Great to be out in Slaithwaite with Angela Rayner today, ahead of the local elections tomorrow. Nell Griffiths 4 Colne Valley Ward will make an excellent Councillor for the area. Make sure you #VoteLabour tomorrow!
I spoke in the Social Care debate, about how the chronic underfunding of local authorities means that they are struggling to cope to fund Social Care. Kirklees Council needs an additional £12m a year to fully fund the service. The Minister was unable to tell me, or our Councillors, where that money should come from.
On Thursday, I urge you to vote Labour in the local elections to make sure that the most vulnerable in our society are protected.
In the chamber on Wednesday, I raised the statistic that 80% of secondary schools in my constituency have seen a rise of class sizes between 2014-17. Every secondary school has had to cut staff during that time. These two issues are intrinsically linked.
This Government is letting our children down. We need a Labour government which will fully fund our education system.
Phew! Busy week in Westminster, looking forward to a weekend speaking to residents across the constituency ahead of local elections on Thursday.
When elderly people fall they often end up in hospital. If adult social care had better early intervention practices, the number of people admitted to hospital and falling and being admitted to hospital could be reduced.
Central government is letting these things happen by failing to adequately fund local authorities, which can also result in additional pressures on the NHS.
Out canvassing for brill candidate Nell Griffiths 4 Colne Valley Ward in Slawit with t’old lad! Cllr Rob Walker
Fantastic to be at the unveiling of the Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square today. We must remember those women who fought to give us the right to vote.
Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere.
In the debate on the e-petition ‘The privatisation of NHS services’, which 556 people in the Colne Valley constituency have signed, I raised my concerns about creeping privatisation, which is undermining the hard work of staff and the quality of care being provided.
We need to put people before profit in our health care system.
I had a wonderful weekend campaigning in Crosland Moor, Holmfirth and Linthwaite, as well as attending the Colne Valley High School Business Breakfast, meeting with Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, speaking at Slawit Health Centre SOS, and visiting the Cuckoo Festival.
I’m so lucky to represent such a busy, vibrant and creative constituency!