I have over 25 schools in my constituency and make a point of visiting one of them almost every week. During a particularly moving visit to one of our primary schools last month, a group of around fifteen seven to 11 year-olds told me how the violence affects them.
Young people from Streatham are being used to traffic drugs to other parts of Britain. Behind much of the violence we see lies illegal drug markets with all the tragedy, death and destruction that brings.
My response to Government announcements on youth violence in the wake of the Serious Youth Violence Summit in Downing Street.
Both the current Lambeth Council administration and the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association deserve a huge amount of credit.
This label and the imagery it provokes is increasingly inaccurate – and the root causes of youth violence are very different to what we might intuitively believe
The Tory party are more consumed with haggling over who their next leader will be than with the lives and concerns of most families and communities.
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
My constituents are clear that they want to see a rigorous judicial style approach adopted by the Inquiry.
The practice of FGM is a monstrous act and we must challenge it wherever we find it.
Serious youth violence is on the increase. Enough is enough.