Activities and Campaigns

Westferry Printworks & Planning reform

At the heart of ambitious housing targets must be giving agency back to local communities, not leaving these to algorithms. The Westferry Printworks development controversy

EDM on the Battle of Cable Street

4 October 2020 marked the 84th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street. I have tabled a Parliamentary motion on this below to the Government

Westferry Printworks & Permitted developments

Luxury development after luxury development continues to pop up in Poplar and Limehouse. The Government further empowered developers last week, passing statutes that further deregulate

Our Housing System is Broken

I’m delighted to join Labour Outlook as a monthly columnist. Here’s my first piece on how we lose thousands of homes through permitted developments which

SEND, academisation of local schools

Poplar and Limehouse schools and early intervention services continue to face significant cuts. Parents of children with additional needs are already struggling to have their

End our cladding scandal

The building safety crisis was caused by slashed regulation from successive governments. I am calling on this to be reversed to ensure homes are remediated

Online and remote learning for universities

Online and remote learning should be the universities’ default position to contain coronavirus, with rotas and secure measures explored for subjects which require practicals. The

Stop renter evictions protest

The evictions ban has ended and thousands of renters are faced with the real threat of homelessness. I joined Somerford Grove renters outside billionaire landlord

Transformative Economics Post COVID

Households with low incomes are more likely to be overcrowded or have damp problems than higher income households, because they cannot afford to move to

Air pollution and inequality

Access to nature is not equally distributed across our society. The Government’s clean air policies should be accompanied by an equalities report to ensure that