What I do

Balham

The Streatham constituency contains significant residential areas of Balham. It has been a centre of the Polish community in London since World War II, but also has significant Irish, Portuguese, Somali, Brazilian and Pakistani communities.

I met Rachael Clarke from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service to talk about a proposed buffer zone around the clinic on Leigham Court Road. Residents strongly favour a buffer zone.

I received a tree from the Reforest the Earth campaign who are promoting their tree planting campaign to highlight the threat to our environment from deforestation an carbon emissions.

I have signed Early Day Motion 2296, calling on the Government to enact special measures to provide compensation to WASPI women who have lost their pensions from the age of 60.

I asked the Foreign Office Minister to ensure that the UK Government presses on Iran the consequences for the continued detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

I have signed the More United pledge to avoid language and behaviour that invites hatred, violence or disrespect, as part of the More In Common campaign.

I spoke in the debate on the Domestic Abuse Bill in the Commons calling on the government to ensure that specialist support services are sustainably funded, and not expected to go through competitive tendering.

In light of events in Hong Kong, I asked the Foreign Secretary to ensure that the training UK agencies provide to Hong Kong law enforcement authorities does not contribute to human rights abuses.

I have written to the Secretary of State raising the concerns of my constituents about the treatment of cricketer Ben Stokes and his family in the press and calling for Leveson reforms on press regulation to be brought forward.

I spoke in the Commons asking the Government to use its leverage to try to persuade the United States to return as a signatory to the Iran deal and ensure Saudi Arabia follows international law.

I have written to Lambeth Council, calling on them to improve their assistance to SEN students after several constituents have reported instances of their children not getting the support they need.

I joined the guys at Healthier Without, a new zero-waste shop selling healthy, organic and wholefood products on Streatham High Road. Give them a visit!

I caught up with the team at the Streatham Space Project to hear about their program of events and the local creative scene in Streatham.

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