Telferscot Primary School

Chuka joined the Leader of Lambeth Council, Councillor Lib Peck, and Lambeth’s Mayor, Councillor Saleha Jaffer, to open Telferscot Primary School’s brand new building. Continue reading

St Michael’s Fellowship Reception

Chuka hosted a Reception in the House of Commons to honour and showcase St Michael’s Fellowship, a Streatham-based charity which works with disadvantaged families in Lambeth, and across London and the UK.  Continue reading

Letter to Government on Southern Rail

Together with the leader of Lambeth Council, Lib Peck, Chuka has written urgently to Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, seeking clarification about plans to transfer control of Southern Rail services to Transport for London. Continue reading

Black Cultural Archives

This Black History Month, Chuka caught up with the latest at the Black Cultural Archives (BCA). This included the BCA’s work with local schools on projects of identity and heritage, and building the confidence of young BAME people. Continue reading

Bishop Thomas Grant School

Chuka visited Bishop Thomas Grant School to speak with sixth formers about politics and current issues. Sixth form politics and history students put their questions to Chuka about lowering the voting age to 16, Brexit and the labour party. Continue reading

South London Islamic Centre

Chuka visited the South London Islamic Centre to discuss plans to redevelop their site to better serve worshippers and the local community. Residents have been sharing their views on the proposals during a public consultation which will be followed by a statutory consultation once a planning application has been made. Continue reading

Woodmansterne Primary School

Chuka visited Woodmansterne Primary School to meet their new Executive Head and meet with students running to be elected to the Student Council.  Chuka caught up with the school about the new primary building currently under construction, and the secondary provision which is due to open on-site in 2017. Continue reading

Clapham Park Estate

Chuka visited Clapham Park Estate to discuss progress on the large-scale redevelopment of the estate and residents’ homes. Meeting with local resident representatives and Metropolitan Housing Trust’s Director of Development, Chuka saw first-hand the headway that has been made since his last visit. Continue reading

Youth Violence and Exploitation prevention

Chuka visited Safer London to talk to the team about their programs in Lambeth and across London which are aimed at preventing youth violence and working with young people affected by violence, vulnerability and exploitation. Continue reading

Debate on Govia Thameslink

With Southern Rail, run by Govia Thameslink (GTR), repeatedly failing to meet their targets for punctuality and service Chuka spoke out in a Westminster Hall debate in the House of Commons on this and called for action.  Continue reading