I didn’t become an MP to spend all of my time at Westminster. Whilst my time in the house allows me to push forward bills to provoke change, I believe it is equally as important to be getting out In Gedling, and stuck into as much local campaigning as possible.
Some of the events I have attended in the past month include charity fundraisers, Labour nights, case working and more.
The Bring-A-Bag Cabaret
This charity fundraiser was hosted by local song-writing duo Martin Lloyd Penny and Dave Machell. Admission for the event was a bag of groceries, to go towards Netherfield Food Bank. The event was for the worthy local cause of Hope Nottingham, a Christian charity who are working all around Nottinghamshire to serve those in need.
It was great to see so many people working together to promote awareness for the most vulnerable in our community.
Labour Quiz and Chips Night
It was wonderful to end such a great constituency day at The Labour Quiz at Chips night. With over 100 people attending, it was a great chance for me to meet up with constituents, fundraise for local causes, and have a great night of fun.
Thanks to Neil Kendrick and The Inn for a Penny for a fantastic evening.
Out Campaigning in Arnold
I joined forces with Councillors Pauline Allan and Michael Payne to get out and assist with case working in North Arnold, talking to concerned citizens about the Budget, and cuts around schools, healthcare, social care and more. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, as per usual, we had a wonderful reception from the public.
Priory Junior School and All Hallows School – World Book Day
I was fortunate enough to be invited to not one, but two of our fantastic schools for World Book Day (March 2nd). As a former teacher, education of our children is one of my top priorities. With the looming Tory Grammar School fund, there needs to be more of a focus on our schools now than ever.
I was able to meet with imaginative students as well as dedicated teachers, and enjoy this occasion to celebrate creativity and education.