Julia Lopez is MP for Hornchurch and Upminster

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Julia Lopez is MP for Hornchurch and Upminster and a member of the Conservative party.

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Julia Lopez MP seeks residents’ views on ULEZ expansion. https://thehaveringdaily.co.uk/2022/06/28/julia-lopez-mp-seeks-residents-views-on-ulez-expansion/

Our Telecomms Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act will speed roll out of faster connections to people living in flats so that we get fantastic digital infrastructure to everyone. Today we've set out new details on how this barrier-busting law will work https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-regulations-to-implement-the-telecommunications-infrastructure-leasehold-property-act/outcome/regulations-to-implement-the-telecommunications-infrastructure-leasehold-property-act-government-response

Great to see Nick Galvin again of ⁦@cooperscoborn⁩ school, meet some of his STEM students & talk about how we can engage local primary school children in science & tech. I love Nick’s passion for his subject & plans to give kids the skills they need for rewarding careers.

We are cutting red tape on data laws to support businesses and improve people's lives

Proposals to be in the Data Reform Bill will:
✅ increase fines for nuisance calls
✅ minimise annoying pop-ups
✅ reduce unnecessary paperwork to deliver around £1 billion in business savings

Data is the fuel of the digital age. We need to use it in a more innovative, flexible way - while keeping high privacy standards - to drive scientific advance, help businesses and deliver better services to citizens. Today, we set out how we'll do that. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/data-a-new-direction/outcome/data-a-new-direction-government-response-to-consultation#executive-summary

In today's @RomfordRecorder . My team and I are continuing to work with residents on issues affecting different blocks in the constituency in relation to remedial works. Do drop us a line if you would like to be included on any updates.

Schools, libraries and hospitals are all benefiting from high-speed #GigabitBroadband thanks to our #ProjectGigabit

Improved broadband = Improved access to technology @LDNTechWeek

We’re #LevellingUp through future-proof connectivity

Great to contribute to start of @LDNTechWeek by announcing new 🇬🇧🇺🇸 prize challenge to create privacy enhancing tech to combat financial fraud. Harnessed in right way, data can help tackle some of toughest challenges while safeguarding people's privacy. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-us-governments-collaborate-on-prize-challenges-to-accelerate-development-and-adoption-of-privacy-enhancing-technologies

Sue Daley @ChannelSwimSue

@techUK’s President @JdR_Tech kicking off @LDNTechWeek panel on role of emerging tech asking the panel of @JuliaLopezMP Emma Thomas @Experian and @Maersk’ Rotem Hershko the importance and role of data! Great place to start the conversation! #LTW

Visited Harold Hill Foodbank on Fri to discuss how our teams can work together to help local people. As a @dcms Minister, been working with @DWP and phone/broadband operators on social tariffs. @MoneySavingExp have made v handy table on deals & eligibility https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/compare-broadband-deals/broadband-social-tariffs/

As London Tech Week kicks off, new figures show that our start-ups and scale-ups have secured over £12 billion in venture capital funding so far this year.

That’s more than China - a country 10 times our size. We’re now second only to the U.S.

It’s a staggering achievement 🇬🇧

Thanks to Steve Rubery, new Chief Exec of PELC (body that runs Havering's urgent treatment centres) for meeting today to talk through residents' experiences of Queen's A&E/urgent care. Plan underway to improve things and reduce waits. More info here https://www.julialopez.co.uk/news/mp-meets-new-pelc-exec-raise-urgent-care-queens

Pleased to confirm following UK Gov and creative sector engagement with Greece, they have announced that UK artists can now tour visa-free. Thanks to sector for their hard work with our @dcms team to secure this change for touring creatives, and to my Greek counterparts. 🇬🇷🎵 🇬🇧

My column in today's @RomfordRecorder I've delivered letters today to Woodstock Ave residents, who've been in touch about J28 works, highlighting National Highways info event next Saturday, 18 June (9am - 2pm) Henderson Sports & Social Club, Kenilworth Avenue, Harold Park RM3 9NE

Update through from local health team ⁦@NELFT⁩ - Medical Centre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, has now reopened after legionella issue with water supply.

