Putin’s appalling unprovoked invasion of Ukraine overshadows everything in politics as I travel down to Westminster, expecting a further statement from the Prime Minister. We must stand together with our NATO allies in support of the Ukrainian people and, alongside all practical support and comprehensive sanctions against Russia, I’ll press for welcoming refugees in the light of shocking comments by Ministers over the weekend.
I’ll be in the Commons later today to support amendments from the Lords to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill which Labour has consistently opposed. You can read more about Labour’s position on the Bill here. On Wednesday I’m hoping to contribute to a Westminster Hall debate on the impact of remediation works on leaseholders affected by the cladding and building safety scandal on which I have done a lot of work (read more here).
Also this week I’ll be meeting with the British Council, as well as joining the AGM of the Gambling Related Harms All-Party Parliamentary Group to discuss the coming review of the Gambling Act. Back in Sheffield I’ll be joining Council leader Terry Fox on a walkabout, meeting constituents to talk about local issues. I’ll also be joining other Sheffield MPs in meetings with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Citizens Advice and City Council leaders.
On Saturday I am meeting the Korean ambassador as part of a day celebrating Korean culture organised by students at the University of Sheffield, and on Sunday I’ll in be knocking on doors and meeting constituents in Kelham Island.