Economic support to isolate

The Government is making people choose between doing the right thing and making ends meet.I asked Matt Hancock why people who've been notified by the COVID-19 app don't have the same financial support as those who've been called by Test and Trace.Economic support gaps must be closed.You can watch my question in Parliament here.

Questioning the Government on COVID-19 support for Barnsley

I demanded answers from Rishi Sunak on his Government's handing of COVID-19.Barnsley has entered Tier 3 without the support needed to stop job losses and save lives.The Government is expecting local people to be able to get by on only 2/3 of their income.This isn't right.You can watch my question here.

Questioning the Prime Minister on COVID-19 testing

The PM's response to my question about the lack of COVID-19 testing for people here in Barnsley was shocking.Not only did he dismiss what had happened to a local mum, Boris Johnson claimed there's no connection between testing failures and tighter COVID-19 restrictions.You can watch my question in Parliament here.

Questioning the Government on COVID-19 testing

I've been contacted by a number of constituents who cannot get COVID-19 tests. This has left pupils, parents and essential workers unable to leave home, work or return to school.Today, I pushed Matt Hancock on the lack of testing in Barnsley and called for more and better tests.You can watch my question in Parliament here.

Calling for support for the aerospace sector

In the Commons I asked the Government to give targeted support to our aerospace industry.Regional airports, like Doncaster Sheffield Airport, provide thousands of jobs and play a crucial role in our economy.The Government needs to wake up and realise our world-class aerospace industry risks collapse.You can watch my question in Parliament here.

Calling for support for our region to recover from COVID-19

In Parliament, I called on the Government to work with regional leaders to make sure areas like ours fully recover from the financial impact of COVID-19.As a region of more than 5.3 million people, Yorkshire deserves funding and support.You can watch my question in Parliament here.

Calling for clear and consistent messaging on COVID-19

Facemasks are going to be mandatory in shops and supermarkets.Ahead of changes to guidance, I pressed the Government on the need for clear and consistent messaging to the public.Wearing a mask will protect others and reduce the spread of COVID-19. For more info, click here, and watch my question in Parliament here.

Questioning the Government on financial support for workers

The Government needs to realise it can't ask workers on low wages to stay at home and be able to survive.I'm calling for better financial support to vulnerable and struggling households.Without it, the entire fight against COVID-19 is undermined.You can watch my question in Parliament here.

Speaking on the Health and Safety Executive

How is it that during a public health crisis only 12 notices related to COVID-19 have been issued by Health and Safety Executive inspectors?Workers in our food supply chain deserve protection.You can watch my question in Parliament here.

Questioning the Government on support for the beauty industry

Today I called on the Government to work with beauty salon and nail-bar owners so they can reopen as soon as it's safe to do so.With hairdressers and pubs now serving customers, it's only fair that skilled beauticians can go back to making a living.You can watch my question in Parliament here.