Jeff sworn in
Being sworn into parliament in 2015

In May 2015, I became one of the 53 new Labour MPs elected at the 2015 election. In my maiden speech I outlined my priorities as being Human Rights, devolution, tackling climate change, and the housing crisis in the UK.

New MPs
53 new Labour MPs (I’m second from the left third row back!)

I regularly speak in Parliament on a wide range of issues and you can find all my latest speeches here, including a video of me holding the Government to account on the lack of mental health beds in the UK.  I also asks a large number of questions to ministers in writing and these can be found here.

I am a Shadow Minister for Sport, Tourism, Heritage and Music for the Labour Party. I am a member of the following All Party Parliamentary Groups:

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  • Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug Policy Reform
  • Film and Broader Screen
  • Humanist
  • Local Government
  • Mental Health
  • Music
  • Night Time Economy