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#6 Refurbishment of Barking Park

 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 and over the next 20 days I will be sharing with you 20 of my greatest highlights.  Refurbishment of Barking Park […]

#5 Opening Starting Point

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 and over the next 20 days I will be sharing with you 20 of my greatest highlights. Voluntary Organisations are at […]

#4 Christmas Card Competition

 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 and over the next 20 days I will be sharing with you 20 of my greatest highlights.   Christmas card competition […]

#3 Opening Queens hospital

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 and over the next 20 days I will be sharing with you 20 of my greatest highlights. #3      Opening […]

#2 Getting babies born in the Borough again

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 and over the next 20 days I will be sharing with you 20 of my greatest highlights.   Getting babies born […]

#1 Securing extra funding for health services in the Borough

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 and over the next 20 days I will be sharing with you 20 of my greatest highlights.   When I first […]

20 Years as your MP

   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 for the next 20 days I will be sharing with you 20 of my greatest highlights.

Queen’s Speech- Fighting for the needs of the Borough

    Last week the Government set out in the Queen’s Speech its programme for the coming year. In the debate that followed I expressed my anger and frustration that once again the needs of Barking and Dagenham have been overlooked. Our needs are great. During my 20 years as your Member of Parliament, we […]

Delivering better bus services for Barking

I am pleased to have secured fresh commitments from Transport for London on improving bus services in the Borough. Last week I lobbied Leon Daniels, Managing Director, Surface Transport, for an increase in the number of buses on the EL1 and EL2 routes which serve residents on the Thames View Estate. Many of you on […]

we can get our heads around

If we can get our heads around creating economies of scale for plastic waste, with the help of the companies that are involved in distributing the material in the first place, all kinds of positive results will happen. This means creating bring back programs, using reverse supply chains to recapture some of the material, injecting […]