On Wednesday 16 July I appeared on the BBC’s Daily Politics programme alongside former Conservative minister Ken Clarke. We discussed the Government’s reshuffle, Britain’s position in Europe and fracking, as well as Prime Minister’s Questions. You can watch the programme again here.
I recently met four teachers at Fullhurst School, who are part of the Teach First scheme. Teach First trains and supports young people to become inspirational classroom leaders in low-income communities.
It was brilliant to hear Molly, Alex, Dave and Tom talk about why they had joined Teach First and their passionate commitment to transforming children’s lives. Like me, they believe that how much you achieve in life should not be determined by your background or how much your parents earn.
Teach First has proven really successful at Fullhurst and I am determined to do everything I can to support more Teach First teachers in primary and secondary schools across Leicester West.
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.