Statement on my appointment as Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary

I’m absolutely delighted and honoured to have been appointed by Jo Swinson as the Liberal Democrat’s new Shadow Foreign Secretary, scrutinising the work of Dominic Raab and the Foreign Office. ‪In addition to my responsibilities as the Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary, I will also be leading on the Department for Trade and Department for

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Joining the Liberal Democrats

I've joined the Liberal Democrats because it is at the forefront of a renewed, progressive and internationalist movement in British politics that shares my values.

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Departure from Change UK

I am more optimistic than ever before that we can change the trajectory of our country, taking it in a more progressive direction.

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Resignation from the Labour Party

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.

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Black Cultural Archives’ funding

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.

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The Grenfell Tower fire

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

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