Local Flooding

Recent days have seen the sun and warm weather emphatically punctuated by torrential rain and lightning storms which have, unfortunately, led to some basement flooding in the SW1 area.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Yesterday on the floor of the House, Mark gave a speech in response to a debate tabled by Siobhain McDonagh MP regarding the persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslim Communities in countries around the world. You can read the debate in full on Hansard here.


Christians Overseas

Yesterday, Mark responded on behalf of the Government in his role as Minister for Asia and the Pacific in the Westminster Hall debate tabled by Chris Philp MP regarding the persecution of Christians overseas. To read the whole debate on Hansard, please click here.


Millicent Fawcett Arrives in Parliament Square

Today was a momentous day in the story of British democracy as we saw the unveiling of Parliament Square’s first statue of a woman; the suffragist, Dame Millicent Fawcett.

Meeting with Borough Commander Ch Supt Rob Jones

Following on from yesterday’s Youth Violence Commission meeting, I met with the new Borough Commander, Chief Superintended Rob Jones, for an introductory chat to discuss the merging of Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea in to the Central West Basic Command Unit (BC

The Rights of the Windrush Generation

This week, the Home Secretary released an unequivocal statement on the right of the Windrush generation to remain here in the UK.

Syria Vote

Yesterday, the House voted in favour of military action in Syria following the chemical weapons attack that took place in Douma on 7 April. This was a barbaric attack, costing the lives of up to 75 people, including young children, with as many as 500 further casualties.