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IN BRIEF: ELLIE REEVES MP / LIME BIKES / McDONALD’S: WINDOW PLANS WITHDRAWN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 MPs … Continue reading IN BRIEF: ELLIE REEVES MP / LIME BIKES / McDONALD’S: WINDOW PLANS WITHDRAWN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

MP QUIZZES MINISTER ON SELF-HARM AT YOUNG OFFENDERS INSTITUTION

MP Ellie Reeves says no child should be left in conditions such as those at Feltham young offenders institution where there is "clearly a rising epidemic of violence". Her comments came during questions on the institution.  Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge I visited Feltham with the Justice Committee earlier this year, and I am saddened, … Continue reading MP QUIZZES MINISTER ON SELF-HARM AT YOUNG OFFENDERS INSTITUTION

NEW PLANS REDUCE ACCESS TO JUSTICE SAYS MP “Digitisation and modernisation of Government systems invariably leads to delays and operational issues”

MP Ellie Reeves has warned that continued delays to cases due to come to court could put people off attending altogether. "Many people often make their way to court, which often takes several hours, in anticipation of a hearing that never takes place. "Not only does that have negative consequences for victims, witnesses and defendants … Continue reading NEW PLANS REDUCE ACCESS TO JUSTICE SAYS MP “Digitisation and modernisation of Government systems invariably leads to delays and operational issues”

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE, PROBLEM GAMBLING, HOMELESSNESS AND OFSTED

LIBRARIES STRIKE Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge Staff in libraries across Bromley are currently on indefinite strike because of draconian terms and conditions placed on them by the contractor, Greenwich Leisure Ltd, and Bromley Council has refused to take action. Our libraries are a fantastic community asset, but they are nothing without the dedicated staff who … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: BROMLEY LIBRARIES STRIKE, PROBLEM GAMBLING, HOMELESSNESS AND OFSTED

QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: REFUGEES AND MODERN SLAVERY

MODERN SLAVERY ACT – BUSINESS COMPLIANCE Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge What steps his Department is taking to monitor business compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Victoria AtkinsThe Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women Around 16,400 UK businesses are within scope of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Home Office has commenced the first … Continue reading QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE: REFUGEES AND MODERN SLAVERY