View from Westminster

As well as handling correspondence and emails from constituents, I have carried out a number of interviews, committees and events throughout the week, as seen below:

Monday 14th November:

I began my week with a Department for Transport Grid Meeting, here we discussed multiple topics regarding Britain’s transport infrastructure.

Later in the day I had a meeting with Local Dialogue to seek an update about the proposals for the move of St. Barnabas to Solar House and how this will affect local residents. This was undertaken so that Local Dialogue could present their plans and give me an opportunity to listen and raise the objections of residents.

I rounded off my day with a discussion with the London Jewish Forum (LJF) on how best to tackle anti-Semitism. The LJF is dedicated to the promotion of Jewish life in London and works to promote the full and active engagement of the Jewish community with civic life in London.

Tuesday 15th November:

I started Tuesday morning with a visit to Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School, where I met with the school council. Here the students asked me a variety of questions about issues that matter to them.

In the evening I facilitated a tea room surgery in my role as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport. This is where I meet with a number of MPs who wish to meet with the Secretary of State to raise concerns about transportation in their constituencies.

On Tuesday night I had the honour to present the Clinic of the Year award, at the NAZ OSCARS at the Hurlingham Club.

The NAZ OSCARS were originally set up in 2012 to celebrate the achievements of the sexual health charity NAZ, it has now grown to become one of the largest black tie events for the sexual health sector, attracting around 320 people. 

The NAZ OSCARS celebrates the achievements of individuals and charities challenging HIV and homophobic stigma within Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. 

Wednesday 16th November:

On Wednesday morning I asked a Parliamentary question about the British Governments work in developing countries on ensuring women and girls fulfil their full potential.

Later in the day I was interviewed by the Executive Interviewer of Ipsos-Mori, this mainly focused on the development of Britain’s future infrastructure with projects such as Heathrow’s third runway and HS2 being central aspects of the interview.

Thursday 17th November

During Thursday afternoon I met with the Interim Parking Project Manager of Barnet Council to discuss issues constituents are having with parking on Gainsborough Road.