Although the paralysis caused by the Tory leadership crisis is limiting legislation, there’s plenty of other things happening. Today I will be attending a Red Cross event to hear more about the experiences of refugees, meeting the South African High Commissioner, finding out the views of young people in the Youth Voice Census; and attending an event about fire safety in tower blocks.
On Tuesday I’m meeting with a Sheffield researcher to contribute to her work on e-petitions and their role in our democracy, as well as meeting with the Deputy French Ambassador in my role as a Shadow Brexit Minister. Afterwards, I’ll be at Health Questions to press for better services to tackle child obesity (an issue I’ve been raising for some time) and meeting with a pharmaceutical company to talk about their concerns on Brexit. In the evening, I’ll be attending a discussion about current views on immigration, organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration.
On Wednesday, I’ll be catching up with other Sheffield MPs, as well as meeting with Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis to discuss plans around transport and investment. In the afternoon I’ll be going to a meeting with the Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, organised by the Britain-Palestine All Party Parliamentary Group, and attending an evening event organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding.
I’m heading back to Sheffield to join Nether Edge Primary School’s Clean Air Day, to speak at Sheffield University’s School of Health and Related Research to celebrate their 25th Anniversary and, in the evening, to speak at the Annual General Meeting of my Constituency Labour Party. On Friday I’m joining pupils at Prince Edward Primary School at Manor Top to hear what they have been learning about education around the world and meeting Sheffield Futures.