Empty homes set to be tackled by the council

The shocking number of new homes left empty in Southwark is finally set to be tackled by the Council after pressure from Liberal Democrats.

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Council backs 'Halve It' campaign on HIV infections

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Southwark Council in London is the latest local authority to join the ‘Halve It’ campaign to reduce by 50% the number of residents diagnosed late with HIV and those living with undiagnosed HIV.

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A message to the British Tamil Forum

My message to the British Tamil Forum

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Public satisfaction with the NHS is at its 2nd highest level ever

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Satisfaction in the National Health Service has only been higher once before since the British Social Attitudes survey began, in 1983.

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Prime Minister's Statement on Holocaust Commission

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Speaking at the Mayor of Southwark's Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration Service today at Imperial War Museum

I have been privileged to serve on the Prime Minister's Holocaust Commission. Today - on Holocaust Memorial Day - the Prime Minister issued a statement about the work I and other Members of Parliament have been doing to make sure we keep the memory alive, so that we may never forget.

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My interview on BBC Sunday Politics London

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The BBC’s Sunday Politics has been looking at the election campaign in our local community of Bermondsey and Old Southwark. Watch their film and an interview with me here (watch from 42minutes)

 

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Labour council should do more to protect historic buildings

The decision by Southwark Council to allow the partial demolition of the old sorting office in Penrose Street raises real concerns about whether we are doing enough to preserve our local historic buildings.

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Labour squabble over Local Fire Station

Our local community will not be impressed by this squabbling and disagreement within the Labour Party over the future of the London Fire Brigade Training Centre site on Southwark Bridge Road.

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Local unemployment reaches new low!

Following on from this morning’s statistics that UK unemployment had dipped below 6%, there is news that our local community is also on the right course as unemployment reaches the lowest level since at least 2006.

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NHS in Southwark should aim for zero suicides

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Health bosses in Southwark have been urged to back a campaign aimed at dramatically reducing the number of suicides across the NHS.

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