This week in Westminster is dominated by the Chancellor’s Budget Statement on Thursday, after weekend warnings of its content. Jeremy Hunt was ready to blame Liz Truss but failed to recognise successive Tory Government’s record of austerity and poor growth –putting the UK well below the OECD average at 1.4%.
Before then I’ll be opposing plans to increase the number of children for which staff can be responsible in childcare in a Westminster Hall debate on staff-child ratios, meeting with the South Yorkshire International Trade Centre, joining a My Death my Decision event following my interview with Sophy Ridge on assisted dying, attending an NEU briefing on school cuts and joining a Labour friends of Yemen update on the humanitarian crisis.
My Big Conversation continues on Tuesday with an online meeting for constituents in Broomhill and Sharrow Vale which you can sign up for here and on Saturday and Sunday I’ll be out with teams of volunteers knocking on doors in Manor Castle and Nether Edge and Sharrow.
After the budget, I’ll be returning to Sheffield for meetings with the Teaching Hospitals Trust and student officers at the University of Sheffield, as well as hosting an event with the Lord Mayor for Sheffield Young Carers. On Sunday I’m joining the Lord Lieutenant and HERB (Helping Environmental Regeneration in Broomhall) to plant a tree – one of the 350 ‘Tree of Trees’ from the Queen’s Jubilee -in Broomhall.