Janet Daby is MP for Lewisham East

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Janet Daby is MP for Lewisham East and a member of the Labour party.

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As a Romani Gypsy Gay man, Musician Stephe Meloy talks about the importance of being true to yourself, celebrating both LGBTQ+ Pride & Gypsy Roma Traveller History month; anti-Gypsy/anti-Traveller racism, notions of 'Whiteness', & the racist Police Bill https://musiciansunion.org.uk/news/as-a-romani-gypsy-and-lgbtq-person-musician-stephe-meloy-highlights-the-importance-of-being-true-t

As a Romani Gypsy and LGBTQ Person, Musician Stephe Meloy Highlights the Importance of Being True t https://musiciansunion.org.uk/news/as-a-romani-gypsy-and-lgbtq-person-musician-stephe-meloy-highlights-the-importance-of-being-true-t

I'm glad that questions are now being asked within the Home Office, but there needs to be a review of children in police custody!

Children are being detained for too long (13 hours on average!) and there's a 6 hour wait for appropriate adults.

@Justforkidslaw @AA_NAAN

Conservatives are the party of national defence? Give me a break...

Less troops 🪖, less planes✈️and less ships🚢under their watch. The only thing the PM is interested in defending is his own job #PMQs

Today I led a Westminster Hall debate on the rights of children in police custody.

Currently the safeguards in place for children are wholly inadequate. I will continue to put pressure on the @ukhomeoffice until this is properly addressed.

Under the Tories, people are being forced to wait months for passports, GP appointments, A&E treatment and court trials. And summer travel plans are being disrupted.

Labour will tackle Boris Johnson’s backlogs by building a stronger, more secure economy.

This is a concerning case. @ukhomeoffice and @pritipatel are trying to deport a number of at risk people who will suffer if flown to Nigeria and Ghana.

One of my constituents who is gay fears for his safety if this flight goes ahead.



The @DHSCgovuk's draft Mental Health Bill does not go far enough to address the wait times people in crises face when they present themselves to A&E to be treated.

@sajidjavid told me it was one of his priorities for NHS, I'll believe that when I see it...

Windrush Generation: We owe you

Windrush Compensation & Celebration event in Catford.

⏰ 12-4PM Tuesday
📌 St Laurence Centre

Whilst a serious subject, with The Home Office answering questions, organisers are using a celebratory mix of theatre, drumming & dancing


"This is vindication for all of our hard work over the last two years... I'm so proud of our Labour Party"

Keir Starmer reacts to the results of the by-election, as Labour retakes Wakefield


“Somebody must take responsibility” and yet it never seems to be @borisjohnson who has to do this…

The results from last night show that voters have had enough and want a change.

Britain deserves better.

Oliver Dowden @OliverDowden

My letter of resignation to the Prime Minister.

Wakefield parliamentary by-election result

LAB: 47.9% (+8.1)
CON: 30.0% (-17.3)
IND (Akbar): 7.6% (+7.6)
YRK: 4.3% (+2.4)

Labour GAIN from Conservative.

We need #CleanAir and we need it now!

Air pollution is a real problem in #Lewisham and around the country. We must have a joined up approach to tackle this crisis.

On Saturday I held a Clean Air Fair because local people deserve better when it comes to tackling Air Pollution.

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.

📣 Are you an unpaid carer in Lewisham?

🌟 We want to ensure that carers are visible, valued and supported in our future plans. We're running an UNPAID CARER ONLINE SURVEY to make sure that we identify the priorities that matter most.

👉 https://consultation.lewisham.gov.uk/adult-assessment-and-care-management/carer-implementation-plan-2022-2024/

It was great speaking with young students at @LewishamYla about politics and leadership last week. Many of them were 3rd/4th/5th Windrush Generation children.

This an excellent initiative by @lewishamcouncil and I look forward to my next visit.

Saw an exhibit focused on Sybil Phoenix -what an extraordinary woman!!

She was a Lewisham foster carer, set up halfway houses for vulnerable women, estab. the 1st purpose built Black community centre, and a tireless campaigner for justice after the New Cross fire.

Go see it:👇

After four years I stood down tonight as Chair of the APPG for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.
Thank you so much to ⁦@SickleCellUK⁩ and everyone I have worked with in this role. And congratulations and best wishes to ⁦@JanetDaby⁩ who will be a brilliant successor.

This evening I was honoured to take over the Chair position from @patmcfaddenmp and to be elected Chair of the APPG on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia services must be improved. The situation at the moment is not acceptable.

