Local News

Parliament Square Encampment

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act, which gained Royal Assent earlier this year, will prohibit people from camping in gardens and pavement in the middle of Parliament Square.

West End Parking Changes

Westminster City Council is set to abolish free parking on single yellow lines and in bays in the West End between 6.30pm and midnight from Monday to Saturday and 1pm and 6pm on Sundays. The Council advises that this decision has been made in order to ease congestion in W1.

Supporting St Mungo’s

Last Monday I helped launch an exhibition in the House of Commons to celebrate St Mungo’s fortieth anniversary and their latest project, Street Stories.

Visit to Crossrail HQ

At £17 billion Crossrail is a costly but necessary cog in the UK’s plan for economic growth for the decades ahead. Rather than continually tinkering at the edges, Crossrail is a visionary project aimed at tackling the Capital’s interconnected transport problems.

Mark opens Paxton & Whitfield

Mark visited artisan cheesemonger, Paxton & Whitfield, this morning to open their new flagship shop Jermyn Street, along with Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Susie Burbridge.

Gaby’s Deli

Gaby's Deli Since 1965, Londoners and visitors alike have savoured the salt beef and fluffy falafel served up by Gaby’s Deli on Charing Cross Road.

A new member of the Field family

Mark and his wife, Vicki, are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Arabella Matilda Catherine, on Saturday morning, 18 June at St Mary’s, Paddington. Arabella weighed in at a healthy 6lbs 6oz and the family is thrilled to have a baby sister for Frederick.

Visit to Barclays

With a residential population of just under 70 000 but with a daily workforce close on one million, my constituency mailbag is regularly filled with letters from business folk, often from small or medium-sized companies.

Sir Simon Milton (1961-2011)

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Sir Simon Milton, London’s Deputy Mayor, yesterday evening (11 April).

Last Weekend’s Violent Disturbances in London

As the local constituency MP for central London, I share much of the disgust felt by any right thinking person following the violence and damage to property perpetrated by a small minority of breakaway protestors during the Trade Union Congress (TUC) march on Saturday.