Issues

Many constituents have contacted me recently regarding the Government’s proposal to cut support for Feed-in Tariffs (FITs).

Cuts to Solar Power

Many constituents have contacted me recently regarding the Government’s proposal to cut support for Feed-in Tariffs (FITs). Read more

A number of my constituents have contacted me about the BBC Charter review.

BBC Consultation

A number of my constituents have contacted me about the BBC Charter review. Read more

Many of you have contacted me recently regarding the BMA's 'No More Games' campaign and the six priorities they have set out for the new government.

No More Games Campaign - Securing a Healthier Future for the NHS

Many of you have contacted me recently regarding the BMA's 'No More Games' campaign and the six priorities they have set out for the new government. Read more

There has clearly been some confusion about Labour’s position on the Government’s Welfare Bill and what was actually voted on in the House of Commons on 20 July, so it might be helpful if I set out the facts.

Labour's Position on the Government’s Welfare Reform and Work Bill

There has clearly been some confusion about Labour’s position on the Government’s Welfare Bill and what was actually voted on in the House of Commons on 20 July, so it... Read more

The loss of life we have seen in recent months among migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean has been shocking. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimate that 1,300 died in April this year alone, and there are now an estimated 550,000 displaced people in Libya hoping to move on elsewhere.

Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

The loss of life we have seen in recent months among migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean has been shocking. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimate that 1,300 died... Read more

In my constituency of Leeds Central about 1,900 families are affected by the bedroom tax and many of them are now in rent arrears.  To make matters worse, some of these families have also been affected by cuts in council tax support.

The Bedroom Tax

In my constituency of Leeds Central about 1,900 families are affected by the bedroom tax and many of them are now in rent arrears.  To make matters worse, some of... Read more

Many constituents have contacted me about the Conservative Party's manifesto commitment to give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act on a free vote, with a Government bill in Government time.

Possible repeal of the Hunting Act

Many constituents have contacted me about the Conservative Party's manifesto commitment to give Parliament the opportunity to repeal the Hunting Act on a free vote, with a Government bill in Government... Read more

I have been contacted recently by a number of constituents regarding potential changes to surveillance laws and oversight. I know there is real public concern about this extremely important issue, especially given that the Conservative Government has included proposals on this in the Queen’s Speech.

Communications Data Bill ('Snooper's Charter')

I have been contacted recently by a number of constituents regarding potential changes to surveillance laws and oversight. I know there is real public concern about this extremely important issue, especially... Read more

Many constituents have contacted me about electoral reform.

Electoral Reform

Many constituents have contacted me about electoral reform. Read more

I have received lots of representations about cuts to further education funding.

Further Education Funding

I have received lots of representations about cuts to further education funding. Read more

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