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

Youth Violence Commission

Chuka spoke at the launch of the Youth Violence Commission, a cross-party initiative that will work with young people, communities and experts, to better understand how violence manifests in young lives, and stop the cycle of violence impacting our young people.  Continue reading

Streatham Festival Family Fun Day

This afternoon Chuka joined local families and residents at the annual Streatham Festival Family Fun Day, for an afternoon of entertainment, performances from local schools, and food and craft stalls. Continue reading

Mountearl Gardens and Adare Walk estates

Chuka joined members of the Mountearl and Adare Tenants and Residents Association, along with the local Safer Neighbourhood team and Youth workers to discuss some of the main issues affecting residents living on the estate. Continue reading

Lambeth Youth Council

Chuka invited members of the Lambeth Youth Council and Lambeth’s Youth Mayor to the Houses of Parliament to meet with him to discuss issues affecting young people in Streatham and throughout Lambeth. Continue reading

southern Rail

Chuka has received hundreds of letters and emails from local Streatham residents and commuters using Southern Rail and Thameslink services (both operated by Govia Thameslink) in his constituency.  Continue reading

Dunraven School

Chuka visited Dunraven School in Streatham to speak with sixth form and younger students about politics and current issues. Many of the questions focused on the turbulence and fallout from the EU referendum and the divisiveness of the campaign.  Continue reading

EU referendum

On Thursday 23 June the UK voted to leave the European Union by 52% (17.4 million votes) to 48% (16.1 million votes). Responding to the result, Chuka said: "I am immensely proud to be the MP for Streatham, the area where I was raised and lived for many years.  Continue reading