Entries by abena oppongasare

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Government and employers must act in response to the death of Belly Mujinga

I have received a huge amount of emails requesting a thorough investigation into the deeply saddening death of Belly Mujinga. Belly Mujinga worked on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, ensuring that transport could remain operational for key workers throughout the crisis. News of Ms Mujinga’s death has raised some very serious and concerning […]

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Monthly Newsletter – May 2020

Throughout May I’ve been active in Parliament and the constituency helping represent issues that matter to you. I’ve received hundreds of emails campaigning for better Covid-19 support measures, support for businesses, issues around schools re-opening, safety measures at work and much more. I am looking forward to getting back into the constituency but during lockdown […]

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Parents asked for their views on schools re-opening in Erith and Thamesmead

Parents, teachers and unions in Erith and Thamesmead have raised concerns about plans to re-open schools to students in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, starting next week. I’m eager to hear your views as parents and carers of school ages children which is why I have launched a survey to understand constituents’ feelings around […]

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Know your rights at work during Covid-19

On Monday 11th May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, announced that lockdown measures would be eased. Since then I have been receiving emails from constituents asking for clarification on the updated rules and with concerns regarding returning to work. It was irresponsible for Boris Johnson to suggest that lockdown measures had been eased without offering specific […]

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MP tackles Covid-19 casework

Labour MP for Erith and Thamesmead, Abena Oppong-Asare, updates local people on her work to address their concerns about Covid-19.   March saw the takeover of our lives, news and parliamentary business with Covid-19. This led to lockdown by the government and myself and my office are working from our respective homes. My team and […]

MP calls for action to improve cancer diagnosis

Erith and Thamesmead MP Abena Oppong-Asare used Ministerial question time in Parliament to call for faster cancer diagnosis. Abena raised the issue of ovarian cancer diagnosis for women with Health Minister Jo Churchill in Parliament today, asking the Minister to ensure that women referred are diagnosed our ruled out within 28 days in line with […]

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Minister challenged to name handover date for Southeastern

Erith and Thamesmead MP Abena Oppong-Asare challenged Transport Ministers to name a handover date for Southeastern services to TfL. Abena put the question to Ministers at Transport Question time in Parliament following delays which have angered local passengers eager to see the service improved. Abena said “We all know that there are huge transport issues […]