In Parliament

Your voice in Parliament

In my maiden speech (which you can watch here), I spoke about my pride in representing our beautiful and diverse community of Erith and Thamesmead in Parliament, with its rich history and exciting future, and in that speech and my activity locally and in Parliament since then I have laid out some of my priorities as communicated by you:
  • Bringing the DLR to Thamesmead and improving local transport links
  • Improving local housing and ending homelessness
  • Tackling the threat of climate change and protecting our environment
  • Addressing concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Fighting to improve our schools and invest in education

I’ll be using every opportunity I can to raise these and other issues which matter to you in Parliament, with Ministers, including through my role as a member of Parliament’s Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee and as a member of Labour’s Shadow Treasury team. You can see my speeches, interventions and questions in Parliament below, along with the work of my select committee.

Abena’s Parliamentary Appearances

Parliamentary select committees

A Select Committee is made up of a group of Members of Parliament from across the different political parties. They scrutinise Government policy in their area of authority. Select Committees pick areas of interest, call expert witnesses, ask questions of Ministers and publish reports with their findings and recommendations. See the work of Abena and her colleagues on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee in this Parliament below.

Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee

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