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.
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 Labour Party whip with specific responsibilities for the Treasury and the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport. I am a member of the following All Party Parliamentary Groups:
- Drug Law Reform
- Private Rented Sector
- Renewable and Sustainable Energy
- Climate Change
- Mental Health
- Archives and History
- Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis
- Fair Trade
- Football Supporters
- Financial Education for Young People
- State Pensions Inequality (WASPI Campaign)
- Fixed Odds Betting Machines