Albert Kennedy Trust - LGBT Youth

  Last week I met with The Albert Kennedy Trust. This is an LGBT youth homelessness charity: providing safe homes, mentoring, training, advocacy and support to young people who are homeless or living in a hostile environment after coming out to their parents, care givers and peers. Continue reading

League Against Cruel Sports

   Yesterday I was proud to attend the League Against Cruel Sports reception in Parliament. I feel extremely strongly about animal welfare, it is a hugely important issue to me and one I have sought to champion. Continue reading

The Tories have backed out of their electric train promise

  The Tories have reneged on their promise to electrify the Midlands mainline. This announcement was sneaked out today on the final day of Parliament before the summer recess. After years of broken promises, they have decided to scrap it completely. Continue reading

Pledge for the Environment

We only have one planet, and we must do everything in our power to work towards a more sustainable future.I pledge to do my part by actively challenging the Government for greener policies, pushing for ethical treatment of animals and a stronger focus on building a greener environment for our children. Continue reading

Latest Refugee Question

Today I stood up in the house to ask the Minister for Immigration his views on the treatment of refugees who despite having had to flee the horrors of war, are being treated as though they are here of their own volition. Continue reading

IFAW Ivory Surrender Event

Yesterday I attended an event to support a new Ivory surrender launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade. Continue reading

Anthony Nolan Summer Reception

I was delighted to attend the APPG on Stem Cell Transplantation. The APPG is committed to realising awareness of stem cell transplantation in Parliament and beyond. They work closely alongside Anthony Nolan - who provide patients with matching donors from their stem cell donor register supporting patients and their families throughout their transplant journey. Continue reading

Human Trafficking Foundation Launch

Last Thursday I attended the launch of a new report, Nobody Deserves To Live This Way, by my colleague Fiona Mactaggart and Baroness Butler-Sloss. Continue reading

Send my Friend to School

Today I met with two of my constituents, year 9 students Ella Foster and Ella Henry, from Carlton Le Willows Academy. They were part of the Send My Friend to School campaign.  Continue reading

United Against Dementia

Earlier this week I attended an Alzheimer’s Society event for parliamentarians to learn more about the issues affecting people with dementia. There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and it is the 21st Century’s biggest killer. Continue reading