Istanbul Convention

I am committed to the ratification of the Convention and voted in favour of the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence Bill at the last reading on the 16th of December.

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Article 50 vote

I have received more than 1000 emails and letters about Brexit over the past few months. Below I have set out why I voted the way I did on this issue.

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The situation in Aleppo

I have been contacted by a number of people regarding the current situation in Aleppo.

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Brexit

This afternoon MP's had the chance to respond to a Ministerial Statement from David Davies, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

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#savefabric

On Tuesday 6 September, Islington Council’s licensing committee meets to discuss the future of the fabriclondon nightclub, which was indefinitely closed last month following the tragic and drug-related deaths of two teenagers.

As the club’s local MP, I have today written to the licensing committee defending Fabric as one of the great cultural institutions in our borough, and expressing my strong view that it must remain open. Here, I want to explain why I want to #savefabric.

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Labour Leadership Election

Below is the text of an email I sent to Labour Party members in my constituency regarding the Leadership election.

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Why I am in favour of remaining in the EU

I wanted to write to share my thoughts on the upcoming EU referendum and to make the case for why I think Britain is much better off in the EU than outside. I have been contacted by a number of my constituents recently who are concerned that the Labour party have been too quiet on this issue so I wanted to make sure it was very clear where the Labour Party and I stand.

 

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The revelations in the Panama Papers and clamping down on Tax Havens

A number of my constituents have contacted me recently about the revelations in the Panama Papers and the serious problems of tax avoidance and tax evasion, particularly within UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

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Academies

A number of my constituents have contacted me recently about the Government’s plans to force all schools to become academies.

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Cuts to Personal Independence Payments

A number of my constituents contacted me recently about the announcement made in the Chancellor's Budget that cuts were going to be made to Personal Independence Payments.

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