A wonderful Barnsley Pride today ❤️💙💚💛🧡
It was lovely to pop in to the Great Houghton Family Fun Day, and help out with the tombola with local councillors Anita and Dorothy.
I attended the brilliant opening of the amazing new Barnsley Library @ The Lightbox.It will be a wonderful space for local people.And lots of activities have been going on all day from Peter Rabbit to a brass band.Come and explore it.
I had a wonderful evening at the Mayor of Barnsley’s charity ball.It was my first time as auctioneer raising money for two fantastic charities, BIADS and Age UK Barnsley, with brilliant entertainment from Holly Tandy and the great Neil Diamondo.
I visited Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services to drop off the sponsorship I raised running the London Marathon for them.It was lovely to chat to the team and see their new building.They do such amazing work.Thank you again to everyone who donated to such an important cause.
I visited a fascinating photo exhibition in Parliament on dementia care by the Alzheimer's Society.A sobering depiction of the human impact of a broken care system facilitating a crisis in dementia care.
Over 160k people have signed a petition calling for an increase in maximum sentences for those guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.The public, charities, MPs, and even the Government agree - so what are they waiting for? The punishment must fit the crime.You can watch my speech in Parliament here.
It was great to visit Worsbrough Bridge AFC following our meeting a few weeks ago, Mark the club chairman showed me round the ground.We chatted about their work in the community in Worsbrough, and ways I can work with them on their plans to improve their facilities.
It was good to hold one of my regular residents’ drop-in surgeries in Stairfoot this evening, we discussed lots of issues from SEN funding, the environment, policing to Universal Credit.Thanks to all constituents who came along!
It was a pleasure to speak at the Barnsley Academy celebratory breakfast this morning.Great to hear about the pupils’ fantastic achievements and hard work over the last year.