Archive for category: Diary

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 […]

 
Question to the Chancellor – Financial impact on the disabled

Question to the Chancellor – Financial impact on the disabled

November 29, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Today at Treasury Questions I raised the desperate state of social care services in our community. Research from Scope has shown that disabled people make up a third of social care users, but Government cuts are making it more and more difficult for them to lead independent lives. In just […]

 
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 […]

 
Early Years funding – Westminster Hall debate

Early Years funding – Westminster Hall debate

November 22, 2016 at 11:05 am

It was an honour to respond to a debate for the first time as Shadow Early Years Minister, focusing on an e-petition calling to extend free childcare for two year olds in working families. I used my time to outline Labour’s view that free childcare for disadvantaged families is vital […]