I made the following speech in a Westminster Hall debate on the persecution of Christians overseas, tabled by Croydon South MP, Chris Philp. The debate was extremely well attended so we were each given only ninety seconds to speak.
The team and I had a wonderful afternoon visiting Langtons Infant and Junior Schools in Hornchurch today, and I was grilled by the Junior School's impressive Learner Council about my life in politics and the issues affecting children in the area.
Havering has had the fastest growing number of children of any London borough over the past few years, and we also have the highest proportion of elderly residents in the capital. Healthcare is therefore high up the list of issues that constituents contact me about.
Not long after I was elected, I was invited to visit food import business, Anzco, at their Harold Wood office to discuss Brexit and trade policy. Anzco exports high quality New Zealand beef and lamb into the UK and employs over 3000 staff worldwide.
We had the pleasure of visiting Corbets Tey School today to speak to the senior leadership team about special educational needs (SEN) provision in Havering and to see the fantastic new extension of the school, provided by an extremely generous local builder.
Today the team and I visited Havering Talking Newspaper, a remarkable Harold Wood charity that for decades has delivered weekly audio rundowns of important borough news to blind or partially sighted residents.