Monthly Archives: January 2013

My first speech in the House of Commons

An MP’s first speech is known as their maiden speech.  I gave mine on Tuesday 11 December, a week after being sworn in.  It’s traditional to pay tribute to your predecessor, to your constituency, and to lay down some markers … Continue reading

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My blog’s moving to Croydon North

In November I had the great honour of being elected as Member of Parliament for Croydon North.  I immediately resigned as Leader of Lambeth Council so that I can focus on my new duties representing the people who chose me … Continue reading

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