What I do

Brixton

The Streatham constituency contains the southern part of Brixton. It has a longstanding reputation as a vibrant cultural and creative hub, and has also seen significant transformation and investment. Windrush Square is named after the Windrush generation – who settled in Brixton after arriving in the UK as it had the labour exchange which was closest to the accommodation provided to migrants in Clapham – and is home of the Black Cultural Archives.

Visiting Creative Soul, an arts and design shop on Streatham High Road to discuss business, the local economy and the art and creative scene in Streatham that supply them.

I visited the Roupell Park estate in Brixton Hill to talk to residents about issues on the estate and to hear their views on local and national issues.

I wrote to the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid calling on him to back our call for significant investment in public services, skills, infrastructure and adopt a full industrial strategy.

I attended the March for Change with Remain activists and Liberal Democrat members to call for a People’s Vote and to stop Brexit.

I knocked on doors on Cavendish Road to talk to residents about local issues. Two local school children gave me one of their posters raising awareness of climate change!

I visited Sudbourne School to talk to students and the school council about politics, Brexit and their aspirations for the future on the last day of term.

I voted in favour of Hilary Benn’s amendment to the Northern Ireland bill to prevent a future Tory Prime Minister from suspending Parliament to force through a No Deal Brexit.

I raised the issue of the new mandatory two-factor authentication rules for online purchases from September with the Business Minister and warned of the major disruption to online retail unprepared for the changes.

I knocked on doors in the Sackville estate to talk about local issues like crime and local community developments, as well as hearing views on Brexit and national politics from residents.

I talked to residents in Blenheim Gardens about issues on the estate, their views on national issues like Brexit and the Conservative leadership, and to take on their casework.

I signed EDM 2511 calling on government to ensure that free menstrual products offered in schools aimed to tackle period poverty are eco-friendly and do not include single use plastics.

I attended an event by Demos and Opinium polling to discuss the progressive centre, Brexit, and how to deal with rising hate crime in our society.

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