Supporting the Barnsley Homeless Alliance

I dropped off a donation today to support the important work of the Barnsley Homeless Alliance.

Writing to the Minister on Universal Credit

The Minister claimed the fault for erroneous Universal Credit deductions isn't a broken system, but MPs not following up on cases. So today I wrote to him, my 6th attempt in 8 months to raise this fault with the Government.I hope this is enough effort for the Minister, because my vulnerable constituents need a fix now.You can watch my original question on this here.

Campaigning for Dorothy Hyman to receive a replica SPOTY trophy

It was my great pleasure to present Dorothy Hyman with her Proud of Barnsley Award a few weeks ago.She is the only person to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year but not have kept her trophy.I have written to the BBC asking them to put this right.

Challenging the Government on transport spending

Public spending on transport has fallen by £18 per person here in Yorkshire in the last year, while rising by £90 in the same period in London. This means more than three times as much money is spent on transport in London as in Yorkshire. This is completely unacceptable – it’s time this Government got a grip and properly funded transport in the north:

Attending the APPG on Modern Slavery

I stopped by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Modern Slavery recently, to continue our vital Parliamentary work in tackling this abhorrent practice.

Road Safety Week

I visited the Brake charity in Parliament and discussed the recent Road Safety Week. Particularly important for those on two wheels who are some of the most vulnerable on our roads. Read more here.  

Challenging the Government on the NHS pay deal

The Government’s new NHS pay deal follows years of a public sector pay cap, but has resulted in one of my constituents now taking home even less money each month.This is as unacceptable as the Government’s shoddy response the first time I raised this injustice.You can watch my full comments on this here.

Visiting Worsbrough Bank End Primary School and High View Primary Learning Centre

It was lots of fun visiting Worsbrough Bank End Primary School​ and High View Primary Learning Centre today to present prizes in my Christmas card competition.A big well done!

Visiting Jump and West Meadows Primary Schools

I visited Jump & West Meadows Primary Schools to present pupils awards for taking part in my Christmas card competition.It was lovely to hear the West Meadows School song in assembly too!

Announcing the winner from my Christmas card competition

It was fantastic visit to Hoyland Springwood Primary​ where I announced the winner of my Christmas card competition.I will be visiting all the schools that took part over the next few weeks. It was great to present Kelan with his prize, and a copy of the card that will be sent out across Barnsley and Westminster, as well as the second and third prize winners from the school.Such a fabulous design and a deserving winner.