It was an honour to lay a wreath at the NUM memorial for David Jones and Joe Green, who sadly lost their lives on the picket line.We will continue to remember the devastating injustices of the strike and the brave miners who stood up for their community.Their spirit lives on.
School uniform prices are spiralling out of control.Our community has so many generous people who donated to my School Uniforms Exchange last summer.I'm proud to support Mike Amesbury MP's Bill and I'll continue pushing for cheaper uniforms to help families who are struggling.You can watch my speech in Parliament here.
I joined Hope not Hate to deliver our important cross-party letter calling for the proscription of the Order of Nine Angles (O9A), an organisation which promotes terrorism and sexual violence.Thank you to everyone who has given their support so far.I hope the Home Office takes action.
In the Budget this week, I am glad the Chancellor of the Exchequer has listened to my calls for urgent funding to help communities like Barnsley recover from this winter’s floods.I will keep pushing for long-term investment in flood defences to protect our homes and businesses.You can watch the Chancellor's comments in Parliament here.
Wombwell Labour are campaigning against the incredibly disappointing decision to close the Yorkshire Bank branch on Wombwell High Street.Local branches like this are so important for people in our community - sign our petition against these changes here.
I joined the This Girl Can team to celebrate International Women's Day and discuss with Sport England how we can support women and girls' sporting activities in Barnsley.It doesn't matter what age, ability or experience you have, being active and healthy is what matters!Click here to find out more.
It was great to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Barnsley Labour Women’s Forum Afternoon Tea.A big well done to everyone who helped organise the event and the fantastic dancers from Lisa J Wood’s School of Dance.
I was delighted to be with Dan Jarvis, a wonderful friend and neighbour.Celebrating the launch of his new book.A story of life, love and courage.
It was great to meet with representatives of the Police Federation to discuss what challenges our hardworking and dedicated police officers face across the country.I will keep pushing to give our police forces the funding and manpower they need to keep our streets safe.
As a former teacher, I know the importance of reading at an early age for children's learning & development.Sharing stories together for ten minutes a day, at home and at school, makes a real difference.This World Book Day we aimed to share a story and get the nation reading!