I spoke on talkRADIO about protecting our UK fishing industry.The Government should support our fishing fleet, ensure British fish is sold in UK markets, create more jobs, support sustainable fishing and protect coastal communities.You can listen to part of my comments here.
Thank you to UK Fisheries Ltd for the very informative virtual Parliamentary briefing on the upcoming Fisheries Bill and the UK's distant waters fishing fleet. Our UK fishing industry must be protected in upcoming negotiations.
We recently marked International Museum Day! Experience Barnsley's latest podcast speaks to elderly members of our community to find out what it was like to live in Barnsley when they were younger.A great resource to explore with kids if you're home-schooling at the moment.
We recently marked 30 years of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.I am proud to stand with the LGBT+ community.Everyone deserves to live and love freely.
It was good to virtually meet with the PCC & Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police recently.We discussed COVID-19 lockdown powers and police forces' public engagement as well as anti-social behaviour and rural crime.If you have any issues you would like me to raise with the police please get in touch with my office on 01226 743 483 or email@example.com.
Right now millions of families are going hungry.This situation cannot be allowed to continue.I recently voted to amend the Agriculture Bill to support vulnerable households.It's very disappointing the Government do not agree.We urgently need a plan to end Coronavirus food poverty.
I recently voted in the 1st online House of Commons vote.I've spoken in the Virtual Parliament on issues from COVID-19 to the Domestic Abuse Bill.It’s so important democracy continues at this time.I look forward to carrying on fighting for the issues that matter to our community.
My mum spent 40 years as a nurse in our wonderful NHS.On International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday I want to thank all of the nurses who are caring for our community at this difficult time.You can watch the Royal College of Nurses' video to mark International Nurses Day here.
If you've got kids at home at the moment have a look at Barnsley Museum's new blogsite.It's got loads of great stories about the Museum's sites & collections as well as their latest podcast. https://barnsleymuseums.art.blog/
In the next 80 days, I'll be walking & jogging 80km as part of the Royal Air Force Museum's Hurricane80Challenge to commemorate 80 years since the Battle of Britain, and in memory of my Grandad, who served in the RAF in WW2.I'll be undertaking this challenge in a safe, socially-distanced way.I recently took part in the RAF's Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme and saw first hand the professionalism and dedication of service personnel. Click this link to find out more about the virtual challenge.