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Hackney 1000

I joined Hackney Quest and local communities on Well Street Common to travel a collective 1000km.

EU citizens must apply for status

In a House of Commons statement, the Prime Minister set out her policy on EU citizens, confirming that all three million must apply for status if they want to stay in the country.

Emergency services communications

The tragic incidents of the past few months highlight the vital importance of our emergency services being able to communicate effectively.

Queen's Speech 2017

Speaking in response to the Queen’s Speech I raised my concerns around education cuts, Brexit and housing.

Health accounts must not be delayed...again

Last year the Department of Health published their accounts the day before Parliament rose, giving MPs no time to scrutinise them. I have written to the Health Secretary to ensure this does not happen this year.

Fire safety in Hackney's private blocks

I have written to the Mayor of Hackney about the safety of private blocks.

Evergreen Play Association

Inspiring visit to valuable community service proving free supervised play for 5-15 year olds.

Education cuts must be stopped

My letter to Justine Greening asking her to reconsider proposed education cuts.

I will continue to fight for Hackney

This campaign has shown that people in Hackney have had enough of austerity. They’ve responded to the hope in Labour’s offer to the people of Britain.

Protecting the Public’s Money 2016/17

My second annual report examining the work of the Public Accounts Committee, covering topics such as the NHS, tax, devolution, transparency and accountability.

Cancer Drugs Fund

Report today on poor monitoring of outcomes of cancer drugs fund echoes Public Accounts Committee report last year. A tragedy that this opportunity was missed.

Free Schools

The Government are spending billions rushing to fund new free schools whilst existing schools struggle with routine maintenance. This is not a long-term sustainable approach to our children’s education.

£1.5bn lost tax from online VAT fraud

Billions in lost tax which could be spent on health, education and other vital services.

Garden Bridge should be scrapped, review finds

The independent Garden Bridge project review has concluded.

Concentrix contract

Government must learn from catastrophic failure of tax credits contract.

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