I had an unexpectedly busy day in Ilford recently visiting victims of flash flooding. I met with businesses, residents, and even Ilford Cricket club – all impacted by flooding and rain water damage.

I was pleased to have been able to deliver sandbags to some of my constituents after the recent flooding and help them protect their properties against any further downpours.

We will build back better – Ilford style.

The recent heavy rains are yet more evidence that the climate crisis isn’t some faraway problem to forget about. It’s on our doorsteps.