Our rich history of music

A few weekends ago I had my first experience of the annual Live in Barnsley music festival. It's a fantastic event that draws a huge number of fans and visitors to the area, and this year a record number of over 7000 people turned out in the sun to watch the huge number of musicians on offer. Continue reading


Today I attended a Westminster Hall debate on the issue of state pension inequality for women born in the 1950s. Continue reading

My pledge to tackle loneliness

On 29th June I met with the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness and made a pledge to tackle loneliness in Barnsley East. Continue reading

School visit to Parliament

Last Wednesday I met with students from Netherwood Academy, who were visiting Parliament as part of their upcoming Citizenship studies. Continue reading

All Saints Academy 1940's Summer Fayre

I attended All Saints Academy School Fayre in Darfield on Friday. Continue reading

My Foreword for Brighter Barnsley

I wasn't born in Barnsley but I chose to make it home. And In the early hours of June 9th, the election results came in and I was asked to make make my first speech as Barnsley East's MP to a cheering crowd at the Metrodome. It was one of the proudest days of my life. Continue reading

Armed Forces Day

It was an honour to attend the Armed Forces day Civic service in Barnsley town centre. Continue reading

Swearing In

This morning I was proud to be officially sworn in as Member of Parliament for Barnsley East. I'm looking forward to getting to work.

Breakfast with BBC Radio Sheffield

This morning I chatted to Toby Foster on the BBC Radio Sheffield breakfast programme. We discussed my first few days in the job and my plans for Barnsley East.You can listen to my interview here, from around 52 minutes in.    

Stephanie's Feature on Look North

On Tuesday evening, I was interviewed for a quick feature on Look North's evening news. I gave an insight into my first few days here and my first impressions of Westminster.  In case you missed it, you can catch up and watch it here (it starts at around 8 minutes and 8 seconds in):  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08tkz37/look-north-yorkshire-evening-news-13062017