Welcome to my website

I have been the Labour Member of Parliament for the area since 1992. I live in the area and have done so since 1993. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted to re-elect me as the MP for Greenwich and Woolwich. To see the results, click here.

This website contains information on how residents of Greenwich and Woolwich can contact me, news about local campaigns I am running and supporting, and also information on my activities in Parliament and in the constituency.

As well as holding regular meetings with a host of schools, public services and community groups in the area, I hold six surgeries every month in five locations across the constituency.

If you need my assistance, please feel free to contact my office and I will do what I can to help.

 

News

Hunting Act under threat?
I have been contacted by a number of constituents asking me if I remain opposed to the Hunting Ban, which was brought in by the previous Labour Government in 2004....

We must take action on FGM
Many constituents have contacted me about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). I wholeheartedly agree that the practice is horrific and that everything possible must be done to put an end to it. FGM...

Public Sector pensions
I continue to be contacted by constituents who remain concerned about the Government’s proposed changes to public sector pensions. Labour has consistently recognized the need for public service pension reform....

Progress made with Iran
As the person who had the interesting privilege of being the first British Minister to visit Iran after a 21-year gap following its 1979 revolution, I warmly welcome the progress...

Labour forces a vote on the Bedroom Tax
Ed Miliband has pledged to scrap the Bedroom Tax if Labour wins the next General Election. With 420,000 disabled people and 375,000 children already suffering as a result of the...

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Local Issues affecting you

Backing for independent Aircraft Noise Ombudsman
Tuesday 1st April 2014 I today added my support to London First’s campaign for an independent Ombudsman to protect Londoners whose lives are plagued by aircraft noise. Aircraft noise over Greenwich has...

Government votes to give Health Secretary powers to close hospitals
Last night the Coalition Government used its majority to force through a controversial measure that grants the Secretary of State unprecedented powers to close or privatise hospitals and services at...

Heathrow aircraft noise continuing to cause headaches
I have written to Heathrow Airport Ltd on a number of occasions about aircraft noise over Greenwich. This has been an on-going problem for many years with the large majority...

Woolwich Fire Station now closed
Woolwich Fire Station now closedThis morning marked the very regrettable closure of Woolwich Fire Station, which is one of ten London stations being closed as part of Mayor Boris Johnson’s £29million cuts. Together with...

Woolwich Tesco Food Bank collection
Woolwich Tesco Food Bank collectionRecently I visited Woolwich Tesco to support the neighbourhood food collection. This is part of a national campaign in which shoppers...

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