A million of us marched for a People's Vote today!
People came from Ashford to Aberdeen, from Tyneside to Tooting. And the mood was incredible. The Brexit ship is heading towards an iceberg and the captain has gone full speed - the effect of Brexit will be devastating for jobs, living standards, and our economy.
We won't let it happen; our voices will be heard. Proud to be marching alongside the masses for a People's Vote.
My favourite night of the year - BATCA Awards!
This is always a great chance to celebrate all the unsung heroes of Balham and Tooting, and tonight was no different. I had a fabulous time meeting and speaking with the award winners - it was a pleasure to be part of it again.
I am so moved by the incredible community I have always called home.
Such an incredible night watching all the fantastic performances at Tooting Gymnastics Club. All the children had so much fun and their confidence was amazing to see.
It was a real honour to be asked to speak, and I must admit I got choked seeing my two little ones perform in their first display - and I really did mean it when I asked if someone could teach me how to cartwheel.
It is heartbreaking to hear the reports coming out of New Zealand this morning - a barbaric act of terrorism. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected.
We heard poignant words from the Speaker in the Commons as we observed a one minute silence. "This sort of behaviour will never prevail, for it is fascist conduct. The notion that might is right, that if you're bestial enough, you'll get your own way. People who think that will have to be disabused of that notion. It will not happen."
Locally, some community leaders have been in touch concerned about safety at prayers today. I have spoken to the police to ensure that assistance will be provided. I take this opportunity to thank them for their help.
Today is the Spring Statement.
We urgently need to tackle violent crime by boosting police numbers. Over 70% of the Met's budget comes from the Government, and so every London Labour MP co-signed my letter to the Chancellor demanding more funding for the Met Police.
It is very disappointing that NO Conservative MP wanted to add their signature.
Happy International Women's Day!
This year I’ve been celebrating with local trailblazers. From entrepreneurs to editors, councillors to charity CEOs, Tooting has so many inspirational women. There were such inspiring discussions from our wonderful speakers and audience. It was great to hear so many women talking about their journeys to success.
I'm proud to work alongside each and every one of you.
It’s very easy to be reminded of why I love Tooting, and today was the perfect example of this.
‘Visit my Mosque Day’ at Balham Mosque was a fantastic community event. It was great to spend time here, sharing knowledge with open hearts and great food.
I’m already looking forward to the next one!
Today I was incredibly excited be bringing Google’s Digital Garage to The Trident Business Centre.
The tech professionals offered workshops for local people on ‘Social Media Strategy’, ‘creating a digital marketing plan’, and ‘making presentations for work’.
So many young people and local business owners benefited from this free training: gaining invaluable digital skills to help with studies, finding employment, and expanding existing businesses.
It was fantastic to be part of the International Women’s Day Panel at Ernest Bevin College this morning. The students were actively engaged with the discussions, asked insightful questions, and were clearly determined to be part of the change to create a more equal world.
I look forward to returning to continue the conversation soon!