Cuts to policing are hitting Hackney hard. I recently challenged the Minister for Police about the ineffective funding formula for policing. The Home Office fails to systematically assess the financial sustainability of policing in England. Government needs to get a grip and understand the impact cuts to funding are having locally.

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Many residents have contacted me to express their concern over the changes to bus routes in Hackney. I have raised these issues directly with TfL and they have asked me to provide more information on when, and in which direction, delays have occurred so they can investigate these incidents.

If you’ve had a bad experience with the number 30 bus since the withdrawal of the 277 bus route, or any other bus route, then please contact my office via meghilliermp@parliament.uk or using the ‘Contact’ tab on this website.

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Hackney hosts one of the most vibrant and emerging technology hubs in London. However, many businesses and households that rely heavily on broadband connections are still facing below- average broadband speed.

Last week I urged the Government to ensure that more will be done to deliver superfast broadband in Hackney.

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Last week I asked the Prime Minister what her message was to parents whose children’s schools were cutting short the school week due to funding pressures.

Schools within Hackney and across the country are facing no other option but to reduce schooling hours due to a lack of financial resources. This is not acceptable and the Government needs to ensure that this does not become the norm.

 

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The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry on leasehold reform.

This is an issue that is currently affecting a number of my constituents, so I am pleased to hear that the Committee has taken up these concerns.

If you have been affected, or have an interest in this issue, you can make a written submission via the following link.

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I recently received an email from a former work experience student, who spent time in my office in October 2017. She informed me that her experience increased her confidence and encouraged her to embrace new opportunities. She shared the fantastic news that she has been selected to represent London at the International Congress of Youth Voices in San Francisco this summer.   

It’s wonderful to see Hackney being represented by young and talented individuals, and I look forward to hearing of her future success in the coming years.

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