Thanks to my friend and Labour colleague Andy Slaughter MP for securing a debate today on the lower take-up of the Covid-19 vaccine in London. Here’s a copy of my speech:
“I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Hammersmith (Andy Slaughter) for securing this debate. What we are seeing is a tale of two cities, but within one constituency in my case. We know from the excellent work of Professor Marmot that the decade of neglecting to address health inequalities, which are writ large under the covid pandemic, is really showing itself in the vaccination strategy.