Please note Parliament has now been dissolved and a General Election has been called. This will take place on Thursday 7th May 2015.

This means that I am no longer, officially, the MP for Barking and the heart of Dagenham but I will be fighting for re-election.

During the campaign I will continue to respond to people who get in touch and will try to help if I can, particularly if you require urgent help. However I will be restricted in what I can do due to strict election rules.

If I am already dealing with your case and there are any developments, then I will let you know.

If I am re-elected I will get a normal service up and running as quickly as I can in May.

If you wish to get in touch then please email: or call: 0208 594 1333.