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 Shadow Minister for Sport, Tourism, Heritage and Music for the Labour Party. I am a member of the following All Party Parliamentary Groups:
- CBD (Cannabidiol) Products
- Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis
- Drug Policy Reform
- Film and Broader Screen
- Local Government
- Mental Health
- Night Time Economy