Archive for category: Campaigning

#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 […]

 
#ProtectOurNurseries

#ProtectOurNurseries

November 3, 2016 at 12:29 pm

This week, I joined with Labour colleagues to demand that the Government provides the funding to #ProtectOurNurseries. The Government’s key manifesto promise to offer 30 hours free childcare per week is in disarray, as funding reductions from their new Early Years Funding Formula mean that many nurseries face closure. Ministers […]

 
Leaving the EU – Update

Leaving the EU – Update

October 26, 2016 at 3:12 pm

This month I was able to represent the issues raised with me both inside Parliament and at events in our local area. Joining Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Sir Keir Starmer, and Camden Council’s leader Sarah Hayward, I spoke to over 500 people on the range […]

 
The Government must reduce the #ExtraCosts faced by disabled people

The Government must reduce the #ExtraCosts faced by disabled people

October 13, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Disabled people face a surcharge of £550 per month, or £6500 per year, simply to live with dignity and independence. Approaches to reducing extra costs have been fragmented, and imbalances in the market mean that the day-to-day costs facing disabled people remain higher than they need to be. On 13th […]

 
First question as Shadow Minister for Early Years

First question as Shadow Minister for Early Years

October 10, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Today I was proud to begin my tenure as Shadow Minister for Early Years, joining my frontbench colleagues for Education Questions. I pushed the Minister on the consequences of their new funding formula, which will leave 25% of local authorities worse off and threatens hundreds of nurseries with closure. I […]