Hughes in the news this week


A round-up of your local MP in the news over the last week

Prisons Minister Simon Hughes hits out at Tories' "sticking plaster solutions" to jail crisis

The Liberal Democrats have attacked the Conservatives’ for their “failing, kneejerk” policies on crime, accusing them of creating more victims because so many people sent to prison reoffend later...

Hughes plans scheme to divert women away from prison

Justice minister Simon Hughes has said he will open talks with local authorities in January to discuss implementing a strategy to divert women offenders away from custodial sentences...

Remembrance Sunday 2014

The service was led by Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark, together with Fr Christopher Pearson from the Church of the Precious Blood and Revd Jonathan Sedgwick from St George the Martyr.


Simon Hughes calls for review of local Labour council's housing evictions policy

Speaking to Inside Housing, Simon Hughes, MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, called for an urgent and full review of the local authority’s eviction process by an external body.

MPs give their vote to Penny for London

Simon Hughes, Lib-Dem MP for  Bermondsey and Old Southwark, said: “This is a really good and easy way for people to help others less fortunate than ourselves. Most of us make journeys every day. So just as a little extra on a bill at a cafe or restaurant can go almost unnoticed, so a little extra as you travel could mean a small amount to us but a big amount to others.”