He joined me in sending condolences to the family of 20 year old Richard Mayne, who was from Leicester West and who lost his life in the disaster.
I believe that Europe must send a far stronger message to Russia about what has happened and President Putin’s responsibility for putting it right. I pressed David Cameron on how other EU leaders have responded to his proposals for additional sanctions on Russia and how likely they are to agree to them.
You can read the exchange in the Official Report here.
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’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.