Westminster News

Welcoming Greenbank Preparatory School to Parliament

I was delighted to welcome pupils from Greenbank Preparatory School to Parliament. It was a great opportunity for them to see some historic sights and for me to take some tough questions!

Celebrating the Centenary of Women's Suffrage

One hundred years ago today, women won the right to vote for the first time. We’ve come such a long way, having elected two female Prime Ministers, but there is always so much more to do. I’m proud to celebrate #vote100

#HeldBack Campaign

Making education accessible for all is vital if we are to ensure that every child reaches their full potential. I was proud to support the National Autistic Society campaign for a national autism and education strategy, to ensure that being autistic is no reason for a child to be #HeldBack

Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

I have joined many other colleagues in signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, and in doing so have pledged my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors

Challenging Fundraising Fees in Parliament

On Tuesday 28th November, I led a debate in Westminster Hall on charitable giving and fundraising websites which have made, and continue to make, a great contribution to the charity sector in the UK.

Questioning the Secretary of State on Charities and Free Trade

On Wednesday, I questioned the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, on what measures her department is taking to ensure we promote free trade in our efforts to alleviate poverty, and how small charities in the UK are being supported as part of our aid programme. 

Asking the Prime Minister for Assurances on Protecting our Green Belt

Yesterday I pressed the Prime Minister, in the final Prime Minister's Questions before Parliament dissolves for the General Election, for further assurances that the government will prioritise building on brownfield sites and protect our green belt, continuing my campaign against the threat from