Due to the coronavirus epidemic, we are currently dealing with a higher volume of emails in the office. This means we may not be able to meet our 10-working day turnaround as we are prioritising urgent cases. However, my office phone lines are open Monday – Friday 10am-5pm if you need any assistance.

Hackney Council have created a support hub and I would encourage you to visit their website to find out information on what is being done in the local community.

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Children who receive free school meals often depend on these meals to not go hungry.

Government needs to address this if coronavirus forces schools to shut.

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Would you like to see Prime Minister's Questions live in the chamber of the House of Commons on Wednesday 26 February at midday at Westminster?

If so, please enter the ballot for my ticket allocation, which is now open. If you can attend with a plus one (I have two tickets in total), please enter the ballot by sending your name, postal address (you must be a constituent) and contact information to meghilliermp@parliament.uk 

The deadline for entries is Thursday 20 February.

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I know in Hackney, patients are waiting weeks for a GP appointment. GP shortages are at a crisis point. 

See me challenge the Prime Minister on what he is doing to bring down waiting times now. 

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Every day more than 250 shop workers are attacked and up to September 2019, there have been at least 42,000 violent and abusive attacks on shop workers. This is clearly unacceptable. 

There are now more than 50 types of products that are restricted by law and shop workers are expected to enforce the law. Staff often pay the price by being on the receiving end of violent and abusive behaviour from customers. 

Nobody should face violence at work. The laws on the protections of shop workers need to be strengthend.

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I ran to be Speaker of the House of Commons to highlight the culture of poor management and bullying of staff in Parliament. There are too many staff who are fearful of speaking up.

I will continue to pursue this issue and am grateful to the trade unions and staff for their input.

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I'm proud to support the Alzheimer's Society campaign for urgent action to fix our social care system. 

By 2021, one million people will be living with alzheimers. It is vital they can access the care they need and deserve without facing eye-watering costs.

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Parliament did not stop the PM from negotiating, it simply took off the table an economically ruinous no deal exit. 

See me challenge the PM to concentrate on getting back to the real job at hand: Brexit.

 

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Has the new Prime Minister found a magic money tree?

See me challenge Boris Johnson on how he has promised the Earth but can't tell us how he'll pay for it.

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