Great to meet with Miles Jacobson and the Football Manager team. They're a thriving UK tech business and have been doing some really detailed analysis of what Brexit could mean for football in the UK.
It is always a pleasure to take part in the BATCA community awards, and this year was no different.
We have some incredible local services, projects, and community groups in Tooting, and it's right that they are recognised.
LIt was fantastic to be given a tour of the new buildings at Chestnut Grove Academy today, and talk through future plans with the Headteacher Christian Kingsley.
He's been doing an excellent job, with offers from Russell Group universities increasing from 6% to 78% in just three years.
My team and I had the great pleasure of visiting Leiston Labour Party today. It's so good to see such a vibrant and active local party.
After the meeting, we went to see Tooting & Mitcham United FC take on Leiston FC in a cold, but exciting match. Tooting & Mitcham United FC secured an impressive away win!
This week I travelled to the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh where I practised medicine and undertook the task of gathering evidence of the ongoing violence against the Rohingya people. I have heard first-hand accounts of what I believe amounts to genocide from refugees who have fled persecution and torture in Myanmar.
A report published on Friday 16th November by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, points at mounting evidence suggesting that a genocide is taking place. The Myanmar Army has been described as launching “clearance operations” to not only encourage Rohingya to leave Myanmar, but also to commit large-scale atrocities. Similar accounts were published by Human Rights Watch on Friday 16th November.
One man I spoke to described witnessing a night where the army arrived and killed and mutilated all the men in a village of 3,000 people. The women were dragged by their hair and gang raped. As their children ran away, soldiers chased them, and, once captured, were thrown alive into fires.
Since the crisis began, 920,000 people have fled Myanmar and are in the camps on the Bangladesh/Myanmar border. Two thirds of these people have crossed since 25 August. A further 200,000 people are expected to flee violence in Myanmar by the end of the year. With the cost of making the crossing by boat set at $100, it is of increasing concern what is happening to these refugees who cannot afford to seek safe refuge.
I'll be taking this issue back to Parliament, and urging the UK Government to take urgent action.
Today I held one of my regular surgeries in Tooting, lots of people raised issues they are having with the Department for Work and Pensions.
Thank you to Josh at MAC’s Cafe for the the great coffee throughout.
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Ritherdon Road know how to put on fantastic local events. Their winter fair was great this afternoon, and I had the chance to meet some fantastic local businesses.
Today we paid our respects to those who have served and those who have fallen, at St. Nicholas Church in Tooting.
It is fantastic to see the local community come together for such a worth cause, I wore my poppy with pride.
Having arranged 150 free tickets to the England vs. Germany game for pupils at Ravenstone Primary, I went down to meet some of the happy recipients. It's safe to say they are excited to see their heroes on the international stage.
I look forward to seeing the FA continuing to partner with the community in order to fill empty seats.
Today I visited the team behind London's Air Ambulance. Their charity provides an experienced trauma team that can be at the scene of a critical injury within minutes. You can donate to help their work here.