National Apprenticeships Week

Today is the first day of National Apprenticeships Week. With millions of apprenticeships started in recent years, more pathways to skilled careers are being opened up, and apprentices up and down the country are transforming our workforce.

BBC Sunday Politics

It was great to be at Media City this morning for BBC Sunday Politics North West, talking Brexit, nursing and council tax.

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!

Visit to Peak Pharmacy

Pharmacies are playing an increasingly important role in improving public health, and I want people to know just how much their local pharmacy can do to help them stay well, treat minor conditions, and live longer, healthier lives.

Visit to Human Appeal

I enjoyed an insightful visit to Human Appeal in Cheadle to hear about the wonderful work they do not only across the globe, but here at home too.

A Sustainable Local Press is Vital

I welcome the launch of a new review into press sustainability, with a particular focus on ensuring the future of local and regional press.

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

Standing up for Greater Manchester at PMQs

I was pleased that the Government committed £24 million to support Manchester following the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena last year. This includes money for the emergency services, social care, and mental health support.