Entries by abena oppongasare

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Speaking up in Parliament for businesses and individuals struggling during the pandemic

On Wednesday 24 February I rose to the Opposition despatch box to give the closing statement for the Shadow Treasury’s Opposition Day Debate on ‘Supporting Businesses and Individuals Through the Coronavirus Crisis’. As your local MP and as Labour’s Shadow Exchequer Secretary I am determined to speak truth to power and provide a voice for […]

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Abena Oppong-Asare MP meets ovarian cancer survivors ahead of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

On Friday 12 February, I hosted a special virtual event with Target Ovarian Cancer, the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity, meeting with Erith and Thamesmead survivors of ovarian cancer to help raise awareness about the disease ahead of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in March. At the event we heard from Sue and Della, two inspirational […]

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8,710 jobs at risk in Erith and Thamesmead unless Chancellor delivers “smart” furlough scheme

Rishi Sunak’s “Plan for Jobs” has been a disaster.  Seven months after its launch, we’ve got record redundancies, soaring unemployment and the worst economic crisis of any major economy. Analysis by the Labour Party shows that as of late January 6845 people are claiming out of work benefits and 8,710 people are still on furlough […]

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Small Business Saturday Constituency Tour

Usually Small Business Saturday would be a day of celebration of the our great high streets and community businesses. This year has been tremendously difficult for businesses and my whistle stop tour of the constituency highlighted just how difficult this year has been. Small Business Saturday occurs every year on the first Saturday in December. […]

Newcomer MP of the Year Award

On Wednesday 2nd December I was awarded the Newcomer MP of the Year Award by the Patchwork Foundation.  MP of the Year Awards seek to celebrate and recognise those MPs that uphold the ethos and values of the Patchwork Foundation; to champion underrepresented, minority or disadvantaged communities in the UK. The awards are adjudicated on […]

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Update on London COVID-19 restrictions

London has been placed into Tier two COVID restrictions in response to the rising number of cases. I met with Government Ministers and Scientific Advisors today, 15th October, and can assure you that the following information is up to date and correct. Please be advised that these restrictions apply to all constituents in Erith and Thamesmead. We […]