Education Bill

On 8 February I spoke in Parliament on the Education Bill.  You can read the text below and you can read the full debate here. This Bill fails our children and young people. In spite of what the Secretary of State claims, many of its measures are grossly unfair, and I will not support it. […]

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Maiden Speech on the Health and Social Care Bill

I had the pleasure of using the occassion of the Health and Social Care Bill to give my Maiden Speech before Parliament on 31 January 2011.  The full text of my speech is below and you can read the remainder of the debate on the parliamentary website here. Thank you for calling me to make […]

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