This week sees this Government’s Budget, on Wednesday, and I’ll be in the Chamber to hear the Chancellor. His statement will be followed by several days of debate and I’m planning to speak next Monday, so I’m keen to hear constituents’ reactions to it.
Today I’ll be going along to the ‘STEM for Britain 2020’ event to meet a research student from the University of Sheffield who is exhibiting his work. Then I’ve a meeting of our Shadow Brexit Team at which we’ll be discussing the first round of talks on our future relationship held with the EU last week (see my reaction on behalf of the Labour Party here).
Later I’ll be going along to a Labour leadership hustings on issues facing the north of England; I’m supporting Keir Starmer (read more here) but am keen to hear the views of all candidates. Tomorrow I’ll be attending a meeting of the APPG on Choice at the End of Life, of which I’m a Vice-Chair, to discuss our campaign for a Government inquiry into the existing law on assisted dying, and joining the launch of Universities UK’s refreshed Mentally Healthy Universities framework.
Also this week, I’ll also be joining an event with Citizens Advice and hearing from Hope not Hate on their ‘State of Hate’ report, before heading back to Sheffield on Thursday. As well as catching up on casework on Friday, I’ll be meeting with the ‘Know the Line’ campaign to discuss further work against sexual harassment, meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner.
On Saturday I’ll be out knocking on doors and meeting constituents in Manor, and on Sunday I’ll be joining a Labour stall to talk to constituents at the Nether Edge Farmers Market.