POST OFFICES – TWO: “Sydenham people being told to travel to Brixton to use biometric services” – MP Ellie Reeves

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge has told fellow MPs of the problems caused by downgrading and franchising post offices in her constituency. Over the past few years, both before and since my election, Lewisham West and Penge has seen three post offices downgraded and franchised out in locations in Forest Hill, Sydenham and … Continue reading POST OFFICES – TWO: “Sydenham people being told to travel to Brixton to use biometric services” – MP Ellie Reeves

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YOUTH VIOLENCE – MPs MOVING TALES : “I have sat in the living rooms of grieving parents who have lost a precious child to knife crime”

MPs Helen Hayes and Ellie Reeves have given devastating accounts of the effects of youth violence to fellow MPs during a debate on the issue. Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes (Lab) told MP's: Over the past 18 months I have sat in the living rooms of grieving parents who have lost a precious child … Continue reading YOUTH VIOLENCE – MPs MOVING TALES : “I have sat in the living rooms of grieving parents who have lost a precious child to knife crime”

MP HELPS PLANT FLOWERS FOR STABBING VICTIM

From Ellie Reeves, MP for Lewisham West and Penge: At the beginning of the month I was extremely shocked and saddened to learn of the fatal stabbing of Jay Hughes in Bellingham. This was followed 72 hours later by the fatal stabbing of Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez on Samos Road. This absolutely tragic sequence of events … Continue reading MP HELPS PLANT FLOWERS FOR STABBING VICTIM

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: “SIXTY UNQUALIFIED TEACHERS IN DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD SCHOOLS” / PRISON OFFICERS LEAVING / “MENTALLY UNWELL PEOPLE BEING FAILED BY OUR HEALTH SERVICE”

Helen Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many unqualified teachers work in schools in (a) Dulwich and West Norwood, (b) London and (c) England Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)The following table provides the full-time equivalent (FTE) number of unqualified[1] and qualified teachers in service in state funded schools in Dulwich and West Norwood parliamentary constituency, … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: “SIXTY UNQUALIFIED TEACHERS IN DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD SCHOOLS” / PRISON OFFICERS LEAVING / “MENTALLY UNWELL PEOPLE BEING FAILED BY OUR HEALTH SERVICE”

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: LOCAL AUTHORITY FUNDING / FOODBANK USE / ROUGH SLEEPERS/ SAINSBURY’S – ASDA MERGER /  UNIVERSAL CREDIT 

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement on local authority funding, made by the Prime Minister on 3 October 2018, what plans his Department has to allocate additional funding to local authorities for the provision of social housing provision. … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: LOCAL AUTHORITY FUNDING / FOODBANK USE / ROUGH SLEEPERS/ SAINSBURY’S – ASDA MERGER /  UNIVERSAL CREDIT 

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: REOFFENDING / SENTENCING

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge: What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of sentences of less than 12 months in reducing reoffending. David Gauke, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice: As I have said recently, there is persuasive evidence that short custodial sentences do not work in terms of rehabilitation. In … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: REOFFENDING / SENTENCING

IN PARLIAMENT: MP ELLIE REEVES SLAMS THE GIG ECONOMY

The 'gig economy'* has come under fire from MP Ellie Reeves during a Westminster Hall debate. The member for Lewisham West and Penge told fellow MPs that as an employment rights lawyer for many years, she had seen time and again how insecure work can blight people’s lives. Between 2006 and 2016, there was a … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT: MP ELLIE REEVES SLAMS THE GIG ECONOMY

MP ELLIE REEVES QUITS LABOUR’S FRONT BENCH (Please pick your own sub-heading!)

Ellie Reeves  ‏Tweeted: Today I voted for Lords Amendment 51 which would have kept the UK in the EEA (European Economic Area). As the frontbench position was to abstain, I have resigned from my role as a PPS. Please see my resignation letter for my reasons. Ellie Reeves was appointed by Jeremy Corbyn to the role … Continue reading MP ELLIE REEVES QUITS LABOUR’S FRONT BENCH (Please pick your own sub-heading!)

MPs SIGN LETTER CALLING ON PRIME MINISTER TO ACT OVER SAINSBURY’S WAGE CHANGES

All three of the Crystal Palace area's MPs have signed a letter expressing their concern at "unscrupulous contract changes" in the wage structure at Sainsbury's stores. Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves Tweeted: Proud to be supporting Siobhain McDonagh  (Lab, Mitcham and Morden) letter calling on the Prime Minister to stand up for Sainsbury's workers … Continue reading MPs SIGN LETTER CALLING ON PRIME MINISTER TO ACT OVER SAINSBURY’S WAGE CHANGES

IN PARLIAMENT: TENANT FEES BILL / SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF LODGERS / REOFFENDING RATES AMONG YOUNG PRISONERS

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Examination of Witnesses (7 Jun 2018) Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood I want to revisit the issue of confidence and how protection can be given to tenants to come forward. When the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee conducted pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill, we had evidence … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT: TENANT FEES BILL / SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF LODGERS / REOFFENDING RATES AMONG YOUNG PRISONERS