Keir Starmer

Week Update 13th May 2016

The Dubs amendment on child refugees finally succeeds, Sadiq’s first week, a non answer from the PM on housing, showing racism the red card at Arsenal, the Kentish Town Neighbourhood Plan, Food Banks and more. Continue reading

Weekly Update 7th May 2016

A varied and busy week, ending with a superb victory for Sadiq Khan in London! Continue reading

Weekly update 29th April 2016

What a week! Fighting to get the government to take 3000 stranded refugee children from Europe, the Hillsborough inquest verdicts and the suspension of Ken Livingstone.  Before I get down to explaining what’s taken place over the last week I just wanted to share with you this photograph from the Primary Career Conference organised for 26 schools at the British Library.  What an inspirational, fun event! Helping these pupils begin to think about their futures…more below.   Continue reading

Weekly Update 22nd April 2016

Most of my Parliamentary work this week has centred on the Investigatory Powers Bill, which is still grinding its way through its committee stage – clause by clause.  Rather than detailing this important but technical work I thought I would let you know about the rest of my week: my tour to Colchester, Ipswich and Cambridge (mentioned in my previous diary) fighting HS2 and meeting some really inspiring members of our community! Continue reading

Immigration and Refugees: Listening and learning in Colchester, Ipswich and Cambridge

On Friday I was in the East of England – as part of my tour to hear from and discuss issues concerning immigration and refugees, who are part of my brief.   I’ve been to Scotland, Northern Ireland and across the North of England. Other destinations are in the planning.   It’s been fascinating and I have learnt a great deal. But I thought I would share some images of what one day includes.   Hectic and tiring, but well worth it! Continue reading

Weekly update 15th April 2016

Work on the investigatory powers bill continued and the London Mayoral campaign rolls on. That, and more, this week. Continue reading

Weekly update 8th April 2016

It’s been a week of working from home. Not because Parliament is in recess, but because of a torn ligament in my knee. Very frustrating. I have had to cancel events. But being cooped up at home has had its advantages, and we have managed to register a glorious and quite unexpected victory! But please read on…   Continue reading

Weekly update 25th March 2016

This week was dominated by the HS2 Bill, which I voted against on Wednesday. It also included campaigning for the London elections, the start of the next stage of the Investigatory Powers Bill and a campaign to support local cafés in Hampstead Heath. Continue reading

Weekly update 18th March 2016

A bit of just about everything this week! A weak and speculative budget, the Investigatory Powers Bill and lots of discussions and meetings about refugee and immigration in Camden and Sheffield.  Continue reading

Weekly update 11th March 2016

This week was dominated by debates, visits and speeches on Immigration, but it also included a welcome Commons defeat for the Government and a great fundraising evening for Sadiq at the London Aquarium. Continue reading