In his speech at the Conservative Party conference, Boris Johnson talked at length about the influence of "Global Britain". But where is this influence when it comes to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe? For once the foreign secretary should stop grandstanding and knuckle down to the real work of securing my constituent's freedom from an Iranian prison cell. Getting one young Hampstead mother out of jail might not be the kind of glorious, earth-shattering diplomatic triumph that Mr Johnson dreams of. But it would mean a huge amount to the people caught up in this nightmare.
Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn
Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn
I have been around online abuse for years, as have the majority of other politicians, and I couldn't fathom how people weren't aware of the scale of trolling. It happens right under everyone's noses, in clear daylight. Why does it take something so extreme, so abhorrent, such as Jess Philips MP and her band of demented abusers threatening to rape her, for other users to sit up and react?
09/06/2016 16:48 BST
I want to make clear that whatever the outcome of the discussions, I will be voting against Syrian intervention. For some, air strikes in Syria can be justified solely on the basis that we are already launching air strikes against the same foe in Iraq. This vote, in their minds, is a mere extension of the war against ISIL to another country.
01/12/2015 09:44 GMT
This affront to our legal system is plain for all to see. Michael Gove must make good on his promise and listen to the cries of judges, barristers, magistrates and - most importantly - the vulnerable. There may be a need to save costs, but this is a price too high to pay.
20/11/2015 14:07 GMT
We were out together recently, when Donald, a man in his mid-40s, showed us round a crowded studio flat with three beds in the same open space and damp on the walls. It's not politics to him, but it's politics to us - and he wants his councillors and his future MP to help. This is where politics meets reality.
05/05/2015 17:54 BST
I started to ponder - where is the fine line between free speech and hate speech? Even if someone is allowed to say something, should I, through engaging with them, help to legitimise views I think damage the community I work hard to protect?
09/12/2012 23:42 GMT
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