My response to Government announcements on youth violence in the wake of the Serious Youth Violence Summit in Downing Street.
Today I resigned my membership of the Labour Party and, from hereon, I will continue to serve the parliamentary constituency of Streatham as an independent MP. I set out below the reasons for this decision which are rooted in my values and principles.
Over 100 MPs have signed a letter urging the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports to provide urgent funding support to the Black Cultural Archives.
Both the current Lambeth Council administration and the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association deserve a huge amount of credit.
I know you will be very concerned about the state of housing blocks in our community, and several of you have already contacted me seeking clarification and reassurance
I passionately believe that our community and our country is better off, safer and stronger in the world with the UK as a member of the EU.
My constituents are clear that they want to see a rigorous judicial style approach adopted by the Inquiry.
On issues such as this, which concern our national security, war and peace, Members of Parliament have to solemnly decide -- as best we can -- what to do.