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
I remain very concerned about recent developments regarding potential fracking sites in Barnsley.Read more
I hope you get the chance over Christmas to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. It has been a busy year and I want to thank everyone for their support.Read more
This Sunday I’ll be joining with people across Barnsley to take part in our community’s memorial for the fallen. Together we will be sharing a moment with millions of people across our country in remembrance of the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for us down the ages.Read more
Many people have contacted me regarding the recent decision to grant fracking licenses in the Barnsley area. Although the site in question, which covers part of the Dearne Valley, is not in my constituency of Barnsley Central, I am still very concerned about the potential impact on the environment of the local area and the community. I appreciate people taking the time to raise this important matter with me, as it is always very useful to receive information from constituents so that I am best placed to raise their concerns in Parliament.Read more