Archive for category: Campaigning

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 […]

 
Brexit: Impact on Higher Education

Brexit: Impact on Higher Education

October 16, 2017 at 9:30 am

Some of the most significant consequences of the vote to leave the European Union won’t be truly noticeable until ‘Exit Day’. However, there can be no denying that the trepidation created by the referendum has already impacted several key industries and export sectors. One of those is our higher education […]

 
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 […]

 
Free Nazanin – Update

Free Nazanin – Update

August 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Following my Parliamentary debate on British Prisoners in Iran, I have been keen to capitalise upon the momentum the debate generated. Nazanin has been granted access to a psychiatrist for the first time in her 500 days of detention, and her family has recently met with the Minister for the […]