How I Can Help
My role as an Member of Parliament (MP) involves examining the work of the Government and holding them to account by challenging their proposals. This can include raising issues affecting constituents, scrutinising legislation, attending debates and voting on new laws. I also serve on the Justice Select Committee which works to improve the way the Justice system is run.
Another important part of my role is to act as an advocate and spokesperson for Lewisham West & Penge in Westminster. This means I am very active locally visiting schools, community organisations, attending functions and meeting with local businesses & charities. This all helps to give me further insight and context into issues that I may debate on in Parliament.
As an MP, I can help constituents with matters relating to functions of central government departments, such as education, healthcare, policing, immigration and passports, citizenship, social security and pensions, taxation and tax credits and student finance.
There are some issues which fall under the control of Local Government rather than Parliament, and your local ward Councillors are likely to be best placed to assist you in matters not directly in my remit. These include matters such as street cleaning, refuse collection, street lighting, pavements, trees, noise complaints, local planning and parking. You can find your local Councillor here if you live in Lewisham and here if you live in Bromley.
If you have an issue you want to raise with me, the best way to get in touch is by email or post, you can find my contact details here. I also hold ‘advice surgeries’ in the constituency, where constituents can come along to discuss an issue that is affecting them. Very often I progress your issue without you needing to attend an advice surgery in person. However, if you would like to attend an advice surgery, please get in contact with me to provide some context to your enquiry and if it requires a meeting my team can then book a place for you as soon as possible.