Employment tribunal fees

Chuka has spoken out against Tory attempts to rob working people of their ability to be treated fairly and properly rewarded in the workplace, standing in the way of people enforcing their rights in a court of law. Continue reading

Christmas Lights Switch-on

Chuka joined the Mayor of Lambeth and the Snow Queen to turn on Streatham’s Christmas Lights. Once again, Streatham’s Business Improvement District put on an impressive show with a Winter market, Santa’s grotto, and live music and carols. Continue reading

Small Business Saturday

  Chuka visited local businesses in Streatham to promote and celebrate Small Business Saturday. Chuka helped bring Small Business Saturday to the UK when he was Shadow Business Secretary, having noticed how much support had been generated by the campaign in the US. Continue reading

Streatham Transport Question Time

Chuka joined a panel of representatives from the transport sector and local government for Streatham Action’s public meeting on Streatham’s Transport infrastructure. Questions from the audience focused on the poor service provided by Southern Rail and Thameslink, which serve all three of Streatham’s stations. Continue reading

Spires Streetlink project

This afternoon Chuka visited Streatham-based charity Spires, of which he is patron, for an informative discussion with their women’s outreach team. The charity is doing vital work supporting homeless people and vulnerable women, with holistic services which attend to their complex needs.  Continue reading

Richard Atkins Primary School

Chuka was invited to visit Richard Atkins Primary School near Clapham Park estate to give an assembly, and meet the Children’s Committee to answer their questions and learn about how they are helping to improve their school. Continue reading

St Margaret the Queen Community Regeneration Project

Chuka joined The Reverend Gareth Powell at his family’s old church, St Margaret the Queen, to review their regeneration plans ahead of an open day for the public on 19 November. The project will create a community hub for local charities, social enterprises and businesses, as well as a place of worship and small housing development. Continue reading

Small Business Saturday

To help promote this years’ Small Business Saturday - taking place on Saturday 3rd December - Chuka visited several local small businesses in Streatham to find out more about what they do and go back to the shop floor. Continue reading

Streatham Youth and Community Trust

Chuka caught up with Streatham Youth and Community Trust at the Streatham Vale Play Club, to discuss the Trust’s programs and activities, the priorities for young people and children in Streatham, as well as improved partnership working across the sector. Continue reading

La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School

Chuka visited La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School for a workshop with students on current affairs and how politics affects their lives. Some of this issues students talked to Chuka about included racism and BAME representation, youth violence, Brexit, and the US Presidential Election. Continue reading