Ealing has always been my home, and my family’s home. I have genuinely loved serving as your MP since 2015. It’s incredibly gratifying to help people out and change lives, no two days are the same. Over the past two years I have dealt with more than 26,000 problems and issues brought to me by my constituents – on diverse topics including the difficulties people face getting on the housing ladder to the way the Tories attempt to balance the books on the backs of society’s most vulnerable.

In 2016, the people of Ealing and Acton voted by 72% to remain in the EU. I gave them my word that I would never vote for anything which would damage their livelihoods and living standards. As a democrat and a politician of integrity I voted against the Triggering of Article 50 and broke the whip defying the Labour leadership and Theresa May on a number of cross party amendments. I have continued to support a People’s Vote, speaking numerous times in the house and making it clear across TV and radio appearances. I was proud to march with 700,000 other British individuals on October 20th to show the Conservative government that the people want a fair second referendum in light of an illegal leave campaign!

At Westminster, I have spoken in the House of Commons more than 650 times since May 2015. I was previously serving as a Shadow Home Affairs Minister, and secured a review of the transparency – or lack of it – in the tax arrangements of British overseas territories. I also secured a three-hour debate on the consequences of Brexit for overseas students. As a former university teacher, I know what value they bring, and how important it is that they have a positive idea of Britain when they go home.

“Last year the people of Ealing and Acton voted by 72% to remain in the EU. I gave them my word that I would never vote for anything which would damage their livelihoods and living standards”.

It has been a priority for me to focus on local issues as I was born at Queen Charlotte’s in Hammersmith in 1972, and grew up on Lynwood Road, not far from Western Avenue. I attended Montpelier Primary School and then Ealing and Notting Hill High School before Cambridge University. I am raising my young family here, part of three generations of the Huq family in Ealing. Both my parents came to Ealing in the 1960s: my mum worked for BT on the Uxbridge Road, and my dad for the Prudential in Holborn. I am thankful for how this area has helped shape and support me and my family and have been honoured to serve as its MP.

Recently, my big fights include stopping a Tory Brexit; saving our NHS; opposing the ever growing post-office closures, Acton being its most recent victim; campaigning to make our air safe- and therefore to continue to speak out against the expansion of Heathrow– and protect our environment; and to continue the fight for more affordable homes in Ealing Central & Acton. I have also been campaigning for a change of law surrounding abortion clinic buffer zones, especially within Ealing. The protection of women and their psychological wellbeing should be paramount and our legislation should reflect this.

In 2017, we increased our majority 50 fold against the Conservative candidate. I am thankful to be able to support the community that raised me and whatever happens in the rest of the country, it is essential that we hold on to the values that have made Ealing and Acton such a great place to live. With your help, I want to continue to represent this community, whoever you are, wherever you may have come from, and make Ealing and Acton a better place to be.

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