After a shameful week, in which Boris Johnson’s corrupt conduct backfired on him and damaged our politics, we’ll be holding an emergency debate on standards today – and need to strengthen the rules, not weaken them as the Tories attempted. Before that I have a substantive question to Work and Pensions Ministers. Later I’ll be attending a debate on use of fireworks and one on safety in night clubs, which has been raised in my Big Conversation.
On Tuesday I’ll be meeting with the NUS in my role as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Students, and I’ve a meeting with the CEO of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education later in the week. Also on Tuesday I’ll be speaking in a backbench debate on mental health in schools and the need for counselling services, which I’ve pressed for previously.
Unusually I’ll be back in Sheffield on Wednesday for local meetings, including catching up with City of Sanctuary about the Nationality and Borders Bill and speaking with Sharrow Community Forum about their holiday and activity programme. On Thursday I’m meeting with a local manufacturer about steel quotas before speaking with Y10 at Mercia School.
On Saturday, I’m knocking on doors and meeting constituents in Walkley as part of the Big Conversation and speaking at the Shine AGM, a local group I have done a lot of work with on child obesity, and on Sunday I’ll be attending the Remembrance Day service in Barkers Pool.