As we mark Remembrance Day, I want to thank our armed forces and veterans for their bravery and dedication in serving our country.We must remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
As a member of the recently formed Veterans All-Party Group, I virtually attended today's meeting to discuss COVID-19's impact on veterans' charities and groups.I will continue campaigning to get veterans the support they need, especially during these difficult times.
This week is Flood Action Week.Too few people don't know if their homes/businesses could be flooded.The Government must do more to communicate flood risk.Enter your postcode here to find out about your area. Find out what to do in a flood here.
Leading up to Remembrance Day, I met virtually with the Royal British Legion.We discussed the good work they do not just with the Poppy Appeal, but also to support and give voice to the needs of veterans and our armed forces community all year round.You can find more info here.
One year later, many homes and businesses across SY are still recovering from November’s floods.I welcome the recent announcement of funding from the Sheffield City Region to increase our region's resistance to flooding.The Government need to step up and commit resources to help protect our community. Read more here.
I have been campaigning for the National Minimum Wage naming scheme to resume.Following my calls last month, I'm pleased it's happened.Unscrupulous employers have gotten away with exploiting their workers for too long.Watch my question in Parliament here.
I had a chat with Geri Scott on Yorkshire Post's Political Podcast, Pod's Own Country, about the latest COVID-19 restrictions and flooding. Click here to listen.
Last week was UK Parliament Week!I virtually participated in a number of activities with Barnsley schools and youth groups to promote engagement with Parliament and politics.Thank you to all the pupils, teachers and youth workers for taking part!
The findings of the Blanc Review clearly show that too many Doncaster households had inadequate flood insurance cover.The Government needs to take urgent action to protect the tens of thousands of households across the country that are at risk this winter. Read more here.
I had an important virtual meeting with Superintendent Sarah Poolman recently.We discussed the impact of COVID-19 on our police officers and on crime and policing here in Barnsley, and the work they are doing to keep residents safe.Find your Neighbourhood Policing Team here.