As part of Britain Stronger In Europe’s ‘Small Business Week’, I visited Vision Pharmacy on the Narborough Road to talk to the manager, Sohail Amjed, about our membership of the EU.
Sohail told me that leaving the EU would cause real uncertainty for his business, and that he was concerned he might end up having to pay higher prices for his medicines – many of which are imported from the EU.
I think Britain’s membership of the EU is good for jobs, investment and businesses like Vision Pharmacy. You can read more here.
On Friday 22nd April I visited Inglehurst Junior School to take part in their celebration assembly and talk to the students about my role as an MP. I also had a tour of the school and met with their Headteacher, Mr Bullock. I am really proud of the hard work the school is doing to encourage their students to work hard, inspire and achieve and will continue to back their efforts.
I recently visited Walkers snacks and met with three of their apprentices, Kira, Kaifer and Liam, to see how they have been getting on with their training and managing the challenge of balancing work and college.
Apprenticeships give young people fantastic opportunities to get the skills and qualifications they need to get on in life and I am working hard to promote them across Leicester West.
I spoke to BBC Radio Leicester about the changes workers at Samworth Brothers in Leicestershire are facing, which could see their pay cut. People have been promised a pay rise, with the increase in the minimum wage, but what appears to be happening is that cuts to bonuses, bank holiday pay, overtime pay and Sunday pay mean that many workers are actually going to see a pay cut, not a pay rise, which would be wrong.
You can listen to the full interview with Ben Jackson here.
On Thursday 21st April Liz was on ITV Central Lobby making the case for staying in the EU. You can watch it 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.