Better Buses for Meadowgreen Patients
Thanks to the tireless efforts of local campaigners, I’m delighted to announce that South Yorkshire Transport Authority has agreed to change the route of the M17 bus to connect Lowedges to Jordanthorpe Health Centre. Thank you to everyone who supported the campaign and signed my petition. Find out more.
Fighting for Better Social Care
I’m really pleased to be a founding member of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care. Nine years of Tory austerity have left our social care system in crisis and I’ll use my position on the APPG to push for much-needed change. Find out more.
As Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Impact of Shale Gas, I’ve consistently spoken out against fracking. Britain urgently needs to tackle the causes of climate change and invest in real renewable solutions to our energy supply, rather than simply finding more ways to extract dwindling supplies of fossil fuels. Find out more.
Defending Victims of Rape
I’ve been supporting Sammy Woodhouse in her campaign to remove parental rights from fathers who have conceived children through rape. I’m calling on the Government to change the law and have tabled an Early Day Motion to make sure that this important issue is discussed in Parliament, with 80 MPs now signed up from every political party. Find out more.
Supporting WASPI Women
As Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women, I’ve consistency spoken up for the WASPI women who’ve had their state pensions delayed. The Government’s unjust decision to deprive these women of the money that they deserve leaves them significantly out of pocket and vulnerable to financial hardship. Find out more.
More Funding for SEND Children
I’ve been speaking to parents, schools, and local authorities about the lack of provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). I’ve been working locally and in Parliament to make sure that children with SEND and their families get all the support they need. Find out more.
Free Travel for Young Carers
I have been campaigning for Sheffield’s 7,000 young carers to receive free bus travel, in order to allow them to access school, work, socialisation and their caring responsibilities without extra financial pressure. They give a lot to look after their loved ones, and it’s only right they receive something in return. Find out more.
Off Road Bikes
Off-road bikes and anti-social behaviour carried out using them have been a major problem in Sheffield Heeley. I’ve been working with the police and other organisations locally to tackle the criminal behaviour, and establish somewhere safe and legal for people to ride. Find out more.
Save Sheffield’s Services
Since the end of 2017 I’ve been campaigning to keep an urgent treatment centre in the City Centre, in order to keep access for people living in the South of Sheffield. I welcomed the news in September 2018 that Sheffield CCG had agreed to postpone any change to the Broad Lane Walk-In Centre and Minor Injuries Unit for two years. Find out more.