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Activities and Campaigns

Visit to Lincoln Pharmacy

Yesterday I visited Lincoln Pharmacy for #AskYourPharmacist week. Mr Atul Patel & team showed me the invaluable range of services they offer in the heart

Meeting with Sheikh Hasina

Just as we call for a fair transition to a green economy in the UK, we must also call for support for climate vulnerable countries,

UK Parliament Week

MPs don’t always have all the answers – a crucial part of our role is to bring evidence from researchers to life. It was a

Meeting with Luis Acre

In 2019, a military-backed coup in Bolivia left President Evo Morales in exile. In 2020, the Bolivian people pushed back electing Luis Arce as President

No Future in Nukes

With: Apsana Begum MP / Richard Burgon MP / Ronan Burtenshaw, Editor of Tribune / Gemma Bolton Labour NEC / Jess Barnard Chair of Young

Outlawing of wipes containing plastic

Each year 100 million marine animals die from plastic waste alone.In the UK, 90% of the 11 billion wet wipes used each year contain plastic.

Newsletter 30 October

In this issue, you’ll find out what I’ve been up to over the last month representing you:    (1) Autumn Budget (2) Working for Poplar

Apsana speaking on university staff pay

This week I asked university bosses if they could justify Vice Chancellors earning £250k+ salaries while some staff take home as little as £15k. This

Letter on equality impact assessments

With Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP and Zarah Sultana MP, we’re calling on the Chancellor to undertake comprehensive equality impact assessments in all budgets. These assessments would

Speech on tuition fees

The lesson from the Government’s tuition fee fiasco is a simple one: progressive taxation. Taxing wealthy working adults to invest properly in public universities will

Letter to Michael Gove on levelling up

Without long-term public spending and investment there is no ‘levelling up’, there is instead just the entrenchment of inequalities in our society. My calls on

Alzheimer Research UK

I have signed Alzheimer Research UK’s letter to the Chancellor, calling on him to deliver on the manifesto pledge to double funding for dementia research.

Question on fire and rehire

Workers from ethnic minority backgrounds are nearly twice as likely, as white workers, to be fired and rehired. Legislation is needed to stop this exploitative