My online Big Conversation events are well underway and continue this week with meetings with local school students and the Sheffield Climate Alliance (find out more and sign up here). It’s really helpful to hear everyone’s views, albeit a little differently in these extraordinary times.
When I get to Westminster today, I’ll be heading straight to the Commons Chamber to raise constituents’ concerns on potentially flammable cladding on high-rise buildings. It’s an issue I’ve raised several times since the Grenfell disaster and this time I’m focussing on the impact it’s having on their ability to sell their flats.
As the deadline for a Brexit deal draws closer, I’m speaking for Labour today in a Parliamentary debate on public petitions on Brexit. Later in the week, I’ve meetings with Make UK and the British Poultry Council to hear what they need from government, and with Kent Councillors concerned about prospective chaos with lorries at the Channel crossings. I’ll be raising concerns directly with Ministers at International Trade Questions on Thursday.
As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Students I’ve organised a meeting tomorrow for university students to share their experience of the start of term with Parliamentarians. I’ll also be joining an APPG on Migration meeting, talking with Know the Line on sexual harassment in the hospitality sector, catching up with Gambling with Lives, and meeting Shine Health Academy on the next steps in our campaign for better services for obese children.
As well as my open event with Sheffield Climate Alliance, I’ll be representing local MPs at the Sheffield City Region Net Zero Partnership meeting on local action to tackle the climate emergency, and speaking with Hope For the Future about how to communicate the urgency of the climate crisis to government.