Matthew Pennycook is MP for Greenwich and Woolwich

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Matthew Pennycook is MP for Greenwich and Woolwich and a member of the Labour party.

Matthew Pennycook has 24157 followers on Twitter.

Under the Tories' inflation crisis, working people are facing the biggest pay cut in years.

They have every right to fight for a fair pay rise and decent conditions.

Working people must not pay the price for Tory failure.

Louise Haigh @LouHaigh

Rail workers kept our country going during the pandemic.

They deserve fair pay and respect.

Grant Shapps should get around the table with them and resolve this dispute.

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.

In the middle of a cost of living crisis and rail strike, the Minister for Brexit ‘Opportunities’ announces his Brexit Dashboard, forcing every Minister to mess around with UK law originating from the EU … and bring back furlongs!

The government is "goading" the RMT into striking - @UKLabour

💬 Shadow Culture Secretary @LucyMPowell says the government wants the #RailStrikes to happen to "save their own skin" at the next election...

#KayBurley BH

On #WindrushDay we celebrate the contribution of the Windrush generation and honour their legacy.

We also remember that the vast majority of those caught up in the Windrush scandal are still seeking justice and that for many the fight for appropriate compensation goes on.

A man has been charged with fraud as part of a 19-month investigation into fraudulently signed building cladding safety forms.

LBC Correspondent Rachael Venables provides the latest.

@TomSwarbrick1 | @rachaelvenables

Really not a fan of all this morally loaded "workers must show pay restraint" rhetoric. It's entirely rational for people facing 10% inflation to try to get a pay rise. Tell them no if you want, but don't tell them they were wrong to even ask.

Of course he will. He’s delighted it turns the attention away from him. He wants this, he needs this, he thrives on this and quite frankly he’s having us over on a daily basis. No plan,no depth, no honesty. Bouncing and surviving from one day to another.

Sky News @SkyNews

Boris Johnson will condemn unions for what is expected to be the biggest train strike in three decades

📢 We're asking local people to share their views on exciting new proposals that will make Woolwich a more attractive and accessible place to shop, work and live. ❤

➡ Check out the proposals at and get info on events where you can meet our team 🖐

Yesterday @mtpennycook raised the issue of ‘economic evictions ‘ - renters being forced out due to a rent hike. If you have experienced this and want to be part of the conversation on renting, make sure to #VentYourRent now:

🚨Brentwood Council - this residents home and belongings have been destroyed in multiple rooms by a leak in their building.

With 2 small children under 5 they say they’ve complained but nothing has been done. #rt🙏🏽

It’s hot today. The hottest day of the year.

The average annual number of UK hot days has been increasing since the 1960s.

Even if we stopped emissions today we still have to cope with living in a warming world, and do so in a way that is fair across society

It was a privilege to respond on behalf of the opposition to this afternoon's debate commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.

British people showed amazing generosity in stepping up to help Ukrainians. But because ministers were more interested in grandstanding on TV than in doing their jobs, hundreds are now homeless.

It’s utterly shameful. We need to see a plan to fix this now

Labour welcomes the publication of the government’s white paper but it’s a poor substitute for the emergency legislation that struggling private renters so desperately need.

The Conservatives first promised to do this three years ago.

They promised 'Renters' Reforms' in the 2021 Queen's Speech, yet failed to deliver.

Struggling renters need emergency legislation to protect them not a White Paper and further consultation.

BBC News (UK) @BBCNews

Renting: No-fault evictions to be banned in England

It's disgraceful that leaseholders on communal energy systems are treated as 'commercial' customers and aren't protected by the price cap.

If you're affected and have had a huge bill as a result, please get in touch with me and @IanJAikman

The government must do more to halt the biggest rise in family poverty seen in our lifetimes.

Excellent piece from @GordonBrown 👇🏻

@GrenfellUnited statement on the fifth anniversary of the fire.

“We don’t want our 72 to be remembered for what happened, but for what changed”.

'I think we are a long way from justice..'
It's 5 years since 72 people lost their lives in a huge fire at Grenfell Tower.
Edward Daffarn survived the blaze - he says much still needs to be done

Please join us for the #Grenfell 5th Anniversary Memorial Service at the base of Grenfell Tower on Tuesday 14th June for a 4pm start.

The service will be followed by the silent walk beginning at 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing everyone there💚

Five years on from the horror of the Grenfell Tower fire, not enough has changed.

Solidarity with the survivors, the bereaved and the wider Grenfell community who continue not only to seek justice for their families and neighbours but lasting change for all.

#Grenfell 💚

The Government is pushing ahead with Rwanda policy that is completely unworkable, deeply unethical, extortionately expensive, profoundly un-British, and which risks making dangerous people trafficking & smuggling worse. /1

There is no doubt that the EU needs to show more flexibility when it comes to implementing the Protocol.

But far from unlocking progress, the reckless NI Protocol Bill published earlier today will serve only to deepen the acrimony and delay agreement on a lasting solution.

Our Wharf Garden is open this weekend! Ballast Quay, Greenwich SE10. Homemade cakes and homegrown plants for sale. Proceeds to Greenwich & Bexley Hospice.

As the UNHCR has made clear, the Conservative government’s plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda fails to meet the required standards of “legality and appropriateness”.

Whatever the outcome of Monday's legal appeal, this policy will be a lasting source of shame for Britain.

What an absolute shower.

They tell us they’re levelling up the country but this is what they truly think. They can’t even tell the difference between “Blackpool or Birmingham or somewhere godawful”.

Clueless and offensive.

If you can help us with donations of tinned meat, fish, vegetables, rice pudding, fruit, custard, squash & cooking oil we'd really appreciate it. #Thankyou to everyone who supports us on a weekly basis @Royal_Greenwich @CliveEfford @mtpennycook

Thames water has responded positively to our request and agreed to accelerate their works in East Greenwich. Enforcement of the Romney Rd 7.5 Tonne limit will recommence Friday 10th June.

This afternoon Michael Gove stated from the despatch box that the second part of legislation to reform the leasehold system would be published in the next parliamentary session. That's too long to wait. The government should find time this session to overhaul this feudal system.

Boris Johnson condemns figure that only 31% of millennials can afford their own home

Blames the previous Labour government who he says failed to build enough new homes.

Labour haven't been in power for 12 years.

I tried to get an Urgent Question in Commons today on the disappearance of @guardian journalist (and former Bristol resident) #DomPhillips and #BrunoPereira. Unfortunately it wasn't granted by the Speaker but will try again on Monday.

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