My Week in Parliament

This week we have the State Opening of Parliament, and the Queen's speech.  This is the main ceremonial event that takes place in Westminster. The Queens’s speech will be setting out the Government's legislative plan for the coming year, which will see more privatisation and further attacks on our democracy.  I will be participating in the debate that will follow.

I will be speaking at an event with the Democracy Club who are keen that information is digitally available about our democracy, such as information on election candidates, polling stations etc.

I will be attending Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2016 event in support of a team of Sheffield apprentices from Sheffield City Councils housing team, they will announce the finalists at this event.

On Thursday night I am taking part in Sheffield’s Festival of Debate on Devolution, I will join panellists from across Sheffield City Region to debate devolution and the so called “Northern Powerhouse”.  This is likely to be a heated discussion so come along if you want to join in the debate.

I will be joining volunteers and workers from S4C on a Friendly visit, which is a great way to challenge social isolation and just one of the things S4C do in the local area. Then Friday I will be hosting afternoon tea at my constituency office in support of S4C, join us for a cuppa from 1.30- 3pm at 63 Chesterfield Road, S8 ORL.

Also this week I will be dropping into Jordanthorpe Library Open Day, speaking at One Sheffield Many Cultures and meeting with Bite the Ballot.