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Annual Christmas Card Competition

  This year marked the 13th year of my annual Christmas Card Competition, the biggest of its kind in Parliament.  I had a staggering 6,154 entries from 18 primary schools across the Borough. Every year I am amazed by how talented children in Barking and Dagenham are. In fact judging the competition was so difficult this year that I added an extra runner-up […]

Supporting Barking Foodbank

Many residents will know that I am the proud Patron of Barking Foodbank. Over the years I have spent a lot of time working with and supporting the Foodbank. I was delighted to attend the opening of the New Hope Family Centre. This is new home of the expanded Foodbank. The new Centre has a […]

Monthly update

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Improving transport provision in the Borough

We all know that people in Barking and Dagenham get a raw deal when it comes to transport. It is one of the issues that come up time and again at my regular coffee afternoons. In particular residents are rightly frustrated about infrequent and overcrowded buses, the difficulty they have getting to Queen’s hospital, and […]

Real Recall Bill

My postbag has been full of letters from constituents asking me to support the ‘real’ recall bill. I fully believe that the power to recall should lay in the hands of voters. I have signed my name to Zac Goldsmith’s amendments and will tonight be voting for this bill. You can read my full thoughts […]

Cancer Services in Barking and Dagenham

I have been on a mission to improve cancer services in the Borough. Last month I wrote to the Chief Executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital demanding that action is taken to improve the startlingly low cancer survival rates across Barking and Dagenham. Residents will know that I have always had my concerns […]

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Speaking at the function

Speaking at the function, Nadda informed that the Government has made case notification mandatory. High proportion, almost 92% of TB patients with HIV has been put on antiretroviral therapy, Nadda added. The Health Minister further stated that the government has rolled out more than 500 CBNAAT machines in one year, offering rapid quality diagnostics, linking […]

Fighting Barclays Faircross Parade Branch Closure

I am extremely disappointed that Barclays have ignored calls from the local community to stop the closure of their Faircross Parade Branch. I have spoken to residents who rely on this bank who are concerned about the impact this closure will have on them. Those residents without access to the internet will have to travel […]

Better Buses for the Thames Residents

I am delighted that I have successfully persuaded Transport for London  to increase capacity on the EL1 and EL2 buses which serve Thames residents. Many residents will remember that a few months ago I met with Leon Daniels, Managing Director for Surface Transport at Transport For London urging him to increase the number of buses. Fr0m […]