Today I attended the Hands Around HRI protest, which brought so many people together as one community in support of our hospital. I was delighted to read a message from Shadow Secretary of State for Health Jonathan Ashworth MP. As I said in my speech, I strongly believe that we have a right to quality healthcare.
These proposals are not acceptable.
This demonstration today will send a message to Jeremy Hunt, that we are united in opposition to these plans.
It is not a done deal. This is our hospital, and our NHS.
Receiving feedback like this is why I wanted to be an MP. We can make a real difference to people’s lives.
I am proud to support the #No2H8 campaign in Parliament today, with Faith Matters and Tell Mama UK. The #No2H8 campaign is seeking to raise awareness of the increasing prevalence of hate crime in the UK. Hate crime in the UK manifests itself in many forms and the #No2H8 campaign is aiming to act as a catalyst to eradicate Islamaphobic, Anti-Semitic, Misogynistic, Homophobic and any other form of abuse in society.
80,393 hate crimes were reported by the police in the year 2016/17, which is a 29% increase from the previous year.
Faith Matters is an organisation enabling different communities to reduce conflict through integration and cohesion, as well as reducing hate crime and extremism.
TellMAMA is an independent organisation which works with police forces across the UK to support victims of anti-Muslim hate crime, and monitor and map anti-Muslim incidents.
To find out more about what can be done to end this, you can go to the Faith Matters or TellMAMA websites.
Labour’s campaign day in full-swing around our constituency on Saturday. I visited the teams in Lindley, Marsden, and Holmfirth.
Speaking to local folk who are increasingly vocal about their opposition to this crumbling Tory government.
Under the Tories, living standards are falling. Households in Britain will be better off with a Labour government.