In My View: Helen Hayes MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

Next week schools across South London return after a well-earned break for pupils, teachers and school staff who have all worked so hard in very difficult circumstances over the last 18 months during the Covid-19 pandemic. My congratulations to pupils and the parents, teachers and support staff who have supported them on the fantastic GCSE, BTEC and A-level results achieved.

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In My View: Harriet Harman, MP for Camberwell and Peckham

Grenfell was a disaster because of unsafe cladding and so obviously it was right for all high rise buildings to be checked and dangerous cladding replaced. But years later the problems are far from solved and many local people have had their lives put on hold as they are unable to move out of their flats because they can’t sell them as they can’t get the certificate that is required to show that their cladding is safe.

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In My View: Florence Eshalomi, MP for Vauxhall

When the England men’s football team captured the nation’s imagination by reaching its first major tournament final since 1966, their success gave our country a badly needed boost, and a reminder of how much we all need moments of shared joy after 18 months of lockdowns. But Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka faced an onslaught of racist abuse on social media when all three footballers missed their penalties in the final.

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In My View: Vicky Foxcroft, MP for Lewisham Deptford

As an MP, I am often approached by constituents who have been let down by the criminal justice system. Some of the most harrowing of these cases involve rape and serious sexual violence. Unbelievably, only one in 60 rape cases recorded by the police last year resulted in a suspect being charged and 44 per cent of rape victims end up pulling out of their case before the trial begins.

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In My View: Marsha de Cordova, MP for Battersea

As lockdown slowly and safely lifts across London, we are all glad to be enjoying life again. But we cannot forget the hugely unequal impact the pandemic and the economic consequences it is having on different groups of people. That’s why, on the anniversary of Labour’s Equal Pay Act, I called on the government to do more to protect and promote gender equality in the recovery from the pandemic.

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