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[09/04/2019 | No comment]

I’m holding a series of coffee mornings across the constituency where people can come and chat to me and their local councillors about any issues or concerns they may have about what’s happening locally or nationally.

Last Friday, 5th April, I was in the West End where we had a really good and varied discussion about parking, crime and antisocial behaviour, knife crime and fly tipping.

Over the coming weeks I’ll be holding more coffee mornings across the constituency, so look out for your invitation in the post, or contact my office on 0116 204 4980 if you’d like to come along!

[05/04/2019 | No comment]

On 3 April, I attended a Parliamentary reception organised by Muslim Aid, the East London Mosque and Muslim Council of Britain to honour the victims of the appalling Christchurch attack. At the event, I signed a book of condolences for all those who were killed.

I have also added my name to a letter to the Home Secretary that calls for government funding for security at places of worship to be released as a matter of urgency so it is available before the Holy Month of Ramadan.

[03/04/2019 | No comment]

On 3 April, I asked the Home Secretary to look into the case of my constituent Mr Espedy Alvester Thomas. Mr Thomas came to the UK in the early 1950s and is a British Citizen but has been unable to get a British passport in recent years despite previously having one. 

Last year I helped Mr Thomas gather the evidence needed to make a passport application through the Windrush scheme, but a decision has still not been made.

I have followed up my question with a letter to the Home Secretary.

I also asked the Home Secretary to assure me that every action is taken to make sure similar delays do not happen with the Government’s new Windrush compensation scheme. I will continue to do all I can to support my constituents and will provide them with assistance if they need to apply for compensation under this scheme.

[20/03/2019 | No comment]

Liz Kendall's speech in emergency Brexit debate

Watch my speech in the emergency debate on extending Article 50: It is dangerous for the Prime Minister to attack MPs over delays to Brexit. It is our job to question, scrutinise and stand up for what we believe in. Pitting MPs against the people puts our parliamentary democracy at risk. Read my full speech here: http://bit.ly/2JtYTsA

Posted by Liz Kendall on Thursday, 21 March 2019

On 20th March I spoke in Labour’s emergency debate on the Government’s plans to extend Article 50.  I argued that any delay to the date the UK leaves the EU should be used to be straight with the public about the choices and trade-offs Brexit inevitably brings.  I also warned the Prime Minister against attacking MPs over delays to Brexit. It is our job to question, scrutinise and stand up for what we believe in. Pitting MPs against the people puts our parliamentary democracy at risk. You can read my full speech here.

I was interviewed about Theresa May’s catastrophic failure of leadership on BBC Two’s Newsnight. You can watch a clip of the show here, or catch up on the whole show here.

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