Since 1989 I have been privileged to represent our constituency. Although it is called Vauxhall it consists of much more than that and is made up of the areas of Waterloo, Kennington, Clapham North, Stockwell, and Brixton.
It is one of the most exciting, diverse, and vibrant areas of London. It contains nationally-famous landmarks such as the London Eye, the Oval cricket ground, the South Bank with its renowned arts facilities and St. Thomas' Hospital.
We have many diverse communities notably Jamaican, Nigerian, Portuguese, Ghanaian, and Ecuadorian which makes ours one of the most multi-cultural and expressive places in London and the entire UK.
As a densely-populated inner-city seat with high levels of unemployment, crime, and drug-abuse sitting side-by-side with great wealth and prosperity there are serious challenges for Vauxhall. Over the past 28 years I have seen many improvements to our area. Community groups and residents groups have helped to turn many places around and I have been very happy to assist them wherever I can. It is a joy to work for and represent the entire constituency.
Reversing school cuts.
Introducing universal childcare.
Dedicated to keeping the NHS public.
Restoring our railways to public ownership.
Supporting refugees and promoting LGBT rights.
Guaranteeing a fair Brexit that protects all EU citizens in the UK.
Avoiding unnecessary wars.
Investing in good new jobs and ending zero hourscontracts.
Putting 10,000 more police on the streets.
Meeting our climate change targets.
Aggressively tackling our unacceptable local air quality standards.
Establishing secure tenancies for private renters.
Ensuring the wealthy pay their share and £10/hour minimum wage.
Supporting disabled people and closing the WASPI women pension loophole.