South Essex MPs survey C2C passengers

South Essex MPs along the C2C line have got together to conduct a survey of C2C passengers in our constituencies. This morning my team and I began handing out surveys to commuters arriving at Upminster station and we will be out again soon. 

Asking about Isla at PMQs

Some of the trickiest problems we come across relate to getting hold of expensive experimental or relatively new treatments for constituents with rare diseases or illnesses where drug effectiveness has not yet been fully proven.

Latest updates on Ardleigh Green Bridge works

I have just received this update from TfL about the Ardleigh Green Bridge road works on the A127. In good news, the latest demolition works were successful, meaning that the second planned weekend closure of the road and rail will not need to go ahead at the end of June. 

Local homes built by local people

During the next ten years Havering Council is planning to build around 3,500 new homes for local people at affordable rents, low-cost home ownership and private sale, in one of the most ambitious local authority home building programmes in the country.

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