Labour Councillor for Queen's Park, Westminster City Council / Prev @LDNIrishARC @Refugee_RE @UKParliament @Together4Yes Views my own, not my employer's

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Absolutely horrific. UK government can show its support for women's right to choose by making good on commitment to delivering full abortion services in Northern Ireland. Three years after parliament voted for decriminalisation, women in NI still being denied abortion services.
THE SUPREME COURT HAS OVERTURNED ROE V. WADE, ELIMINATING THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ABORTION. supremecourt.gov/opinions/21…
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Sending solidarity to women in the US today. Also hoping people in the UK will remember that there is a part of the UK, Northern Ireland, where women still can't access abortion freely. 161 women from Northern Ireland travelled to England and Wales for abortions in 2021.
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Nearly 3 years since the culmination of years of work to get one of the most draconian abortion bans in the world overturned - parliament voted by 332-99 in favour of @stellacreasy's amendment to decriminalise abortion in NI.
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So now women can't be sent to prison for abortion in NI (they could up until 2019!) but the DUP have continued to block hospitals and GPs getting abortion services up and running, so women still often have to take the plane or boat to England to get an abortion, even during covid
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In March, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland said the lack of abortion services in Northern Ireland was "unacceptable" and he was "prepared to use his powers to intervene" questions-statements.parliam…
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How much longer must women and girls in Northern Ireland wait? They had to wait 50 years after Abortion Act 1967 in England to stop being sent to prison for abortion. Now 3 years after Parliament voted for change they are still being forced on boats or planes to England. Enough!
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Result of the deferred division on NI abortion regulations: ayes 215 noes 70
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School summer holiday fun for young people? You-th got it! 🥳 We've made urgent funding available for orgs in Westminster that provide activities for young people aged 0–25 at risk of #HolidayHunger. The deadline to apply is Mon 20 June, 12 noon. 👇 westminster.gov.uk/children-…
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Look out for the wild animal show on Saturday, 2pm. Mozart Play Area👀🌿🦦 (Arrive 1.45 so you don't miss anything) w3w.co/zips.summer.improving Snacks - tshirt design - music - facepainting and henna!!! Nice little 2 hours @Hamza_Taouzzale @lovepaddington @QPCouncil @Caraquest
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Bizarre reaction to this tweet this morning from folks who think councils should rollover and accept whatever developers want to build. @CityWestminster is open for business but we're not compromising on affordable housing.
I'm very pleased that last night's new @CityWestminster major planning committee rejected Kilmuir House on Ebury Street in Belgravia. This new block would be 60 flats of which only four at affordable rents. That's just not good enough.
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Today marks 5 years since the #Grenfell Tower Fire. 5 years ago our lives changed forever. Join us at 4pm for the multi-faith memorial service at Grenfell Tower. Walk with us at 6:30pm from the Nottinghill Methodist Church. Today & always we remember our 72. Carry you always💚
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A corgi game, name the jubilee bear, bouncy castles on Ashmore Rd, Kilravock St and Fifth Avenue 🎉 Well done to everyone who brought people together today in Queen's Park! Elaine's holding a photo of the Coronation street party her mum organised in Paddington in 1952 🎉
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Shout out to @LondonFire for visiting, to @CityWestminster street cleaners for extra cleaning, to @RyanDalton28, @emmasweeneyuk, Sandra, Gill and all of @QPCouncil for helping to bring the community together and, @TheLexiCinema, Ida and @QPR and more for raffle prizes 👏👏
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And special mention to @Jillpoppygirl for great hat and corgi t-shirt 👏 #WestminsterCelebrates
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Pretty much everyone I spoke to had seen our Lord Mayor and Queen's Park councillor @Hamza_Taouzzale and @iman_less on TV in the royal box last night 😊
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There we have it, Queen’s Park Councillor @Caraquest absolutely ecstatic at her hoopla results at the Fifth Avenue Platinum Jubilee street party today 🎉 @QPCouncil @CityWestminster
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Thrilled to see Sarah Ewart has been recognised in the Queen's Honours list for fighting for changes to Northern Ireland's abortion law. Sarah Ewart OBE 👏 theguardian.com/uk-news/2022…
'I did it for myself and other women who are going to be affected by this' - Sarah Ewart reacts to High Court abortion ruling
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Help run Summer Festival! We are looking for a Temp Community Development Officer - three months. Ideal for someone entering/returning to work or seeking experience. Please email Shuwanna@queensparkcommunitycouncil.gov.uk for more information. Deadline Fri 10th Jun
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A welcome step from @BrandonLewis - nearly 3 years since decriminalisation, it is an absolute scandal that women in a part of the UK are still being denied basic healthcare.
In March, I committed to making regulations on abortion to ensure services become available in Northern Ireland. Today, I have laid a Written Ministerial Statement outlining the next steps I am taking to ensure this becomes a reality. My statement: questions-statements.parliam…
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