Your local voice in Parliament

Your local voice in Parliament

It has been an honour to be your MP since 2015, working hard for the community where I have lived for more than 30 years, listening to what matters to you and representing your views in parliament. 

I said I wouldn’t disappear after the election and I have kept that promise to you.  I have responded to more than 20,000 requests for help and support in the two years since I was elected.  I’ve been in the community week in, week out, discussing issues and listening to what matters to the people who live and work in this area. I have visited schools, community groups, residents’ associations and businesses.

I was raised as and have always been a Quaker. From a young age, the concept that everybody should have the same shot at life and that our society should always show compassion to people who are struggling has been at the core of what I do.

During my more than 20 years as councillor prior to being elected as your MP and in my two years in parliament, I have shown that I am independently minded and I will always put you and your interests first.  I'm dedicated to the issues that affect you - defending the NHS and our schools, campaigning to improve our air quality, for a better not bigger Heathrow and opposing the Conservative's hard Brexit.

As a Shadow Housing Minister on Labour’s front bench, I helped shape Labour housing policy on a national and local level.  This includes supporting Sadiq Khan, Labour Mayor of London, in building 12,000 properly affordable homes across the city, so people from all backgrounds can afford to live in Chiswick, Brentford, Isleworth, Osterley and Hounslow.  I also served as co-chair of the All Parliamentary Group on Cycling

I'm asking for your support again so I can continue to be your voice in Parliament - there is so much more work for me to do.