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Latest on Brexit - why I voted as I did

I sent the following reply to those constituents who emailed me about critical votes in the week beginning 25 March, which included a round of so-called indicative votes on alternative options to the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement, and a third vote on the Withdrawal Agreement itself. 

Knife Crime Sentencing Debate

Petition debates occur within parliament when online public petitions reach 100 000 signatures. Our constituency contributed the greatest number of signatures to a petition calling for tougher knife crime sentences.

Article for The Sun on Knife Crime

Following the tragic events in our constituency on 1 March, I was asked to write about knife crime for The Sun. JULIA LOPEZ MP 

Harold Hill stabbing — Jodie Chesney’s murder was so senseless and brutal that it defies any understanding

Update following Harold Hill tragedy

The whole community will share my distress over the utterly senseless loss of a 17 year-old girl from a fatal stabbing in Harold Hill at 9.25pm last night.

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, visits Thames Chase

My team and I arranged for Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP to visit Thames Chase Community Forest in Upminster this morning to see first-hand the fantastic work of local volunteers in restoring London’s lost landscapes and making green spaces accessible to all.

Question to PM on Brexit statement

This afternoon, the Prime Minister made a statement to the House advising MPs that we shall have a further meaningful vote on her Withdrawal Agreement by 12 March.

Visiting the Falklands with the Armed Forces

Ensuring the security of citizens is the first duty of any government, and sending our Armed Forces into battle is one of the most serious things that any parliamentarian may be asked by government to support.