My week began on Monday with moving testimony from a Holocaust survivor at Holocaust Memorial Day. It was a timely reminder that we must stand up to anti-Semitism wherever we see it.

This week I also challenged the Prime Minister over the GP shortages crisis and the health minister over delays in the breast cancer screening programme.

I was also confirmed as the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee. I’m looking forward to taking up the reins again and challenging the Government over how it spends your money.

See me discuss this and more in my new weekly round-up.

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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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This week:

- The Withdrawal Agreement Bill passed through Parliament and became law

- The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government agreed to meet with me in February to discuss unsafe cladding in Hackney

 - I put my hat in the ring to be Chair of the Public Accounts Committee

 

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I will be voting against the Queen's Speech because:

❌ It doesn’t act with the urgency the climate emergency demands]

❌ It lowers food safety standards

❌ It fails to properly fund the NHS

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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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The bedroom tax policy does not work.

On one estate, the Wenlock Barn estate in Hoxton, 74 families are hit by this policy and they do not have an option to move to a different property.

If the Prime Minister was serious about his desire to be a one nation Conservative, it is a policy that he should abolish right now.

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Today I voted against the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which:

❌Weakens workers’ rights, consumer and environmental protections
❌ Scraps legal protections for refugee children
❌ Paves the way for a no deal Brexit.

This is what the Tories can do when they have a big majority.

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