My thoughts are with the victims and their families after yesterday’s heinous attack.
My budget response speech in Parliament.
My name is Jasmine and I am currently on work experience in Gill Furniss MP’s Parliamentary office. I was asked to do some research into youth voter registration and young people’s engagement and participation in politics. Here’s what I found out.Read more
The Star has recently written about more high-tech investment in Sheffield manufacturing.
I’m thrilled to welcome William Cook Holdings’ new ‘Precision’ factory to Sheffield. The investment into high-tech manufacturing in the region just keeps coming – a testament to the quality of advanced technical capability and highly skilled workers here. The £6m factory will secure up to 200 good jobs.Read more
My video message on today's business in Parliament.Read more
Today’s budget proved the Tory’s complacency over the NHS and education crisis, while softening the blow for SMEs and pubs over business rate increases. Read my thoughts on today's budget.
Today Tata steelworkers accepted a pensions deal that secured the future of the Port Talbot steelworks for the next five years, alongside a guarantee of no compulsory redundancies for the next five years. Tata also committed to invest £100m/year into its UK steel business for the next ten years.
My response to the news is below:
Today, the Times revealed a leaked list of priority industries for the government's Brexit negotiations. Steel was the lowest priority. That absolutely won't do, and makes a mockery of the recent answers Greg Clark and others have given me on how they are going to be supporting with the steel sector.
My response to the leak is below:
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is a national campaign to highlight the problem of fuel poverty, which currently sees over four million households unable to afford the energy they need to stay warm and healthy in their homes. It is a particular problem for those in low incomes living in energy inefficient homes that are difficult and expensive to heat.
In Parliament this week, myself and Alan Whitehead, Shadow Minister for Climate Change ran the #endfuelpoverty campaign, working alongside the fuel poverty charity NEA, raising awareness of the issue and making MP’s aware of a variety of resources available to help those in need.
Living in a cold, damp home can lead to extremely poor health, especially in those who are vulnerable such as older people, young children, and those with long-term sickness and disabilities. Not only will it be causing misery for millions of people this winter, but also placing a huge strain on our already stretched health services.
In Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough a shocking 7241 households are believed to be in fuel poverty.
The Government is not doing enough to address the cold homes crisis, however I know that there is excellent work going on in my constituency and across the UK to tackle this issue, and I look forward to working alongside others in the community to help raise awareness of the problem and the solutions available.