Support for Those With Terminal Illnesses

I’m supporting the MND Association and Marie Curie campaign to improve access to financial support for the terminally ill. Currently, someone is only considered terminally ill if there is a reasonable expectation of having six or less months left to live, but this definition excludes people with complex and unpredictable terminal conditions from accessing the financial support they need in a timely manner.It’s absolutely crucial that we make sure that anyone facing such a difficult time gets all the care and support they need, when they need it.  

Attending a Royal British Legion dinner

Thanks to Barnsley Royal British Legion for organising last night’s 1940’s themed dinner dance to commemorate and celebrate the end of WW1.

Speaking at the GMB Political Weekend

It was a pleasure to attend the GMB Union​ Yorkshire & North Derbyshire Political Weekend.I spoke about some of the issues I have campaigned on in Parliament - the gig economy, fair tips to Carillon followed by lots of great questions.

Visiting the Wombwell Operatic Society Christmas coffee morning

It was lovely to drop by the Wombwell Operatic Society​ Christmas coffee morning.I bought a few Christmas prezzies and the cake was fab.

Attending the Proud of Barnsley awards

I had a fantastic evening last night at the Proud of Barnsley awards.A huge congratulations to everyone who was nominated, there were so many amazing and humbling stories from across our town.And a big thank you to the Barnsley Chronicle​, the staff at the Metrodome and everyone who organised such a brilliant night. It was my honour to present the Proud of Barnsley Special Award to Cudworth born sporting great Dorothy Hyman.

Questioning the Government on fair tips for serving staff

Dodgy bosses in the service industry can still take tips given to their staff.Government action to stop this is long overdue.I questioned the Government on this in Parliament recently.You can watch my full comments on this here.

Challenging the Government on police cuts

In the Commons recently I challenged the Government over the impact of police cuts in areas like ours.You can watch my full comments on this here.

Supporting UK Parliament Week

How to celebrate UK Parliament Week: with a life-size Lego Suffragette! And you can name her too, by using #NameOurSister! #UKPW18 Find out more here.  

Supporting UK Creators

This week in Parliament I stopped by the ALCS Parliamentary drop-in to support UK creators in the audio visual sector.  

Challenging the Government on cross-examination of survivors of domestic violence

Women's Aid have found that 24% of survivors of domestic violence have been cross examined by the perpetrator in the family courts. This is an absolutely abhorrent practice that allows abuse to continue.   Yet it’s now nearly two years since the Government committed to banning this cross-examination.   When will they act?You can watch my full comments on this here.