It has been a tremendous honour and privilege to have served the Borough for 20 years today. Coming up to this anniversary I have been reflecting on my time as your Member of Parliament here are just 20 of my greatest achievements.
Beating the BNP
In 2010, we sent a resounding message to the BNP that their politics of hatred and division have no place in Barking and Dagenham or in British democracy. The level of migration into the Borough has brought with it many challenges. But our community has chosen to face those challenges together, in a spirit of fairness and decency.