I was drawn in the ballot for Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, so I asked Boris Johnson what his Government was doing to provide much needed investment in our school buildings. I love visiting schools across my constituency but too often the facilities are Dickensian with leaky roofs, decades old shower rooms and changing facilities. Our children deserve better.
In my Shadow Ministerial role I met with Stonewall to talk about the work they’re doing to tackle inclusion and ensure all LGBT people feel accepted in all sports. There’s been a lot of progress, but there’s much more still to do.
I hosted a Parliamentary reception for the local charity Nextmeal, an organisation doing really important work helping to signpost homeless people to their nearest hot meal, shelter and support.
I was extremely concerned over the weekend to see the protests outside the bpas clinic in Finsbury Park in my constituency and have raised the matter urgently. Women have an absolute right to access abortion services without harassment or intimidation. In Parliament I have always supported the campaign for buffer zones and will continue to urge the Home Secretary to act now.
I’m also a signatory to this important letter urging the Prime Minister to stop the charter flight to deport 50 people to Jamaica. The Lessons Learned report from the Windrush scandal hasn’t even been published yet, how can this Government be pushing ahead with sending people to Jamaica, many of whom have lived here since they were small children and have families and children in the UK? The flight needs to be stopped and all future charters, until the report has been published and all the recommendations implemented.