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Alibon Coffee Afternoon

Next Friday, October 9th, I’ll be holding one of my regular Coffee Afternoons in Alibon. These are a great way for me to hear from about the issues affecting you in Alibon and keeping residents updated on the work I’m doing on your behalf in Parliament. I’m delighted that your councillors Darren Rodwell, Sanchia Alasia and Christopher Hughes will be joining […]

Column: Queen’s Hospital

Last week the CQC published its latest report into Queens Hospital. People will remember that the CQC first went into Queens several years ago after some horrifying cases in the maternity unit where mothers and babies had actually died, and there were terrible problems in A&E too. There is no doubt that services at the […]

Sorting speeding problems on Canonsleigh Road

Residents of Canonsleigh Road recently got in touch with me with their concerns about speeding cars driving dangerously down their road. I contacted the Council straight away to organise a special street meeting with residents to sort out this issue. Although it is already a 20MPH zone there aren’t enough signs on the roads warning […]

Attending my first 107th Birthday Party

It was a real pleasure to join in the celebration for Lilian Twinley’s 107th Birthday Party. I first met Lilian during the election campaign where I quickly bagged myself an invite to this special occasion. She is a fantastic, witty East End woman who has lived through so many changes in the world. I couldn’t […]

Community Champion Winner

Eileen Landy has been crowned as my latest Community Champion. Eileen spends hours putting together hampers which are then raffled off to raise money for the animal charity Hornchurch Pet Services. The first time I met Eileen I was completely blown away by her warmth, charm and her commitment to animal welfare. She has worked […]

King George Hospital Update

Following reports in the local news there has been a lot of confusion about the closure of A&E at King George Hospital. I have received phone calls from lots of residents concerned about its future. I wanted to find out exactly what is going on so I asked the Government to clarify its position. I […]

Monthly Column- Thank you

I am extremely humbled and very privileged to be elected for the 6th time to represent Barking and Dagenham in Parliament. There are a lot of challenges facing the Borough but I feel passionately about listening to your concerns and making the area better for you. There were some issues that came up time and […]

Have your say – Overground Extension to Barking Riverside

Have your say – Barking Riverside Extension to the London Overground I am delighted that the extension of the London Overground line to Barking Riverside has now been given the green light. This means we can finally get on with building the new homes we desperately need in the Borough, with the right transport links […]

Thank you.

I am extremely humbled and very privileged to be elected for the 6th time to represent Barking and Dagenham in Parliament. I feel passionately about making our Borough better. Fighting for much needed improvements to our local health service and pushing for decent homes is top of my agenda. I will continue to listen to […]

Tackling prostitution in Abbey

I have been working hard with the local Council and the police to stamp out prostitution which has been blighting residents in Abbey. Following pleas from myself and local residents, the Council have finally installed CCTV opposite Victoria Road where the problem is most prevalent. This is great news and should act as an effective […]

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