Tories have deserted energy cap promise

    The Conservatives have deserted their promise of the energy price cap they stated in their manifesto, and now it has been confirmed that British Gas will be raising their prices. Continue reading

Passchendaele 100 Years

Today we commemorate the brave men and women from all over the world, both on the front line and in the hospitals who died in the third Battle of Passchendaele, which commenced on this day 100 years ago. Continue reading

NHS Staffing Crisis

    The NHS is under unprecedented financial pressure and is struggling to cope with filling staff vacancies. This is leading to excessive sums being spent on agency staff. More than 86,000 posts were vacant between January 2017 and March 2017. Continue reading

Union Ends Tribunal Fees

    It is fantastic that Unison has won the legal case that now means an end to employment tribunal fees and a reimbursement for the £27m that has been paid by employees in a variety of workplace issue cases since 2013. Continue reading

Gedling Borough Arts Festival

Last weekend was full of entertainment all over the constituency as part of the second Gedling Borough Arts Festival 2017. On Friday evening, I had a fantastic time as one of the judges for the Gedling’s Got Talent competition. Thank you to everyone who came to view, and congratulations to all who participated. Continue reading

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