Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South ⚓️ Shadow Minister for Schools | #Pompey born and bred @UKLabour | ✉️ firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to make sure every person in Portsmouth, every child in every corner of our city, has the opportunity to learn, engage and develop their creativity. That’s why the new Southsea Cinema and Arts Centre is so exciting. Huge congratulations to Ayşegül and @portsmouthfilms team
The Education Secretary likes to claim he is "evidence-led" but his dodgy data is clearly flawed. This government is obsessing over school structures without evidence to show this will deliver better outcomes for children in the classroom👇🏻
As the @NAHTnews have said, the government’s confused and chaotic handling of the Covid-19 response in schools has further deepened an existing crisis in school leadership. Today I met with local heads to hear their concerns. They deserve our thanks, respect and support
Instead of acting as glorified hall monitors, ministers should be spending their time tackling the day-to-day challenges children and teachers are facing. My comment in @guardian 👇🏻
The government’s complacency on ventilation is failing children and school staff. Thousands of schools have no choice but to open windows as temperatures plummet and heating bills rise. Ministers must deliver a proper plan to keep kids learning together in class👇🏻
We are still not completely clear where #Aquind ’s money comes from. Or what the company’s owners expected in return for dishing out cash to 1 in 10 Tory MPs. As I said in the @HouseofCommons today, the answers are uncomfortable for the Tories, and worrying for our country
Ventilation is key to reducing the spread of covid in schools. The government’s advice to simply open windows is not fair on children and not fair on staff. Ministers must deliver a real solution. The Conservatives never have a plan, and our children are paying the price
Ministers must address the failings identified in the @PHSOmbudsman’s latest report on its investigation into how changes to the women’s state pension age were communicated. I’ll fighting on behalf of @WASPI_Campaign @solent_waspi until justice is secured. My letter today👇🏻
The LGBT+ community should be able to live their lives with equality, dignity and respect. All forms of conversion therapy must be banned as a matter of urgency. That’s why I support a trans-inclusive ban on conversion practices #BanConversionTherapy
In the middle of the Conservative cost-of-living crisis, Rishi Sunak has lost billions to fraud. That money could have been spent on properly ventilating our country’s schools and investing in our children’s future.
I wasn’t satisfied with the Minister’s response to my adjournment debate the other day so have lobbied the Government again to bring certainty. Too many leaseholders dream homes have become a nightmare. They shouldn’t have to foot the bill for the costs of remediation??