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Outlawing of wipes containing plastic

Each year 100 million marine animals die from plastic waste alone.In the UK, 90% of the 11 billion wet wipes used each year contain plastic.

Newsletter 30 October

In this issue, you’ll find out what I’ve been up to over the last month representing you:    (1) Autumn Budget (2) Working for Poplar

Apsana speaking on university staff pay

This week I asked university bosses if they could justify Vice Chancellors earning £250k+ salaries while some staff take home as little as £15k. This

Letter on equality impact assessments

With Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP and Zarah Sultana MP, we’re calling on the Chancellor to undertake comprehensive equality impact assessments in all budgets. These assessments would

Speech on tuition fees

The lesson from the Government’s tuition fee fiasco is a simple one: progressive taxation. Taxing wealthy working adults to invest properly in public universities will

Letter to Michael Gove on levelling up

Without long-term public spending and investment there is no ‘levelling up’, there is instead just the entrenchment of inequalities in our society. My calls on

Alzheimer Research UK

I have signed Alzheimer Research UK’s letter to the Chancellor, calling on him to deliver on the manifesto pledge to double funding for dementia research.

Question on fire and rehire

Workers from ethnic minority backgrounds are nearly twice as likely, as white workers, to be fired and rehired. Legislation is needed to stop this exploitative

ZeroHour’s COP Campaign

As a supporter of the CEE Bill, I’m backing ZeroHour’s COP campaign, which calls on Boris Johnson to make a joint emergency strategy for climate

March for nursery school funding

Today I marched with teachers, parents and unions to deliver their petition to Rishi Sunak calling on long-term funding for maintained nursery schools. Financial uncertainty

Visit to Langdon Park School

It was lovely to meet with students from Langdon Park School this morning. Compelling discussions on topics ranging from mental health care to building international

David Roe lecture

Poplar & Limehouse has a rich maritime history – of being home and haven to so many communities. For 178 years Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest

Protest outside Uber HQ

Today Uber drivers protested outside Uber’s HQ at Aldgate Tower. At the entrance no one from Uber would accept a letter for their CEO, from

Newsletter 5 October

In this issue, you’ll find out what I’ve been up to over the last couple of months representing you:  (1) Working for Poplar and Limehouse