My work

Valerie’s Law debate

This is an important debate because it is a fact that Black, Asian and minority ethnic women are more likely to experience domestic violence for longer, and which is more likely to escalate before they seek help. In 2019 I stood on a manifesto that promised to prioritise addressing domestic abuse by ensuring women have …

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The Cost-of-Living crisis

I share everyone’s concerns about the Cost-of-Living crisis that is emerging. Wages are already not keeping up with inflation and are likely to remain stagnant through to 2026. That means that real wages will be lower in 2026 than they were in 2008 – we have now had nearly two decades of lost wage growth. …

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British Sign Language (BSL)

I strongly support a British Sign Language Bill being introduced to at last accord the proper legal status for British Sign Language (BSL). I was elected on a manifesto that committed to “adopt a British Sign Language Act, giving BSL full legal recognition in law”. I stand by that commitment today. You may know that …

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The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

I have fought my whole political life for the rights of displaced people, asylum seekers and refugees. The right to a decent life is a human right and over the last couple of decades, the number of refugees has skyrocketed because of military, environmental and political crises. Russia’s shocking invasion of Ukraine means we are …

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