wars. The students read remarkable poetry to me and showed me pictures of spitfires they had drawn.
Tonight I welcomed the Harold Wood branch of the Women's Institute to parliament as part of their packed social and community calendar. We had the chance first to talk about the WI's work in the community and my role as the branch's local MP, before taking a tour of parliament.
More Havering homes of all tenures could be on the way after the Prime Minister announced the scrapping of the cap on local council Housing Revenue Accounts in her speech to Conservative Party Conference.
Our military personnel are often asked to make huge sacrifices in the service of our country, and as an MP I may be required to make critical decisions that will affect them. Meanwhile, it is the first duty of the state to ensure the protection of its citizens.