Salvation Army Ilford

Salvation Army Ilford

Earlier today I met with Ministers and staff – Panna and Abigail, who do such inspirational work- at The Salvation Army in Ilford. We had a long and often heartbreaking conversation about the plight of refugees and many with no recourse to public funds, living...
ILFORD FC

ILFORD FC

I really enjoyed meeting the Chairman and Secretary of our local football club, Ilford FC! Its proud history, which stretches back more than a century, has seen some amazing highs as an amateur club. The work they do now with young people is inspiring – and they...
Eid at Bhairab Bangladeshi

Eid at Bhairab Bangladeshi

I had the pleasure of celebrating Eid at the Bhairab Bangladeshi community, at a huge event in Chadwell Heath part of Ilford South. I gave a speech to members of the Italian and Spanish Bengali community who now reside in the UK, presented awards to talented...
Woodlands Road Primary School Visit

Woodlands Road Primary School Visit

I was put through my paces by Year Six at Woodlands Primary School this morning! I was so impressed by their inquisitive questions, from life as an MP, to climate change, to what I thought about SATs!  It’s so important children learn about democracy from a young...
Local Election Success

Local Election Success

Following two years of lockdowns and virtual meetings, it was especially fantastic to get back out on the Labour doorstep, catching up with residents and Labour Party members as part of the local election campaign. It was great to also campaign in Ilford South and,...
Elizabeth Line Opens This Month!

Elizabeth Line Opens This Month!

Fantastic news that the Elizabeth Line is opening in less than three weeks! It will be a real asset to London’s transport network, making travel quicker for millions, and giving a much-needed £42bn boost to our economy. I travelled on #Crossrail last year and it...