Proportional Representation

A cross party group of MPs who support reform of Westminster's First Past the Post electoral system are to come together to launch a group in the House of Commons to campaign for the adoption of a proportional representation voting system for General Elections. Continue reading

Clapham Park Foodbank

Chuka today visited the Clapham Park Foodbank - part of the Trussell Trust network - to drop off some bags of food and meet the amazing volunteers helping members of our community who have fallen on hard times. Continue reading

Lambeth Academy

This afternoon Chuka joined students at Lambeth Academy who are participating in the school’s new Scholars Programme for a seminar on politics, electoral reform and life as an MP.  The programme is aimed at raising the aspirations of some of Lambeth Academy’s brightest students, Continue reading

Anti-apartheid heroes

Chuka today welcomed Denis Goldberg, a hero of the anti-apartheid struggle, and Maki Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s daughter, to Streatham. Denis Goldberg is one of the three surviving Rivonia Trial defendants. All three were sentenced to life imprisonment and served 74 years between them. Continue reading

A23 Safety Walk

The safety of both pedestrians and road users along the A23 is a major concern to many local residents.  Tragically incidents are far too frequent along this extremely busy commuter route and thriving High Road.  Continue reading

Southern Trains “appalling" service

Chuka has blasted Southern Trains and Network Rail for providing a terrible services to commuters and called on the Transport Secretary to give an urgent statement on what he will do to force the companies to improve services dogged by delays and cancellations. Continue reading

Streatham Post Office

With only ten days until Christmas, Chuka this morning visited the team at the Streatham Royal Mail Delivery Office on Prentis Road to thank them for their hard work and see how preparations are going ahead of their busiest time of year.  Continue reading

Christmas Lights Switch-on

This evening Chuka joined the Mayor of Lambeth and Gogglebox stars Sandy and Sandra at Babington Plaza for the Streatham Christmas Lights switch-on! The event was a huge success with hundreds of local residents and many local businesses and charities taking part.  Continue reading

School Christmas Fairs

This afternoon Chuka had the pleasure of visiting a number of local primary schools throughout his constituency - including Telferscot Primary, Henry Cavendish Primary and Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Primary -  for their annual Christmas Fairs.  Continue reading

Small Business Saturday

Today is Small Business Saturday - a day devoted to supporting and celebrating our small firms and the amazing contribution that they make to our economy and local communities. Originally an American concept, Chuka led a grassroots campaign three years ago to bring it to the UK. Continue reading