You can watch the programme again here – the East Midlands part of the programme begins at 37 minutes in.
I spoke in a recent House of Commons debate on foreign affairs, which focused on events in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq, and the wider Middle East. I argued that the challenges we face today and the nature of global risk mean that we will only achieve security for British citizens if we seek to influence and engage with the world, not retreat from it.
You can read my speech in the Official Report here.
I’m campaigning for more affordable housing in Leicester West – including building more rented social housing – and help for homeowners through the recession.
As Labour’s Shadow Minister for Care and Older People I’m campaigning for better services and support for older people, carers and their families, and a sustainable system for funding social care in future.
I’m working to help your family by pressing for faster progress in local schools, more improvements in our NHS, and continued investment in children’s early years.
Helping businesses and making sure people have got the skills and training they need to work and earn a decent living is a top priority in Leicester West.