|A General Election has been called for 8th June, so I urge you to make sure that you are on the electoral register so you can vote. You can register to vote here.
During the pre-election period I am no longer your MP, so may I thank you for your support and contacting me during my time in Parliament.
If I am re-elected as your Member of Parliament, I shall resume my weekly “meet your MP” meetings and look forward to continuing to represent your interests in Parliament.
Since my last newsletter I have spoken in the House on a variety of debates including the importance of improving bus safety and the need for regulation for pedicabs. We have also made representation to the Minister on funding for our local schools and worked closely with residents to make sure their concerns have been raised with Ministers directly.
I have worked with Full of Life and Action Disability Kensington and Chelsea (ADKC) on the “Green Paper” helping those with disabilities into work and have proposed a number of changes.
Locally in Kensington, I joined hundreds of you, including the Council Leader and the MP for Chelsea, Greg Hands MP, on a march giving our support to the Brompton Hospital. It is vital that we save this excellent world renowned hospital and if you wish to give your support, please visit: www.thebromptonfountain.org.uk
For EU National’s who have expressed concerns on their status after Article 50 was triggered, the Government has put together guidance which can be viewed here. (In summary, if you have lived and worked here for 5 years you have the right to Permanent Resident Status)
On the Science and Technology Select Committee we have published several reports (see below) and are conducting research on improving access for STEM subjects for our young people so that we give them the opportunity to train for the range of employment possibilities available, including the vast array in computer technology subjects.
I have continued to visit local schools, community events and church meetings, and very much welcome the opportunity of joining in these local occasions. Do please invite me.
I have continued to campaign on housing and I am pleased that changes to the housing regulations are likely to help our area.
If you or a local group wish to visit Parliament, there are excellent tours which can be arranged through emailing our team here. We also welcome school and educational visits which can be booked here. Do let us know as obviously I would be very happy to come and join you.
I am very conscious that this is a difficult and worrying time internationally and we are all very concerned about world wide events. We have of course also experienced recent sad events in Parliament with the tragic death of PC Palmer, Aysha Frade, Kurt Cochran, Leslie Rhodes and Andreea Cristea. May I thank all of you who sent in messages of support.
If re-elected, I shall continue to hold my constituency “meet your MP” sessions locally in Kensington with my team and we look forward to hearing from you.
Although during the pre-election period we are unable to run our Parliamentary office, please keep our contact details so we can make sure that either our team, or the next parliamentary team, can be in touch.
Many thanks again for all your support.
Telephone: 0207 219 6100
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