About Emily

Emily lives in Islington with her husband and three children, having moved here over 20 years ago. She was elected Member of Parliament for Islington South & Finsbury in the 2005 General Election, and was re-elected in 2015 with a majority of 12,708.

Latest News Posts

Emily takes on MoD over Trident costs
Read the story here.

Soldiers' pay rises capped again
Read the Telegraph coverage here.

Latest Blog Posts

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How George Osborne Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Universal Credit
Remember Universal Credit? You know, “the most radical overhaul of our welfare system since its inception”? The “once in a generation reform” that was going to “improve the lives of millions”?

Is the demise of this failed programme austerity’s silver lining?
“Help to Work” always felt like a singularly inappropriate name for a scheme which had the express intention of “stepping up the pressure” on the long-term unemployed, rather than actually helping them into work.