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Police and crime update

UPDATE 7 Sep - Further to the article I posted below this week and the correspondence between my office and the British Transport Police, I'm pleased to say we have had further ops at Upminster Station this week.

Chancellor backs campaign to boost Havering Sixth Form funding

Our campaign to increase the per-pupil funding rate for local sixth formers received the backing of Chancellor Sajid Javid this week after a two-year push with Havering Sixth Form College to highlight the importance of post-16 education.

Health Minister visits Hornchurch to get moving on new health centre

Health Minister, Chris Skidmore MP, visited Barking Community Hospital and the former St George’s Hospital site, Hornchurch, on Friday to talk to me and NHS Commissioners about how to get moving immediately on delivering the new St George’s Health and Wellbeing Centre on Suttons Lane.

Why the new St George's Health and Well Being Hub is so important

Yesterday the good news was confirmed by the Prime Minister that a new £17m, c4000 square metre Health and Well Being Hub will be funded on the former St George's Hospital site. This follows months of intensive campaigning in Westminster by me and my team to get Ministers to think again after an

Youth Violence Update

In June, I hosted a meeting in Harold Hill with key local stakeholders including police, parents, charities, schools and council to discuss how we could all work together to reduce and prevent youth violence. 

A write-up of the meeting can be found by clicking here.

Are you Hornchurch & Upminster's best small shop?

Julia Lopez MP is calling on Hornchurch & Upminster’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in the local community.

UK Trade & Investment Strategy

Today I led a parliamentary debate on the UK's Trade & Investment Strategy that was answered by Investment Minister, Graham Stuart MP. Once Hansard is published, I shall post the Minister's reply to some of the issues I raised.