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My speech on the EU Withdrawal Agreement

In the speech below, my second in the debates on the Prime Minister's EU Withdrawal Agreement, I set out why I am unable to support the deal on the table when the vote takes place on 15 January.

Romford Recorder Column

Policing is a priority issue for constituents, and I have had successive meetings recently with the Police Minister, Home Secretary and Prime Minister herself to raise community safety at the very highest level.

Home Secretary boosts funding to Met

Policing is a priority issue for constituents, and I have had successive meetings recently with the Police Minister, Home Secretary and Prime Minister herself to raise community safety at the very highest level.

Lower Thames Crossing - update from North Ockendon event

My team and I attended the November public consultation event on the Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) at St Mary Magdalene, North Ockendon, and introduced those residents most affected by the new road to the project’s Chief Executive, Tim. 

Teaching Internet Safety at James Oglethorpe Primary

I had the pleasure of joining Parent Zone and Google's Be Internet Legends assembly at James Oglethorpe Primary School this morning as part of their wider campaign to keep children safe online.

My speech in the Withdrawal Agreement debates

This is the speech that I made in parliament on the second day of the debates on the Withdrawal Agreement. I was not able to get through the final few paragraphs as a four-minute time limit was placed on speakers and I had to cut it down on the hoof. To watch my contribution, click here 

Daily Telegraph - The PM's deal slithers us into an indefinite limbo

‘Let’s get on with it’, concluded the Prime Minister in a recent letter to MPs selling the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. It is a seductive sentiment, and one which government hopes will persuade exasperated voters and equally weary MPs to unite behind the deal in time for a happy Christmas.

Daily Telegraph - Britain's Future Depends on a Better Settlement

Brexit presents a profound and complex challenge for our country and our politics. Yet seeing parliament reduce it at best to a problem to be mitigated, and at worst an existential threat that needs to be blocked, has been frustrating and dispiriting in equal measure.