My highlight of the month was receiving the Patchwork Foundation Newcomer MP of the Year Award in Parliament. Having the chance to represent my home constituency has been the privilege of a lifetime. It’s not been an easy time to come into the job, so above all, I’d like to thank everyone in my team for their hard work and support, along with the local Labour members, councillors and officers who give so much to our community. It’s been an honour working with all of you to stand up for Streatham.
In Parliament, I secured an Urgent Question on the disgraceful strip searching of Child Q and spoke in the International Women’s Day debate and Labour’s Opposition Day debate on ending violence against women. I’ve also been holding the Government’s feet to the fire over its poor response to supporting Ukrainian refugees.
It’s been a busy month in the constituency too with local election campaigning beginning in earnest. It’s been great to get out into the constituency with our fantastic council candidates and make the most of the better weather and extra daylight. Support for Labour is strong in Lambeth but we can’t take anybody’s vote for granted. I’d urge everyone who hasn’t been involved already to throw themselves into the campaign. In April, I’m working in partnership with baby bank Little Village, who are currently in urgent need of clothes and kit for the families they support. On Saturday 23rd April, I’m running a donation session at St Margaret’s Church from 10am-12pm. Please do spread the news to everyone you know and tell them to bring their pre-loved baby equipment to the church. And thank you once again to the several Labour members who came forwards to volunteer to get involved with this!AMM-Report-March-2022