My Week in Parliament
I will be posting regularly here to say what I am doing in Westminster and in Sheffield.
Recently, I gave my maiden speech in the House. I used my speech to talk about the inequality that can be seen across the constituency. I also spoke about the clear need to reform our financial system and why it is not delivering the long-term investment we need to secure a sustainable economy. You can watch the full speech here.
This coming Thursday I have secured an adjournment debate on teacher recruitment. I used my first intervention in the House of Commons to ask the Leader of the House for an urgent debate on the impact of the Government's education policy on the recruitment of teachers, particularly in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). You can read more on the issue here I hope the adjournment debate on Thursday gives the topic the attention it urgently needs.
Today I met with the ONE Campaign who have asked me to play my part to help end extreme poverty and preventable disease. Read more on their campaign here
The president of Sheffield College, Ben Walters contacted me about the “Save Adult Education” campaign. The Campaign focuses on the planned 24% cut to the adult education budget and the lack of provision and access this might lead to for adult learners. I will be meeting with him and the campaign to discuss this issue.
Tomorrow afternoon I will be meeting with constituents about the issue of Climate Change. This is a huge issue that requires a lot of attention.
I will be attending the Bakers union, PCS and RMT parliamentary groups to hear about their various campaigns and issues that may affect my constituents.
There are many more events and meetings with various groups including the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Royal Society & Green Alliance, Aldersgate group to discuss the low carbon economy and Shelter.
You can keep up to date with the questions I have been asking here http://www.theyworkforyou.com/search/?pid=25357&pop=1#n4