Archive for category: Campaigning

International Women’s Day – VICE UK Event

International Women’s Day – VICE UK Event

March 9, 2017 at 11:50 am

In addition to my contributions in Parliament, I was pleased to mark International Women’s Day 2017 by joining a panel hosted by Vice UK. The event at the Picturehouse Central in Piccadilly saw the launch of ‘WOMAN,’ a revolutionary show about global womanhood and gender-based violence, to VICELAND (Vice’s TV […]

 
International Women’s Day – #FreeNazanin

International Women’s Day – #FreeNazanin

March 8, 2017 at 11:27 am

In today’s International Women’s Day debate in Westminster, I was proud to focus on my constituent, charity worker, mother and wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who was detained upon her arrival at Iran’s Khomeini airport back in April 2016. She has been handed a five-year jail sentence, following spurious charges of espionage […]

 
Donald Trump State Visit debate

Donald Trump State Visit debate

February 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Today in Westminster, I spoke against the decision to invite Donald Trump to the UK on a state visit. I believe that the decision is premature, undeserved and out of keeping with British values. I believe state visits should be earned rather than expected, and that they should be a […]

 
Prime Minister’s Questions – #FreeNazanin

Prime Minister’s Questions – #FreeNazanin

November 23, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Today at Prime Minister’s Questions, I asked Theresa May to explain what her Government is doing to help bring Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe home from Iran, where she is being arbitrarily detained. In April Nazanin was arrested by the Iranian Authorities upon arriving in Tehran for a routine trip to visit […]

 
#FreeNazanin – Letter to Boris Johnson from MPs and Peers

#FreeNazanin – Letter to Boris Johnson from MPs and Peers

November 8, 2016 at 5:35 pm

On 24 October, I hand delivered a letter which I wrote to the Foreign Scretary Boris Johnson, along with Oliver Dowden MP. In the letter, which you can read in full here, we call on the Foreign Secretary to use the UK’s new relationship with Iran to free three dual-national […]