Helen challenges the Home Secretary for funding to stop serious violence

Following two more tragic knife murders in my constituency in the past month, I challenged the Home Secretary today to fund the services - schools, youth work, police, social services & housing - needed to implement the public health approach to stopping serious violence.

 

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Helen introduces a Bill to Parliament to fix the definition of affordable housing

Helen Hayes MP, Member of Parliament for Dulwich and West Norwood and Member of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, has today introduced a Ten Minute Rule Bill – called the Planning (Affordable Housing and Land Compensation) Bill - in the House of Commons after Prime Minister’s Questions. You can read more and watch Helen's speech below>>

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Helen challenges the Prime Minister on Brexit

Today, I challenges the Prime Minister during PMQs on her commitment to stage meaningful votes on Brexit in Parliament. 

 

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Helen's Statement on Recent Resignations from the Labour Party

I am very sorry to see a number of MPs leave the Labour Party this week. At a time when our country is riven with division and anxiety over Brexit, and the damage the Tories have caused to our public services is visible across the whole country, we should not be seeing the resignation of Labour MPs.

The Labour Party, our Trade Unions and the wider Labour movement are a part of my DNA, just as they have been for generations of my family. There is no question of me leaving the Labour Party.

 

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Helen challenges the Secretary of State on the continued injustices faced by Windrush Citizens

Today, I challenged the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, who used to be the Home Secretary, on the continued injustice faced by Windrush citizens who are being denied access to benefits to which they are entitled.

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Helen challenges the Education Minister on the illegal offrolling of students

Today, I challenged the Education Minister on the scandal of academy schools off-rolling vulnerable pupils to improve their exam results. 

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Helen challenges the Treasury Minister on the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland

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Helen challenges the Equalities Minister on the impact of Universal Credit on survivors of domestic abuse

 

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Helen responds to the Homelessness Statement in Parliament

The Government has fundamentally failed to address homelessness. It is shameful that the number of homeless people in our community continue to rise. Research by Shelter finds that the Government's benefits cap are pricing families out of basic housing. Today, I challenged the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on this continued injustice. 

 

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Helen visits Help Refugees in Calais

Last month, I joined a group from Dulwich and West Norwood to visit the charity Help Refugees, working in Calais. It is shocking to see the conditions in which hundreds of refugees are living, less than a three hour drive from London.

Thank you to everyone who donated tents, blankets and clothing which were gratefully received by the charity for distribution to the hundreds of refugees sleeping rough in appalling conditions on the outskirts of Calais. There is much more that the UK government can and should be doing to help.

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