What I do


Streatham is where I grew up, and is a vibrant, diverse, and growing community. It is tied together by Streatham High Road, an important business hub and Europe’s longest High Street. Streatham has benefited from its diversity with a growing cultural scene including film, food, and arts festivals supported by the inStreatham business improvement district.

I stopped to talk to Yelden about the local economy and business in Streatham in ODAK Computing and Printing in Streatham Hill. A great local business active in the BID and at the heart of our community!

I visited Holy Trinity Primary school to talk to the school council about issues such as youth violence and inequality. Violence is having an impact on kids of all ages in our community.

I signed EDM 2521 condemning the Iranian government for continuing to hold Ms Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in arbitrary detention, and expressing solidarity with the family as they continue their hunger strike.

I met with Claudine Adeyemi, founder of Career Ear, an app which connects young people with professionals to ask career-related questions.

I visited Blackbird Bakery during Streatham Food Festival to talk all things food and business with staff and try for myself some of the fantastic local food available on Streatham High Road.

I visited Wandsworth Oasis, a great local charity and shop which raises money for people living with HIV. They do great work and are a great local business!

I sat down with Year 5s at Streatham Wells school about my role as an MP and to answer their questions after meeting the Headteacher Louise.

This Refugee Week I’ve added my name to Tim Farron MP’s motion to ensure that the UK fulfils our commitment to refugee resettlement and accept more child refugees fleeing violence over the next ten years.

I challenged the Government to make the Prompt Payment Code mandatory for large businesses to help and support SMEs who are worst affected by late payments.

I asked the Government if they will rethink their proposed earnings threshold that will impact on the ability to retain and attract NHS staff.

I chaired a really interesting meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration looking at generational divide and today the impact of technology on isolation and mental health.

I visited Perfect Blend in Streatham Hill to discuss the local economy and health of the High Road with manager Ben. One of our many great small businesses on the High Road.

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