Thanks to Five X More’s amazing advocacy work, Parliament will debate Black Maternal Health for the first time in its history next Monday. It was a privilege to chair their public meeting last night. In case you missed it, here’s the video in full.
This week, I joined local campaigners to oppose the sell-off of Streatham GP surgeries to American healthcare giant Centene.
Everyone over the age of 11 who lives or works in Lambeth should take a Covid-19 PCR test as soon as possible.
This weekend, I visited the Streatham Library pop-up vaccine clinic organised by Valley Road surgery, where it was good to see some familiar faces, including brilliant volunteer David, who I met a month ago or so when I visited the Baldry Gardens clinic.
“Devaluing teachers, devaluing education”: Bell highlights Tory pay cuts and broken promises on Teacher Appreciation Week
On Teacher Appreciation Week, Bell has highlighted the fact that 80,750 teachers across London are facing effective pay cuts due to the Government’s public sector pay freeze, with Labour Party analysis estimating that 1,073 teachers in Streatham will be impacted.
Bell has condemned the Government’s stealth cuts to the pupil premium, highlighting the £680,800 reduction to school funding in Lambeth this entails.
Today, Bell joined local campaigners from Keep Our NHS Public and We Own It to oppose a US healthcare giant’s takeover of local surgeries.
Bell has called on the Government to back small businesses this winter as new analysis ahead of small business Saturday reveals almost 650 small businesses in Streatham might not make it to Spring.
The EU Settlement Scheme: Another Windrush Scandal in the Making – In My View Column for the South London Press
Far from working to ensure there can never be another Windrush Scandal, the Government’s EU Settlement Scheme is all but ensuring a repeat.
Nobody is protected from coronavirus until everyone is: why we should repeal and replace the Coronavirus Act
The pandemic has shown us again and again that nobody is protected from coronavirus until everyone is. It’s time to recognise this and act.
Police Crackdown Bill: By trying to police protest out of existence, the Government has only strengthened our resolve to defend it
Rather than cracking down on the genuine injustices raised by protesters this Government is showing they would rather crack down on protest.
The disgraceful scenes that ensued at Clapham Common make it clear that the answer to gender violence cannot simply be more police. This is the latest in a long string of incidents that raises serious questions about institutional forms of discrimination within the Metropolitan Police.