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[05/07/2019 | No comment]

Liz and Director of Tell MAMA

Religious hate crime increased by 40% last year with more than half directed at Muslims. We know from the attack on Zaynab Hussein and a 12 year old school in Beaumont Leys the devastating consequences anti-Muslim hate can have.

I’m very concerned about the impact on my constituents and recently met with Beaumont Leys Muslims to discuss this issue and what more can be done both locally and nationally. I will be following this up with two more meetings, specifically with Muslim women and young people.

I’ve also met with the national organisation Tell MAMA, which supports victims of anti-Muslim hate. They told me there is a direct correlation between increases in anti-Muslim incidents and both terrorist incidents and anti-Muslim comments by high profile politicians in the media. I will be working closely with Tell MAMA to support the work they do, and to make sure everybody knows: words have consequences and anti-Muslim comments are completely unacceptable.

[24/06/2019 | No comment]

Every Friday I like to get out and about speaking to local people about any issues or concerns they have. On Friday I held my latest coffee morning at the Manor House Community Centre.

Lots of residents came along and we discussed many issues including Brexit, NHS and school funding, the loss of over 75s free TV Licences crime and potholes!

If you’d like to come along to one of my coffee mornings then please do contact my office on liz.kendall.mp {at} parliament(.)uk or call 0116 204 4980

[04/06/2019 | No comment]

I was absolutely thrilled to meet my constituent Grace Karanja on Friday. Grace is just 14 but she sent me a fantastic letter about why she thinks the UK should remain in the EU and how important it is that we listen to the voices of all young people.

Lots of young people feel they haven’t had a say in this hugely important decision that will have a big impact on the rest of their lives and I really liked Grace’s idea of a mini-referendum to allow teenagers a chance to say whether they want to remain part of the EU

[29/03/2019 | No comment]

Liz Kendall's speech in the Brexit debate

Watch my speech in the Brexit debate: I voted against the Government’s withdrawal agreement today because it is not what people were promised, it would give us a worse deal than we have now and we would face more uncertainty for years to come. We cannot allow the future of this country to be held to ransom by hard-line Tory Breixteers who put their own jobs and ambitions before the jobs and ambitions of people in this country.

Posted by Liz Kendall on Friday, 29 March 2019

On Friday 29th March I voted against the Government’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement for the third time. The Prime Minister’s Agreement is not what people were promised during the 2016 referendum, it would give us a worse deal than we have now and – far from ‘sorting Brexit’ – it would mean the uncertainty facing our country would go on for years to come.

Now Theresa May has said she will step down if her Withdrawal Agreement is approved by Parliament, I am deeply concerned that the fundamental questions and choices facing this country will be made by a hard-line Brexiteer who will succeed her as Tory leader. We cannot allow the future of this country to be held to ransom by the never-ending internal Tory psychodrama and by people who want to put their own jobs and ambitions before the jobs and ambitions of people in this country.

You can read my full speech in the debate here.

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