This year's Conference has been a fantastic opportunity for the Labour party and important campaigns to come together and work on plans for the future. I have had the opportunity to meet and support a number of campaigns including Trades Union Congress (TUC) with their dying to work campaign, fighting to provide rights to those with terminal illness, Respect for Animals in their mission to eradicate the fur trade, I was able to meet with The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK) to hear about their training campaign and with the Fire Brigades National Union, to discuss the proper funding they desperately need to keep up their brave work.Continue reading
Yesterday I attended another IFAW campaign event to promote ending the illegal ivory trade. Whilst steps have been taken, the ivory trade is still very much in existence throughout the UK and the world. around 100,000 elephants were killed by poachers between 2010 and 2012, that is a rate of around one elephant every fifteen minutes.Continue reading
I am pleased to announce that I have been elected Co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, alongside Co-chair Baroness Butler-Sloss and Vice Chairs Jess Phillips, Andrew Selous and Sarah Champion.Continue reading
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