I recognise the impact of the pandemic but I believe bus services need to be regular and reliable and these should be a priority for investment.

Buses are a lot cheaper than the train or tube and these are just not affordable alternatives for many. I am keen to promote cycling but this is not an option for many Hackney residents who will continue to rely on the bus.

I will work with Hackney's representative to the London Assembly, Sem Moema, to monitor bus routes and push against the worst changes.

Click the pdf link below to read the reply in full. 

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Parliament
 

COP 26 and climate emergency roundtable
Global leaders are meeting in Glasgow between the 1-12 November to coordinate the urgent next steps we must take to prevent a climate catastrophe. Leaders will also present their nationally determined contributions (each country’s roadmap for cutting their national carbon emissions). It will be the biggest summit our country has ever hosted and one of the most important.

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I've prepared a Thank You NHS video to applaud the hard work of our health and care workers during this pandemic.

Though restrictions have been fully lifted, it's important we still play our part in stopping the spread of COVID. If you haven't yet had your vaccine, please book now.

You can book your vaccine appointment here.

And find out more about the jab from Hackney Council here.

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I’m concerned that parts of Hackney still face issues with slow broadband speeds. I have been working with Openreach and urging it to address this.

In some cases, there are barriers to installing full fibre as a few private building owners are refusing to grant wayleaves (the formal agreement between freeholders and their fibre providers) or are charging high fees for them. I have been pushing for better broadband for Leabank Square residents for some time and I’m pleased that Openreach have now installed full fibre in this area. I will be visiting the site with Openreach soon.

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Are you 18+ and need to receive your first COVID-19 vaccine? 

You can this Saturday at the London Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford at a mass vaccination event.

This is your chance to receive a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine this weekend. See here for further details and to book.

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I pressed the head of the Environment Agency over the sewage overflows that are discharged into the River Lea. It is happening too often - I'll remain on the case. 

See here to watch my questions on this in full.

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So grateful and excited to have had my second vaccine. Quick and painless and one of the best moments in my life.

If you are in groups 1-9 and have hesitated - do book your appointment. It's not too late. It's safe, quick, and vital with the more transmissible variant now spreading. 

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