My first engagement on Monday was a trip to Golders Green as part of the Golders Green Together initiative, designed to foster community harmony ahead of the planned far-right demonstration. I met with the organisers and had a photo taken to show solidarity with the cause. Having returned to Westminster, I later met with Policing Minister, Mike Penning, to discuss the same issue (which was a follow up to my meeting with the Home Secretary).
On Tuesday, pupils from Limespring School in East Finchley visited the Commons for a tour, after which I gave a Q&A. Subsequently, I met Baroness Berridge who is chair of the All Party Group on International Religious Freedom, to discuss joining the Group given my long-standing support of religious freedoms.
On Wednesday, during Prime Minister’s Questions, I asked David Cameron about the planned demonstration in Golders Green. He assured me that any protestors found acting illegally would face the full force of the law. That afternoon, I was confirmed as Chair of the All Party Group on HIV & AIDS and I look forward to contributing to the debate on this important issue.
Later in the week I Friday was a busy constituency day which included giving an interview/Q&A to local school pupils.
On Saturday, I travelled to Paris with Hendon MP, Matthew Offord, to attend the annual peace rally calling for an end to the oppression under Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.