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

Judge Overrules Health Secretary’s Appeal about Decision to Downgrade Lewisham A&E
South London Healthcare Trust (SLHT) ceased to exist on 15 October 2013. The hospitals which were previously part of SLHT are now associated with different NHS Trusts. The Queen Elizabeth...

London Bridge Station rebuild
The rebuild of London Bridge Station forms an integral part of the Thameslink programme, a £6 billion investment project designed to improve reliability and offer an increase in through services...

Proposed development at Convoys Wharf
Several constituents have contacted me to express concerns about the size of the proposed development at Convoys Wharf, and specifically the tower that is close to the borough boundary. Residents...

Aircraft noise over Greenwich
Earlier this year I wrote to Heathrow Airport Ltd about aircraft noise over Greenwich. This has been an on-going problem for many years with the large majority of complaints I...

Access to Maze Hill Station from Seren Park finally granted!
Access to Maze Hill Station from Seren Park finally granted! Residents of Seren Park will no doubt be relieved that the gate granting access to Maze Hill station has finally been opened. Together with the local Labour...

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