Contributed yesterday to the @CommonsSTC inquiry into digital data, setting out some of the ways in which it can benefit citizens, scientists and businesses. Other panellists included @SyedKamall and @CDEIUK . https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/5fa5864c-f17b-4630-9bca-ddf174a7d543

Science and Technology Committee @CommonsSTC

We are now hearing from our final panel:
- Julia Lopez, Minister for Media, Data and Digital Infrastructure @JuliaLopezMP
- Jenny Hall, Interim Director for Data Policy @DCMS

Great to welcome @campionhavering students to parliament yesterday for a reception in Speaker's House celebrating their volunteering and campaigning work for @cafod
https://www.julialopez.co.uk/news/welcoming-campion-students-parliament-celebrate-cafod-work

It was a pleasure to meet constituent, Sandra, in parliament for Carers’ Week to discuss caring for loved one with Lewy body dementia. I recently met Havering Dementia Carers Support Group who provide friendship& support for other local carers - info here https://www.julialopez.co.uk/news/marking-carers-week-2022-parliament

For constituents asking about vote, I’m backing PM tonight. Country’s been through v tough 2 years, no doubt. Immediate support for recovery & cost of living’s been vital but also need united Conservative focus on growth, lower tax & ppl’s priorities - as committed in PM’s letter

Well done to ⁦@RomfordRecorder⁩ team of journalists for today’s bumper edition to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

Welcome to day 1️⃣ of The Queen’s #PlatinumJubilee Celebration Weekend!

💂 Trooping the Colour will take place at Horse Guards Parade, followed by Gun Salutes and a Flypast.

🔥 Over 3,000 Jubilee Beacons will be lit across the UK, with the Principal Beacon at Buckingham Palace.

Just been sent this from @tfl about the 497 bus route. In good news, from Saturday it will be extended from Gooshays Drive to Dagnam Park drive so will serve 14 extra stops in Harold Hill. In bad news, it won’t run on Sundays.

Work on a congested M25 junction is due to begin after the project received the go-ahead from the government’s transport secretary. http://dlvr.it/SRKQdf

Over 5,000 public buildings across the UK are now connected to high-speed #GigabitBroadband thanks to £164 million government investment

It’s all part of our £5 billion #ProjectGigabit mission to level up rural connectivity https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1531228675185774592

Boris Johnson @BorisJohnson

We’re powering ahead with Project Gigabit, our plan to level up the country by getting lightning-fast broadband to all corners of the UK.

Met @HighwaysSEAST today to get detail of works to upgrade J28 of M25 with A12. Aims to reduce delays, traffic & pollution, while we get 8000 new trees and investment in wildlife habitats to offset green impact. Thankfully road closures minimal. Info here https://www.julialopez.co.uk/news/update-m25-junction-28-improvement-works

It's been a bumper Platinum Jubilee week for Hornchurch & Upminster - thrilled to receive news from
@HistoricEngland & my @dcms ministerial colleague,
@HuddlestonNigel that @QueensTheatreH Hornchurch been given Grade II listing after tough pandemic years https://www.julialopez.co.uk/news/queens-theatre-gets-grade-ii-listing-jubilee

For #justicetogether week our local policing&ASB teams at ⁦@LBofHavering⁩ ⁦@MPSHavering⁩ are sharing advice & giving away personal safety devices outside Harold Hill library, Farnham Road, right now. V good op in Elm Park this wk to crack down on antisocial behaviour.

Congratulations Emily Barnard of @BenhurstPrimary for winning H&U ‘Card for the Queen’ Jubilee competition! Fantastic to have tea with Emily&parents in parliament on day of Humble Address which thanked HM Queen for her service. @dcms sponsoring great Jubilee celebrations to come!

