Archive for category: Campaigning

Childcare Vouchers

Childcare Vouchers

January 23, 2018 at 3:20 pm

The Government is currently altering the way in which Childcare support is provided to parents across the country. They are in the process of rolling out tax free childcare, a scheme intended to replace the current offer of childcare vouchers. Though I welcome the extension of any childcare support for […]

 
Middle Levels

Middle Levels

January 19, 2018 at 3:14 pm

Private Bills are introduced when a change in the law is required for matters that apply to specific individuals or organisations, rather than the general public. Those affected by changes within such a Bill can petition Parliament against the proposed Bill. They do so by presenting their objections to committees […]

 
Passport Campaign Update

Passport Campaign Update

January 16, 2018 at 11:10 am

Residents may be familiar with my campaign to introduce both parents’ names to children’s passports. Hundreds of thousands of parents have been stopped at our border in the past five years to prove they are related to their child, and I believe a simple modification of the passports could prevent […]

 
Foreign Office questions – #FreeNazanin

Foreign Office questions – #FreeNazanin

January 9, 2018 at 6:01 pm

Before Christmas, the Foreign Secretary told both Richard Ratcliffe and myself that he would “leave no stone unturned” in his efforts to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe. Unfortunately, the welcome change of step from the Government proved unable to ensure her freedom. With Nazanin now eligible for parole […]

 
Debate – Both parents’ names on passports

Debate – Both parents’ names on passports

December 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Today in Parliament, I led a debate on the campaign to include both parents’ names in children’s passports. I highlighted just a few examples of the hundreds of thousands of parents who have been stopped at the border in the past five years to prove they are related to their […]