Parliamentary Work

Opposing the Policing Bill

This week, the Government voted its draconian Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill through the House of Commons with not a single Tory MP voting against it. This sends a clear message that rather than addressing the growing injustices of our time, the Government is now choosing to silence the people raising them, attacking all our rights in the process.

Suspending vaccine patents would be a game-changer – PMQ

Suspending vaccine patents would be a game-changer – PMQ

Global Covid-19 vaccine shortages are leaving people in low-income countries vulnerable to the virus and all of us all vulnerable to the emergence of new variants. Today, at Prime Minister’s Question Time, I asked Boris Johnson to put people before patents and join more than a hundred other countries in supporting an intellectual property waiver on vaccine patents.

Windrush Day Debate in Parliament

Windrush Day Debate in Parliament

In this week’s Windrush Day debate, I spoke about the need to celebrate the extraordinary contribution of the Windrush generation, take steps to tackle the ongoing racism and injustices they and their descendants face, and create a society that treats everyone fairly, no matter where they come from.