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

Sanctions have been causing too much hardship for far too long, says Emily
Responding to today’s publication of DWP statistics on hardship payments, Emily said: “Three years ago, the Tories introduced a much harsher sanctions regime. Communities have seen the impact of this, as it has added to the number of people relying...

Emily on proposed cuts to Universal Credit
Following sustained pressure from Labour, the Government has finally agreed to allow a Parliamentary debate on proposed cuts to Universal Credit. Here's Emily's statement:  

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Back to work support has failed the people who need it most
It ought to be one of the most fundamental principles of our safety net that nobody with a health condition or disability which makes it harder for them to work should be forced to take a job before they are...

Welfare reform and why single mums should be worried
The whirlwind passage of the Government’s Welfare Reform and Work Bill continues this week, its feet momentarily touching the ground in the House of Lords.