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[22/08/2017 | No comment]

My latest column for the Leicester Mercury is about what must be done to ensure every child has the chance to fulfil their potential. You can read it here.

[31/07/2017 | No comment]

On 27th July 2017 I held a public meeting about the smell coming from Cofresh’s factory and warehouse after concerns were raised by residents. The meeting gave residents the opportunity to tell the Managing Director of CoFresh, and representatives from Leicester City Council about the impact the smell has had on their lives. If you have any concerns about the smell, please send me an email at {at} parliament(.)uk or call on 0116 204 4980.

[18/07/2017 | No comment]

On Monday 17th July, I questioned the Education Secretary in Parliament about whether the Government’s plans to change school funding would still leave nine schools in the most deprived parts of Leicester West facing yearly cuts of almost £390,000.

I will keep up pressure on the Government to make sure it changes its approach on overhauling school funding, which risks hitting the most deprived schools hardest and damaging the life chances of our poorest pupils.

Click here to watch a video of my question to the Education Secretary.

[18/07/2017 | No comment]

I sent a letter signed by a cross-party group of 23 MPs from across the East Midlands to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens, calling on them to stop the closure of children’s heart surgery services at Glenfield Hospital.

It also put pressure on them to urgently set up a meeting between NHS England and University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust so that Glenfield’s plan to deal with even more surgical cases can be discussed.

While the consultation on NHS England’s plans closed on 17 July, I will keep fighting to save this excellent unit. Click here to read the story on my letter in the Leicester Mercury, read coverage on ITV Central here, and watch me discussing the letter on BBC East Midlands Today here.

[18/07/2017 | No comment]

I recently visited Leicester’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau where I met with some amazing volunteers who give up their time to help people in need, and spoke with some who are completing their training.

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau are a fantastic organisation who do huge amounts to help vulnerable and needy people in Leicester and I will continue to do all I can to support them.

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