The Streatham constituency contains large parts of Tulse Hill. It is a close-knit community, exemplified by exciting community projects on the Tulse Hill Estate and work of the City Heights E-ACT Academy.
I visited Dilpasand, a great new restaurant on the High Road and one of the few serving Pakistani food in Streatham, to talk about local business, and the challenges of opening a restaurant.
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 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 tabled a series of questions to the Local Government Minister following up on concerns raised by constituents about housing, safety and homelessness.
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 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.
I voted in favour of Stella Creasy’s successful amendment to the Northern Ireland Bill that requires the government to extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland.