Ibstock Brick

I recently visited Ibstock Brick in my constituency and had a very interesting tour of the site and a presentation about the work they do. Continue reading

Age Concern Summer Fair

Carlton Hill Age Concern always have a fantastic summer fair. Continue reading

National Citizen Service

Last week I was delighted to meet up with participants in the National Citizen Service programme being held at Nottingham University. Continue reading

Carlton Hill Pre-school timecapsule

I was delighted to help Carlton Hill Pre-school dig up their time capsule Continue reading

Resignation from the Shadow Cabinet

I made the decision yesterday to resign from the Shadow Cabinet.  I issued the following statement: Continue reading

Letter in Nottingham Post

My letter in today's Nottingham Post Continue reading

Carlton Central Juniors

Fantastic celebrations were held on Friday at the Carlton Central Junior School Continue reading

Vote Remain on 23rd June

On June 23rd Britain will make an extremely important decision - whether to Remain or Leave the European Union   The Tory divisions are overshadowing the real debate. The Labour Party overwhelmingly believes that we are better off remaining in the European Union.   Britain’s leadership in the European Union has helped our economy, strengthened our security and enhanced our influence in the world.   If Britain left the European Union it would hurt our economy and threaten the workers’ rights that the trade union movement and Labour have fought for. Those rights include maternity and paternity rights, equal pay, protections for agency workers and paid leave. A win for Brexit would mean these rights would be left at the mercy of the Tory Government - people like Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith, who dismiss our hard-won rights as nothing more than red tape. We can’t trust the Tories to be in charge of negotiating Britain’s exit – we can not rely on them to protect the rights of millions of people.   Labour will work with our allies in Europe to further strengthen workers’ rights and prevent wages being undercut.    As Labour MPs together we have expended countless hours campaigning for a better Britain, for a more hopeful future for all. We are united in campaigning for Britain to Remain in the European Union. On June 23rd please vote with us to Remain

EU Referendum Debate

Carlton Pentecostal Church, on Station Road in Carlton, is hosting a debate on the EU Referendum from 7 pm on Thursday 2nd June. The public are very welcome to attend.  Speakers will be Vernon Coaker, Robert Swift, Margot Parker and Francesco Lari.

Gedling's Got Talent 2016

I was delighted to help judge Gedling's Got Talent Continue reading