✅ Improving online safety for women and girls
✅ Delivering the biggest broadband upgrade in UK history
✅ Celebrating our major 2022 events

Watch highlights from today's #DCMSPQs in the @HouseOfCommons

@NadineDorries | @CPhilpOfficial | @JuliaLopezMP | @HuddlestonNigel

The opening of the “transformational” Elizabeth line is the first step in providing Havering residents easy access to central London and the West End, says a TfL director. http://dlvr.it/SR5XDZ

Team Lopez: A further round of consultation on the Lower Thames Crossing is underway. Local changes to the project include a new bridge + upgrading of another over the A127, improving accessibility to green spaces, and refinements to electricity works, reducing their impact.

85% GIGABIT-CAPABLE ⚡️

Northern Ireland is the first nation to reach the UK wide target of 85% gigabit coverage - and almost 3 years early!

This means over 750,000 homes in NI are able to access some of the fastest broadband speeds in the world

#ProjectGigabit | #LevellingUp

V pleased to answer this debate last night on UK songwriters and composers in Ivors Week. Gave a shout out to Essex's own @SamRyderMusic for Eurovision success and Havering charity, Singing for the Brain, that uses power of music to help ppl with dementia. https://haveringsingingforthebrain2020.webador.co.uk/

Kevin Brennan MP @KevinBrennanMP

WATCH LIVE: Debate on the contribution to our culture and economy of UK songwriters and composers. @IvorsAcademy https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1mnxedOaqWaJX

Had good couple of meetings last week & this morning with our local hospital @BHRUT_NHS Discussed midwifery, efforts to sort front-door processes for patients arriving at Queen's, and new ITU at King George that should help tackle covid backlogs across the boroughs. The team...

Team Lopez: Great to see that eight local schools have received funding for vital building projects via the Condition Improvement Fund. For further information, please visit: https://www.julialopez.co.uk/news/local-schools-receive-funding-building-projects

Today Transport Sec @grantshapps has given go-ahead to @HighwaysSEAST to improve Junction 28 of M25 with A12. The scheme will begin later this summer and aims to reduce congestion, improve journey times and air quality, and help support local development https://www.gov.uk/government/news/m25-junction-28-improvements-development-consent-decision

Lights, camera, action!

The UK Global Screen Fund extended to help thriving creative industries build on international success with £21 million of investment

Find out more:
http://gov.uk/government/news/new-funding-to-help-spur-more-global-success-for-uks-independent-film-tv-and-video-games

I have received this message today from NHS North East London CCG about the temporary closure of Billet Lane Medical Practice. Sharing info for anyone who might be affected.

Today I’m visiting Northern Ireland with a clear message: the UK government will play its part to ensure political peace & democracy, but the parties must come together to restore power sharing and tackle cost of living pressures.

My article in @BelTel:
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/comment/stormont-must-be-restored-so-politicians-can-deliver-for-the-people-of-ni-41652590.html

Met our new Borough Police Commander, Ch Supt Stuart Bell, today to discuss crime in constituency & how our teams can work together on residents' concerns. Our BCU has 250 more officers than 4 years ago but must make sure we keep police base for those working across H'church&Upm.

Local politicians welcome Gallows Corner funding bid. https://thehaveringdaily.co.uk/2022/05/13/local-politicians-welcome-gallows-corner-funding-bid/

In 2018 I secured up to £50m to upgrade Gallows Corner flyover from Transport Sec as 1970s structure well beyond planned life span. I've been worried that TfL wouldn't submit bid to unlock cash but just met them and glad to say that they will lodge in summer. More info to follow.

Minister for Digital Infrastructure, @JuliaLopezMP visited Manchester to see some of the innovative digital and creative work taking place.

DCMS will continue to support innovative projects just like these to level up our economy and improve people's lives. #LevellingUp

@JuliaLopezMP visits Manchester to see the innovative digital work happening across the city.

➡️The Smart Junctions 5G programme which is using 5G to improve transport in the city centre

➡️The Creative Scale Up programme helping creative businesses scale up their operations

Data Bill may be techy but includes practical, everyday stuff like:
▶️ making it easier to prove who you are and eligibility for products/services - reducing faff when you want to apply for mortgage, buy stuff, get a new job etc
▶️ making it harder for fraudsters to use stolen ID

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