Thursday’s European Parliament elections are the focus for my week and I’ve set out my views on why a vote for Labour matters in my latest Brexit blog – which you can read here. Today I’ll be discussing the position with a group of SDP members from the German Bundestag, on Wednesday I’ll be heading back to Sheffield to campaign through to Thursday and, on Sunday, I’ll be at the election count.

Today starts with a meeting of the Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) Trustees meeting, of which I’m a member, and I’ll also be going along to an APPG Policing and Security meeting about the costs of policing football, on which I’ve made representations to the Government.

Tomorrow I’ll be meeting with War on Want on their project on the legacy of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, of which I was part of the national leadership for over twenty years, and joining an event about preparing for the Great Get Together in June in tribute to Jo Cox. On Wednesday, I’ll be joining members of the local Bangladeshi community for their Iftar as they end that day’s Ramadan fast at sunset.

On Friday, I’ll be catching up with my team, discussing Brexit with a group of visiting European researchers, meeting with the new Pastor of the King’s Centre Church, and catching up with Sheffield Climate Alliance with which I work closely. I’m also holding one of my regular advice surgeries – information here. Then, on Sunday, I hope to join the Iftar at the Madina Masjid as well as being the European election count.

Next week is Parliament’s Spring Bank Holiday recess and, although I have meetings in Sheffield, I’ll post my next ‘My Week Ahead’ blog on Tuesday 4th June.

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