Families are struggling against a tide of junk information on junk food.
Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it's critical to wellbeing.
Outsiders often have an insight that an insider doesn't quite have.
I knew what could happen to my son if he was sent to the wrong school and got in with the wrong crowd.
You can't defend the indefensible - anything you say sounds self-serving and hypocritical.
In Parliament we debate on and we decide the laws that are going to govern the country.
I'm a West Indian mum and West Indian mums will go to the wall for their children.
Tackling childhood obesity is key.
When fast food is not a treat but a dietary staple, the children surf the internet all day in dark corners of the room and are bombarded with latest gadgets. Things replace parental standards.
I don't think you can have pain and soul-searching doing the right thing for your child.
I was a postman one Christmas and I developed a morbid fear of dogs.
In politics, the people I most despise are those who have no values.
Finally, there's a sense in which I look at this Westminster village and London intelligentsia as an outsider.
My forebears refused to cut the sugar cane for plantation owners, and I am recognisably a product of that background.
My London constituency in Hackney has one of the highest levels of gun crime in the country. But the problem is no longer confined to inner city areas. Gun crime has spread to communities all over Britain.
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