I’m proud to be the Labour MP for Manchester Withington. I was born and raised in Withington, and it’s a privilege to represent the people of my local area in parliament.
Before I was elected in 2015, I had a career in event management and as a DJ in clubs and colleges across the north of England, seeing first-hand the central role music has played in Manchester’s history and culture.
In 1997 I was elected as a councillor in my home ward of Old Moat, later becoming Executive Member for Education, for Finance and for Housing and Regeneration. I saw how Tory budget cuts damaged local services but also how local Government could provide innovative solutions when the Government in Westminster cut back investment in our communities.
As your MP, I have an office in the heart of the constituency, at Withington Fire Station, as well as one in parliament. I run six advice surgeries across the constituency each month where constituents can raise issues and receive face-to-face support, as well as regular “meet your MP” coffee mornings, and I love to visit local community groups, schools and social events. If you’d like me to visit a local school or community organisation, please get in touch with my office.
In parliament, I seek to represent the issues that matter to south Manchester residents, from the Government’s failure to fund local services to trying to maintain as close a partnership as possible with the EU following the Brexit referendum.
Away from politics, I’m a lifelong Manchester City season ticket holder and take every opportunity I can to see Bruce Springsteen in concert.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me with any questions, and my office is open every weekday to help constituents. You can email me at email@example.com or call the constituency office on 0161 445 0678.