This has felt like the longest and most difficult of years. Whilst every year brings its challenges, 2016 has had an extraordinary ability to surprise, confound and disturb.
We are living through the biggest increase in relative child poverty in a generation.Read more
In response to my parliamentary question, the government admit they have abolished the Child Poverty Unit. So they now have no target, no unit and no intention of ending child poverty.Read more
We all hear stories in the news about food going to waste from supermarkets and a lot of us question why it can’t be used to help people who need it.Read more
Ensuring our young people get the best opportunities in life has always been one of my priorities. No career choice should be closed off to them.
Yet it is still hard to get into a wide range of ‘establishment’ industries – such as the media, law and financial services. Sadly, there seems to still be a perception that Parliament is also one of those places.Read more
The decision of the jury at the Hillsborough inquest has finally brought to light the truth about this appalling miscarriage of justice.Read more