Catherine West is MP for Hornsey and Wood Green

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Catherine West is MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and a member of the Labour party.

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For 1700 days, Jagtar Singh Johal has been in jail without due process.

@TrussLiz must urgently raise this case of arbitrary detention with the Indian government. Jagtar and his family deserve justice.

Delighted to visit @bbcworldservice today to discuss their vital work around the world, particularly in regions where fundamental freedoms are under attack.

From Kyiv to Kabul, British influence is needed now more than ever and the government must support the BBC’s work abroad.

👏🏿 @AngelaRayner

"My advice to the Deputy Prime Minister is to cut out the snobbery and brush up on his opera. The Marriage of Figaro is the story of a working-class woman who gets the better of a privileged but dim-witted villain."

Oh dear.
 
The Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, has ripped up his own plans and is back to the drawing board with his very first piece of primary legislation.
 
Once again, Tory chaos is failing our children.
 
A thread ... 🧵
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/06/29/nadhim-zahawi-u-turns-enormous-grab-power-schools/

The Foreign Affairs Committee has been far more clear sighted than Government over Russia.
Our Moscow’s Gold report warned them in 2018. Today we publish a new report.
Ministers’ complacency over “morally bankrupt billionaires using the UK as a safe deposit box” has led to

Remember Lee Anderson? The Tory MP and bogus chef who says you can eat your tea on 30p.

Now he’s trying to silence women for telling the truth about the Tories’ appalling 1.3% rape conviction record.

No-one is going to stop us standing up for victims.

This Tory Government is a disgrace. They cover up their failures and then point the finger when someone else speaks out. It’s backfired - the British people can see through their lies.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/met-police-special-measures-khan-crime-commissioners-b2112094.html

Since my election in 1997, I have seen the situation in Hong Kong change beyond comprehension.

We now face the reality that Hong Kongers are at the mercy of the Chinese State. The UK must apply maximum pressure to officials involved with the erosion of the city's freedoms.

While important we continue to raise human rights concerns and provide short term aid, it is in the UK's long-term interests to support the economic stability of Indo-Pacific countries like Sri Lanka.

I've written to @amandamilling to urge action to help Sri Lanka going forward

As ever @AngelaRayner swept aside Dominic Raab's bluster at #PMQs

A tired government with tax rises, struggling families, and mounting backlogs.

This mess cant go on. We need a @UKLabour government

In the debate on Childcare Costs recently the Minister proudly said they were providing 100 million hours of tuition and said parents can claim 85% of childcare costs.

The Minister has now written to me - he didnt say "up to".

A bit different... 👇

https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2022-06-27/debates/F2BB88D8-0924-48E9-9C2E-BE3E852B6401/Education

Instead of trying to resolve the rail dispute the Tories are using it as another excuse to attack trade unions my piece for @LabourList https://labourlist.org/2022/06/breaking-strikes-using-agency-workers-is-recklessly-gambling-with-public-safety/

The @Dahabshil Youth Cup 2022 is less than 3 weeks away! We are hosting and organising the tournament this year. Join us for a day dedicated to grassroots football, good vibes & unity!

🗓️Saturday 16th July 2022
⏲️Kick-off - 11am
📌New River Sports Centre, N22 5QW

Soaring inflation, energy prices, and National Living Wage pressures are putting council services at risk.

Govt must ensure councils have the resources they need to meet the extra costs they face and protect the services we all rely on. ⤵️

https://www.local.gov.uk/about/news/inflation-and-national-living-wage-pressures-add-ps36-billion-extra-costs-council

Thanks @fsb_policy for hosting my latest breakfast meeting in Wood Green. Good to hear thoughts on how government can help small businesses during this #costofliving crisis. Skills training, opportunities for young people & importance of transport infrastructure all highlighted.

🧵I just want to say thank you.

Thank you for putting your trust in me to be your Member of Parliament.

This has been a historic result for Wakefield and for Labour, with a swing not seen for Labour since we were last in Government.

My condolences and prayers to all those affected in Norway by this callous and despicable act of terrorism. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61933817

❤️🎾 You'll #LoveAll of this! ❤️🎾

Does your son #roar on #Raducanu? Is your daughter #motivated by #Murray?

If so, head on down to #NewRiver #Sport & #Fitness on #WhiteHartLane for the opportunity to have a hit on the fabulous indoor & outdoor courts with a FREE Guest Pass! 😍

Today's devastating Supreme Court decision is a massive setback for women's rights in the United States of America.

The right of women to make their own decisions about their own bodies is a fundamental human right.

