Parliament returns tomorrow after a two-week recess for party conferences, during which Liz Truss and her colleagues have crashed the economy, damaged the UK’s international reputation and shown the divisive priorities of her government – all of which I’ll be looking for opportunities to raise.
Before heading to Westminster this evening, I’m interviewing for a new member of my team in our Sheffield office and joining our local Director of Public Health in a roundtable organised by the Obesity Health Alliance to discuss how local authorities can be supported in addressing health inequalities associated to obesity.
My meetings this week include one with the Children’s Society in my new role as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Young Carers, which I set up with the support of Carers UK just before the summer, and I’m serving as a member of a Delegated Legislation Committee on the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 782).
I’ll be heading back to Sheffield on Thursday for an early start at 7.30am on Friday, seeing off walkers from Bramall Lane in the latest Big Step campaign to highlight lives lost through gambling addiction and making the case to end gambling sponsorship and advertising in football. They will be finishing at Leeds United on Saturday via Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United and Barnsley.
I’ll also be catching up with local Councillors and meeting with constituents, as well as getting my fourth Covid jab – and on Saturday I’ll be at Bramall Lane again hoping the Blades can get back to winning ways.