My work

Fox Hunting

For almost 30 years I have championed the fight against animal cruelty and have signed countless Early Day Motions opposing practices and actions involving cruelty to animals. In my view all forms of blood sports are cruel and have no place in a modern, decent and civilised society.  I pledged in 2019 to keep blood …

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Covid19 and Alzheimer’s

The pandemic has had a severe impact on people affected by dementia, including those living with dementia and their family, friends and carers. I welcome the work of the Alzheimer’s Society and others to bring more attention to the, often hidden, impact of this crisis on people living with dementia and on the need for …

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Neonicotinoids and Bees

I have campaigned for many years on environmental issues, the threat to nature, global warming and environmental destruction. I have consistently raised these issues in Parliament. I am totally opposed to the Government’s decision to lift the ban on neonicotinoid pesticides. In 2018, the Government’s then Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, said that the Government …

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Cladding

So many people in Islington North and beyond have been in touch about the cladding issue which features prominently in parliamentary business. I have met with constituents about this (perhaps you were one of them), and in the last days of December 2020 I wrote calling for Government support for those facing uncertain futures because …

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Fair Pay for Nurses

I have campaigned for years for more funding for the NHS to ensure we have a service that works and that frontline workers like nurses get decent pay. And I have continuously opposed the creeping privatisation we have seen over recent years.I have repeatedly called for a long-term investment plan for the NHS and social …

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Military Spending Increases – Tribune December 2020

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘There’s Always Money for War, but Never for Our Public Services’ Just prior to last week’s Spending Review, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced £16.5 billion over the next four years in new defence spending over the next four years, ensuring Britain’s role as Europe’s biggest military spender (and the second biggest spender in …

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