I’m raising money for two brilliant local homelessness charities, the Cathedral Archer Project and Roundabout. Please donate here.
Hearing about ME
I joined a meeting of Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group to hear about their experiences of living with the condition and of their contact with the NHS.
Ending Immigration Detention
I chaired a meeting of campaigners and former detainees organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees to build support to end indefinite detention. Read more about my work on the issue here.
Votes at 16
I was in Parliament to support my colleague Jim McMahon’s Private Member’s Bill to give the vote to 16 and 17-year olds, and was disappointed when the Tories used procedural moves to block it. Read more here.
I enjoyed a visit to Freeman College, where I had a lively Q&A session with students as part of National Parliament Week.
‘Safer Streets Sheffield, Know the Line’- Friday 24th November, 14.00 at the Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James' Street, S1 2EW. Launch of campaign on sexual harassment by Safer Streets Sheffield. More info and tickets here.
Village Aid Fundraiser – Tuesday 28th November, 17.00-20.00 at University Arms, 197 Brook Hill, S3 7HG. Launch of an appeal to build a water catchment site for a remote community in Cameroon. Free and open to all. Register here.
Free Radicals gig for Chillypep – Saturday 2nd December, 19.00-late at Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Rd, S10 1TD. A gig in aid of Chillypep, a great local youth empowerment project. Tickets on door: £8/£5 concessions (students/unwaged)
Roundabout Fundraiser – Saturday 2nd December 11.00-12.00 at Abbeydale/Chippinghouse Rd, near Amici and Bici. Stall raising funds for Sheffield’s youth homeless charity - or donate by texting ‘RDBT17 £X’ with donation to 70070.
Sheffield Futures, Santa Stroll – Sunday 10th December, 11.00-12.30 at Norfolk Arms pub on Ringinglow Rd. Suggested £10 donation, with money going to providing young people with a Christmas wish list. More info here.
Roundabout, Quizmas – Wednesday 6th December, 19.00 for a 20.00 start at The Walkley, Lark Street, S6 5BH . A fun Christmas quiz hosted by Pulp’s Nick Banks, in support of Roundabout. Tickets at £8.50 are available here - includes a pie and pea supper, Lucky Dip and prize draw
Christmas parking and public transport – There will be free parking on Sundays in all city-centre Council car parks running up to Christmas, a “plus one” public transport offer on Thursday evenings and all day Sundays, and a bus service on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Read more.
Keeping in touch
My office is open every weekday and if you have any questions or need any help please ring 0114 272 2882 or email me.