Securing Orkambi drug for constituents with Cystic Fibrosis

A number of constituents have written to me about accessing the Orkambi drug because they or a loved one have cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine.

Working to improve local autism services

Autism is an issue that is raised with me time and again by local parents, whether that is in relation to speech and language therapy, the need for better early years support or problems in finding work for young adults.

Bernard Jenkin shares political insights on Upminster visit

With Brexit negotiations entering a critical phase, there are still plenty of questions over the likely character of our future relationship with the EU and I wanted to give residents an opportunity to raise any concerns about the negotiation process at a high level.

Future trade remedies after the UK leaves the EU

I made the following contribution to a debate on our future Trade Remedies Authority, tabled by Jack Brereton MP.

Julia Lopez Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster  5:03 pm, 17th April 2018

Fly Tipping Debate

I made the following contribution to a Westminster Hall debate on fly-tipping:

Julia Lopez Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster  10:17 am, 17th April 2018

I thank my hon. Friend Neil Parish for providing us with the chance to discuss a hugely frustrating issue.

Skilling-up at the STC Group

This morning the team and I visited the STC Group's Harold Wood training centre to hear how they are training the local workforce in construction, decorating and tiling for upcoming housing projects. 

Down on the Farm at Mead Primary

This morning the team and I had the pleasure of visiting the new school farm at Mead Primary, Harold Hill, and talking to some of the pupils there about what they learn from caring for the farm animals.

Police meeting in Upminster

Over the past fortnight I have been contacted by a number of constituents in Upminster and Cranham who have concerns about crime levels in Upminster, particularly thefts and muggings around the shopping area, park and station.