It’s been a busy week back in Westminster. For an update on Brexit and more, see my weekly round-up.
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.
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.
Thank you Hackney South and Shoreditch for re-electing me.
Now, more than ever, Hackney needs a strong Labour voice to stand up for:
- Those in poor-quality housing
- Our under-funded schools and public services
- Stopping a No Deal Brexit for Hackney businesses
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.
December 12th is our chance to elect a truly transformational Labour Government.
See me discuss why only Labour will give the public a final say on Brexit, invest properly in our public services, and put the climate emergency top of the agenda.
The PM is up to his tricks again. He is trying to bounce Parliament into passing his Brexit deal without proper scrutiny. Scrutinising Brexit cannot and should not be done on the fly.
See me discuss this as well as HMRC’s mishandling of tax credits. Also in an upcoming session the Public Accounts Committee will be challenging government officials over Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) funding so please let me know if you have any experiences you’d like to share.