Monthly Archives: January 2016

Child Refugees in Europe

Parliament debated the topic of Child Refugees in Europe on Monday 25th January 2016. During the debate, Keith highlighted that “last year, 300,000 child refugees entered through Greece and 16,000 entered through Italy. Countries at the EU’s external border are … Continue reading

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Early Day Motion: INVESTITURE OF THE CHANCELLOR BARONESS LAWRENCE OF CLARENDON OBE

That this House congratulates Baroness Lawrence of Claredon OBE on her investiture as the Chancellor of de Montfort University; notes the Baroness’ work to influence and empower young people to engage in politics; and wishes Baroness Lawrence the best of … Continue reading

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Weekly Office Statistics 22nd January 2016

Weekly Office Statistics from 1st – 22nd January 2016: –73 Cases taken up –31 Visitors to Casework Centre –2 Surgeries Held –4 hours of Surgeries –4 Cases referred to other MPs –25 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies –81 Letters … Continue reading

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Baroness Doreen Lawrence installed as Chancellor of DMU Leicester

Keith attended the installment of Baroness Doreen Lawrence as Chancellor of De Monfort University in Leicester. Baroness Doreen Lawrence said: “I am delighted to be joining De Montfort University as its new Chancellor. I am a huge believer in education’s … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity Strategy Debate

Keith attended and spoke in the  Childhood Obesity Strategy debate on the 21st January. The debate, proposed by Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes, discussed measures such as the introduction of a sugar tax, promoting exercise in children and better labelling of … Continue reading

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Keith speaks at Donald Trump Westminster Hall debate

On Monday 18th January a Westminster Hall Debate took place in response to an e-petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from the UK. The debate, moved by Paul Flynn, the Member for Newport West, was attended by MPs … Continue reading

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Idris Elba Diversity Event at the House of Commons

Keith attended Channel 4’s D.I.V.E.R.S.E. (Driving Industry Voices to Encourage Real Social Equality) Event on 18th January. The event featured a keynote address by Idris Elba in which he spoke about encouraging diversity in the TV industry. Idris summed up the … Continue reading

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Psychoactive Substances Bill

Parliament debated the Report Stage and Third Reading of the Psychoactive Substances Bill on Wednesday 21st January 2016. The Bill was the subject of a report by the Home Affairs Select Committee last year. During the debate, Keith gave a speech … Continue reading

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Red Doors Identifying Asylum Seeker Housing

On Wednesday 20th January 2016, Parliament debated the revelations in the Times that a subcontractor of G4S, Jomast, had painted the doors of all asylum seeker housing under their contract red. This has made these houses easily identified, and the … Continue reading

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Poppy Worthington Case Raised in Parliament

On Wednesday 20th January 2016, the House of Commons debated an urgent question on the tragic case of Poppy Worthington. Keith said during the debate: I welcome the Minister’s commitment to pursue these matters until all lessons can be learned, … Continue reading

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