Archive for category: Campaigning

EU Withdrawal Bill

EU Withdrawal Bill

November 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

Today, Parliament will begin debating the next stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill. As residents will be aware, I joined my Labour Party colleagues in voting against the Bill at Second Reading. I believe the Bill constituted a brazen power grab by Ministers who seem to be doing everything possible […]

 
Statement from Tulip Siddiq MP on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – Foreign Secretary must retract his comments

Statement from Tulip Siddiq MP on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – Foreign Secretary must retract his comments

November 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Tulip Siddiq MP said: “The Foreign Secretary must immediately retract his comments to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee regarding my constituent Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. In Nazanin’s case, words have power. The Government are aware of this, as for the last 19 months they have refused to call for Nazanin’s release from […]

 
Terror attack in Mogadishu

Terror attack in Mogadishu

October 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Last Saturday, we witnessed a terrible attack upon the Somali people in Mogadishu, which claimed the lives of over 300 people and injured hundreds more. The scale of the attack makes it one of the most lethal terrorist attacks anywhere in the world for many years. I was devastated to […]

 
Unaccompanied child refugees

Unaccompanied child refugees

September 11, 2017 at 2:32 pm

It is clear that we need to improve the measures in place to protect the unaccompanied child refugees that come to the UK seeking our protection. Unfortunately, nearly a year has passed since the Government committed to publishing a strategy to better safeguard vulnerable, separated children. Upon arrival in the […]

 
Urgent Question: Government’s 30 hours of childcare pledge unravels

Urgent Question: Government’s 30 hours of childcare pledge unravels

September 6, 2017 at 4:20 pm

I recently had the privilege to serve as Shadow Minister for Early Years – Labour’s frontbench spokesperson on the issue. Throughout my tenure, I consistently raised the funding challenges facing nurseries across the country. I warned that a toxic combination of pressures – such as increased business rates, running costs […]