I thought I’d update you on what I’ve been up to in Parliament since my last newsletter.
Speaking up for constituents on different topics
I have now spoken in over 80 debates which the independent monitoring website “They work for you” ranks as “well above average” in terms of MPs' speaking records, on topics ranging from BBC charter renewal to transitional arrangements for 1950s-born women pensioners.
Getting local issues discussed with locals in Parliament
I have hosted numerous local groups in Parliament and arranged tours for constituents. See picture of the seminar I held on “Riots and Regeneration” in April with a panel of experts to look at the 2011 disturbances in our borough and probe whether they could ever happen again. Some 70 constituents attended. Please let me know if you wish to book a guided tour of the Commons or come and see a debate.
Campaigning hard on health
In March I led a 3 hour debate on the NHS in London in the House of Commons which was widely praised. Read the transcript here.
I also raised a PMQ to David Cameron in the junior doctor’s row and spoke on the demonstration at Ealing hospital.
Campaigning hard for a London Labour mayor
Finally I’m glad to say that London has a new mayor – Labour’s Sadiq Khan decisively won the mayoral election and Dr Onkar Sahota was returned to City Hall as our London Assembly member. Ealing also has a new Mayor: councillor for Acton Central and Ealing Common ward resident Cllr Dr Patricia Walker. Best of luck to both who I am confident will do a great job serving both our capital and borough. I’m pictured below with Patricia, her husband Lawrie and Ealing Scouts at their annual Parade.