🇺🇦Since April, we have welcomed over 500 Ukrainian citizens to our borough.Thanks to our outreach workers & residents, ‘Welcome Hubs’ which run in #WoodGreen, #MuswellHill & #Tottenham have helped many and continue to do so for arriving citizens #thankyou http://www.haringey.gov.uk/haringey-supports-ukraine

Some kind words written by Councillor Mike Hakata about our flagship @HaringeyGoGreen Festival for London Climate Action Week 2022
#LCAW2022

@EERUK

For the third time this week, people are having their lives disrupted by the rail strike that Grant Shapps and the Tory government did nothing to avoid.

London stands with Oslo.

Our thoughts and solidarity are with the victims, their families and all those affected by this horrific attack, hours before Oslo's #Pride was due to take place.

#LoveIsLove and hate will never win.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/25/mass-shooting-at-oslo-pub-leaves-two-dead

I'm excited to have been longlisted in the selection for @uklabour candidate in Dover!

I am local. I have a track record of action & results.

I am the best candidate to get Labour's vote out here, and to win the trust of people sick of 12 yrs of #ToryFailure

@dover_labour

Rail fares have risen twice as fast as wages under the Conservatives.

Passengers are paying 49% more now than in 2010 and rail workers have been left underpaid and undervalued.

The Tories are in a mess #ToryRailStrikes

So pleased to meet some of the local people who are benefitting from the #HaringeyLearns programme.

We are totally focused on making sure folks have the skills they need to navigate our 21st century world.

Find out more here: https://www.haringey.gov.uk/news/major-transformation-adult-learning-haringey

📣Today is the day 🤩.

We can’t wait to welcome all of our sickle cell warriors from across north London to our summer sickle cell event for children and young people @SpursStadium.

#SeeYouThere @WhitHealth @uclh

This is devastating.

For women in the US who see basic rights taken away & lives put at risk.

And for women across the world, an awful reminder that rights we have fought for decades to strengthen can be taken away - it is a fight we can never give up.

https://news.sky.com/story/right-to-abortion-overturned-by-us-supreme-court-after-nearly-50-years-in-roe-v-wade-ruling-12628801

Enough is enough. Latest TfL deal ends tomorrow & our buses & tubes are at risk unless Tories come forward with a long term funding deal. @SadiqKhan is fighting for London, it's shameful that the Tories still playing games & harming our economic recovery. https://action.labour.org.uk/page/107130/petition/1

Hundreds of courageous British Council contractors are still stuck in Afghanistan, facing daily violence from the Taliban as a result of their cooperation with the UK.

The Government must act to evacuate those who promoted security, tolerance and democracy in Afghanistan.

This Conservative Government’s Bill of Rights con is an attack on women.

It will make it harder for victims of rape to get justice.

But it comes as no surprise from a Govt that has effectively decriminalised rape.

This morning Mayor Cllr Gina Adamou joined members of the Windrush community to raise the Windrush Flag over Haringey.

Hear from Cllr Adamou, Cllr Michelle Simmons-Safo & Council Leader @Perayahmet on what #WindrushDay means to them.

🎵 Thanks to @StThomasMoreN22 for the music!

The Prime Minister’s answer to my question could not have been clearer. Much like his answers on #PartyGate. And PPE contracts. And proroguing Parliament. Watch this space 👀 #PMQs

Boris Johnson's Britain - high tax, high inflation, low growth, low wages.

He is only interested in keeping his own job and deflecting blame.

The British people deserve better #PMQs

This is horrendous news. Thinking of all the those who have lost their lives. This will inevitably make the lifesaving work of courageous aid workers on the ground even more difficult.

https://news.sky.com/story/afghanistan-at-least-255-killed-after-61-magnitude-earthquake-12638214

NEW: The Mayor of London @SadiqKhan calls for free NHS care for all UK residents to prevent another Windrush scandal. Presently, undocumented Londoners - mostly Black/Asian - struggle to prove their immigration status to get free care. #WindrushDay2022 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-mayor-nhs-windrush-day-b2106405.html

NEW: Inflation up at 9.1% today.

Inflation is pushing family finances to the brink - but the low wage spiral many face isn’t new.

It’s a result of a decade of Tory mismanagement of our economy.

Labour will build the high wage, high growth, stable inflation economy we deserve.

The Windrush generation helped build Britain.

But the Tories' hostile environment left many homeless, jobless and without healthcare. Victims are still waiting for the justice and compensation they deserve.

Windrush descendent @DavidLammy tells their story. #WindrushDay

The BBC World Service is one of our country's most influential institutions. Brave journalists who report from Russia and Ukraine are being severely restricted by Putin's regime.

The Tories must ensure that the Russian public are able to hear the truth about Putin’s illegal war.

Valya is now safe. But ALL Ukrainian teenagers who applied for visas to the UK, within the rules and in good faith, must now be issued with their visas to the UK.
BBC News - Ukraine refugees: UK set to admit lone teenagers after rule change
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61887136

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