Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 7 March 2022

This week had a heavy focus on the deteriorating situation in Ukraine, which had continued to dominate headlines and parliamentary business as the Government moved to align themselves with their international allies. We heard President Zelensky give an emotional and inspiring address to the House, which was a great privilege to listen to in person. … Read more

Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 28 February 2022

The week began with Oral Questions to the Home Office, where on the back of a question about anti-social behaviour, I asked the Minister about the link between anti-social behaviour and the lack of provision of youth focused community initiatives and programmes. While a devolved matter, this is an issue that affects the constituency, and … Read more

Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 21 February 2022

This week started with Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence, where I had come out of the ballot with a question about the treatment of women in the armed forces, prompted by a lengthy article in the Sunday Times. In my question I pressed the Secretary of State on how domestic violence … Read more

Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 7 February 2022

Last week started with Oral Questions to the ministerial team at the Department for Work and Pensions, where I took the opportunity to press the Secretary of State on media reports that morning, that the Department was cutting thousands of Jobcentre Work Coaches but keeping those at the lowest grade. You can read a transcript … Read more

Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 31 January 2022

Another busy week in Westminster, with the Foreign Secretary providing an update to the House on the situation in Ukraine, and her proposed sanctions on Russia. I asked her what impact she thinks an invasion would have on our food supply chains, as Ukraine has become one of the UK’s main suppliers of cereal and … Read more

Parliamentary Update, Week Commencing 24 January 2022

This week started strong, with the Prime Minister attending the House to provide an update on the situation in Ukraine, where Russian troops are gathered on the border, and there are concerns of invasion. I was grateful for the opportunity to put a question to the PM, and I asked him what support the UK … Read more