@SicklrCellUK #SCTAPPG

On #WindrushDay2022 we pay tribute to the whole Windrush Generation. 74 Years ago, people from #Commonwealth countries moved to the UK to help rebuild the country after the war.

Many faced huge adversity, but their commitment to our future was unwavering.

Following the discussion I chaired on ‘Joining Up Red Cell Exchange Services’, it is exciting to see this life changing therapy for #sicklecelldisease is being supported by @NHSEngland. Universal access is vital in improving quality of care and tackling ethnic health inequalities

It's unbelievable that @TrussLiz made no attempt to defends cuts to development aid in the midst of a global food and hunger crisis in FCDO questions today.

Britain should be leading on, not retreating from, the world stage.

#CHOGM is a chance to raise concerns about Sri Lanka's human rights, while also offering long term support.

The Govt outlined a Indo-Pacific strategy in the Integrated Review - support for Sri Lanka is a chance to demonstrate it is serious about it's commitment to the region.

Police cells have been designed for adults not minors, yet children are frequently detained in these cells for as long as adults, with data showing that the average time spent in police custody is increasing.

Clearly the law isn't working for children in the justice system.👇

@RitaMor33383974 @bbcamberwell @HACAN1 @JanetDaby @FHSoc @planehell @PaulBeckford84 @MumsForLungs @cleanairdayuk @LouiseKrupski Yes indeed , #Lewisham MPs @JanetDaby @elliereeves have been very supportive on the noise , crossing flight paths at low levels and emissions problems caused by @LondonCityAir and @HeathrowAirport in SE London and have both raised the issues in Parliament.

From being closed for eight years and abandoned, we are now open for 5x evenings per week and looking forward to a bright future and building! Thanks 2 our major partners @riofoundation @TNLComFund and stakeholders @TheSportingWay @LewishamCouncil @ChinbrookAction @CommLinksBrom

This evening I want to say #HappyFathersDay to all dads and carers. My thoughts also go to those remembering loved ones who are no longer with us. For many it’s a tough day

I also hope the Ashoori family celebrated being back together after many Father’s Days apart @FreeAnoosheh

Marching today with @DaWNLabour members @The_TUC for all my constituents feeling the unbearable pressure of the cost of living crisis & the Tories’ failure of our public services

Boris Johnson is running the UK into the ground & it’s time for change #DemandBetter #JoinAUnion

Very pleased to join @TrinityLaban for their Hope 4 Justice event today.

It was a privilege to know so many young talented people who were protesting about the very real dangers of the climate emergency.

Today I hosted a #CleanAirFair in Lewisham.

Local communities must come together to spread awareness about the harms of air pollution.

We can do it - but all together! The Government needs to lead and tackle this crisis head on!

@Len_Duvall @EllaRobertaFdn @TauseefAnwar07

The Government is failing Britain on the cost of living crisis. Which is why people have taken to the streets in protest.

I joined them today at the @The_TUC rally march in central London to demonstrate that we all #DemandBetter

@JamesJWalsh @lewishamlabour

A year ago Boris Johnson promised to share 100 million surplus vaccines with the world’s poorest countries.

A year later: barely a third have been delivered, he has cut the aid budget to do it, and profiteered at poor countries’ expense.

Thread 1/10🧵👇🏽


It is clear that the Government are failing to tackle air pollution.

According to the @NAOorguk they are not making enough progress on their 2030 targets.

They are also not informing the public about air quality problems in local areas.

Come down to Catford Broadway tomorrow, 11am-4pm, to speak with some of our teams, community groups and other organisations about how we can work together to create cleaner air 💙

Find out more about the Clean Air Fair and RSVP 👇


Today is #CleanAirDay

We are all in a climate emergency. The polluted air we breathe in damages our health and even kills people.

To help spread awareness, a Clean Air Fair will be held for #Lewisham residents this Saturday from 11am - 4pm at Catford Broadway.

Whilst our NHS staff are under unimaginable pressure everyday, @BorisJohnson is too busy dealing with yet another internal crisis #Geidtgate.

This country deserves a Government that will prioritise our emergency and health services.

This country needs a @UKLabour Government🌹

Sky News @SkyNews

Record 6.5 million people waiting for routine NHS hospital treatment in England http://news.sky.com/story/record-65-million-people-waiting-for-routine-nhs-hospital-treatment-in-england-12635008

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