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!

A12 to get government cash!

Today the government announced a £6.1 billion programme of road improvements as part of a £23bn upgrade to England's road network.

Visiting Ardleigh Green works

TfL recently announced that the works to the Ardleigh Green bridge will now be delayed by fifteen months.

It is incredibly frustrating that the works will be subject to yet more delay, with all the congestion and disruption that this entails for local residents and businesses.

Motorcycle crime concerns

A number of residents have written to me this week to express their alarm at reports of increasing crime and anti-social behaviour perpetrated by people on bikes and mopeds, particularly in Hornchurch.

Broadford Primary School wins top TES awards!

I was absolutely delighted to hear that Broadford Primary School in Harold Hill has won the Primary School of the Year and Overall School of the Year awards at the annual Times Educational Supplement's (Tes) School Awards contest on Friday night.

Celebrating Armed Forces Day

Last weekend I celebrated and commemorated the duty, dedication and sacrifices of our military personnel - past and present - for Armed Forces Day.