I’m heading down to Westminster, after barely 36 hours back in Sheffield, following Saturday’s special sitting of Parliament and the ‘March for a Final Say’ which I joined after our votes. I set out my objections to Johnson’s deal in this blog and was pleased that the Commons refused to endorse it until the legislation has been approved.
We’ll start the debate on the legislation this week and I’ll be working as part of Labour’s Shadow Brexit team to change the proposals and secure a further referendum. I’ll also be speaking at an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Universities event about Brexit and Higher Education, and I’ll be meeting a group of EU diplomats to discuss the current position.
Although Brexit will dominate the week I hope to find time for other commitments too. On Tuesday, I’m taking Shine Health Academy to meet with Ministers to discuss the lack of support for seriously overweight and obese children and young people. Later in the week, I’ll be meeting with a campaigner from My Death, My Decision to discuss assisted dying and attending an event organised by Women’s Aid on how to improve the Domestic Abuse Bill.
On Thursday, I expect to be back travelling back to Sheffield for the monthly meeting with local Labour members. On Friday I’ll be meeting with the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and also with the South Yorkshire Couriers Network to support their campaign for better pay and conditions with Deliveroo, before holding one of my regular advice surgeries.