“DO THEY WANT IT TO BE FREE, THEN?” – Consulate official’s jibe over constituent ‘trapped in Peru’ angers MP

MP Helen Hayes has slammed the "appalling attitude" of some consulate staff during a House of Commons exchange. The Dulwich and West Norwood Labour MP told the Commons: "My constituent, who is trapped in Peru, is being advised by the British consulate to apply for a place on a private flight, at a minimum cost … Continue reading “DO THEY WANT IT TO BE FREE, THEN?” – Consulate official’s jibe over constituent ‘trapped in Peru’ angers MP

CORONAVIRUS LATEST: Messages from the Mayor of London, Gipsy Hill Safer Neighbourhoods panel and MP Ellie Reeves

FROM THE MAYOR OF LONDON: As Mayor of London, I’m doing everything I can to keep Londoners safe in these difficult times. Nothing in our recent history has prepared us for the threat posed by coronavirus. And that is why we all must make unprecedented changes in how we live, travel and work. Listen to … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS LATEST: Messages from the Mayor of London, Gipsy Hill Safer Neighbourhoods panel and MP Ellie Reeves

MP QUIZZES MINISTERS ON TACKLING SUICIDE CHAT FORUMS

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to tackle suicide chat forums since the death of Callie Lewis*. Caroline Dinenage Minister of State The Online Harms White Paper set out government’s plans to establish in law a new duty of care on … Continue reading MP QUIZZES MINISTERS ON TACKLING SUICIDE CHAT FORUMS

Questions in the House: Ellie Reeves MP on freedom of choice for Bromley secondary schools..tackling loneliness….caseloads for community mental health teams

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) effectiveness of consultation periods used by schools to consult parents on proposals to establish feeder arrangements. Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has … Continue reading Questions in the House: Ellie Reeves MP on freedom of choice for Bromley secondary schools..tackling loneliness….caseloads for community mental health teams

BAH, HUMBUG! ONE: – MP SLAMS BORIS JOHNSON OVER WORKERS RIGHTS AND “RECKLESS APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTATION” – “I do not trust this Prime Minister to maintain the standards we have derived from the EU”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been slammed over his Brexit antics by Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes. "The Bill further waters down the commitment to the European convention on human rights, and the political declaration makes no mention of rights previously protected by the EU charter of fundamental rights." she told fellow MPs … Continue reading BAH, HUMBUG! ONE: – MP SLAMS BORIS JOHNSON OVER WORKERS RIGHTS AND “RECKLESS APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTATION” – “I do not trust this Prime Minister to maintain the standards we have derived from the EU”

IN BRIEF: ELLIE REEVES MP / LIME BIKES / McDONALD’S: WINDOW PLANS WITHDRAWN

ELLIE REEVES: Lewisham West and Penge MP Ellie Reeves made the Daily Mail (and page two of the Sun) as she arrived to 'swear in' for the new Parliamentary session - with her newborn baby. Two other MPs who are new mums also took their babies into the House of Commons to swear in. MPs … Continue reading IN BRIEF: ELLIE REEVES MP / LIME BIKES / McDONALD’S: WINDOW PLANS WITHDRAWN

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – Personal injury compensation / Brexit costs / Financing pre-school education

 The UK parliament is now closed until the General Election. In the meantime you can see who your local candidates are at the website: https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/ - and should you wish to make sure you're registered to vote : https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE – Personal injury compensation / Brexit costs / Financing pre-school education

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: Investigating ‘low-level’ crime; Council funding for Homelessness Reduction Act

Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of police capacity to adequately investigate low-level crimes. Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department We recognise that demand on policing is changing and becoming more complex. That is why we provided an additional £1 billion of … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: Investigating ‘low-level’ crime; Council funding for Homelessness Reduction Act

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: Counting lives and county lines; Domestic abuse; Arms to Saudi Arabia,

Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policies of the findings of the Children’s Society report entitled Counting lives, published in July 2019. Hansard source(Citation: HC Deb, 6 September 2019, cW) Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: Counting lives and county lines; Domestic abuse; Arms to Saudi Arabia,

MPs SAVAGE BORIS JOHNSON OVER PARLIAMENT SHUTDOWN: “This outrage must be stopped” – Helen Hayes / “Show Johnson his assault on our democracy will not succeed” – Steve Reed / “Whatever your view on Brexit (this) is undemocratic” – Ellie Reeves

The area's three MPs have savaged Boris Johnson over his decision to prorogue Parliament: Helen Hayes‏Verified account @helenhayes_Aug 27 Today I joined @johnmcdonnellMP @Keir_Starmer & 160 other MPs in signing the #ChurchHouseDeclaration We will not let a Prime Minister with no mandate shut down Parliament to force a catastrophic no deal Brexit harming jobs, our environment … Continue reading MPs SAVAGE BORIS JOHNSON OVER PARLIAMENT SHUTDOWN: “This outrage must be stopped” – Helen Hayes / “Show Johnson his assault on our democracy will not succeed” – Steve Reed / “Whatever your view on Brexit (this) is undemocratic” – Ellie Reeves