Homes should be homes – not speculative investment opportunities for finance vehicles or absentee landlords who have no interest in it being a home. 

The Government needs to step up and fix the housing market.

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I restarted my Hackney doorstep surgeries this week where inadequate and overcrowded housing continues to dominate as a top issue. I’ll keep pressing the Government to build more decent and properly affordable homes.

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Thank you Sustainable Hackney for an interesting discussion with lots of expert insight.

I'll keep pressing the Government to spell out the detail behind the path to Net Zero.

 

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If levelling up means anything, it should not mean levelling down or keeping people in Hackney squeezed into inappropriate and overcrowded accommodation.

See me press the Prime Minister to build more good-quality, properly affordable housing in Hackney and in London. 

See my full speech here.

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The Government set out its legislative agenda in the Queen's Speech this week. I spoke in the debate that followed and challenged the Government for, again, failing to fix the long-term issues it keeps avoiding. 

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Two COVID-19 variants of concern (one first identified in India and the other first identified in South Africa) have been found in parts of Shoreditch and Dalston. 

If you live or work in these parts and are over the age of 16, please get a COVID-19 PCR test even if you do not have any symptoms.

The affected areas are parts of Shoreditch (around Old Street and Great Eastern Street) and parts of Dalston town centre, (around Dalston Lane and Kingsland High Street). Find out if you live in an affected area by clicking here.  

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The Government needs a coherent approach to ID cards – not just an approach that stops the poorest from voting.

See my full speech on this here.

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The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the membership organisation for nurses and midwives, has extended the deadline for the RCN Nursing Awards 2021.

The RCN Nursing Awards 2021 are your chance to help a nurse, midwife, health visitor, or nursing support worker get the recognition he/she deserves. 

You now have until the 24 May to nominate someone for the Patient's Choice award. Nominate here and see here for further details.

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