Kirklees Council Funding – Social Care (Opposition Day Debate)

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.

Funding Cuts to Schools – Schools (Opposition Day Debate)

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.