In Parliament

Since I was re-elected as MP for Rotherham in May 2015 I have:

June 2015

Raised concerns about the reduced opening hours of the ticket office in Rotherham Station

Asked the Foreign Secretary what steps he is taking to tackle the current situation of Rohingya Muslims being persecuted in Burma

July 2015

Spoke on the Opposition Day debate about Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap

Asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps his department are taking to discourage Japan from resuming Antarctic whaling.

September 2015

Asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about the reassessment of terminally ill people for personal independence payments, employment and support allowance and attendance allowance

Asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about how many DS1500 forms were submitted in 2014

Spoke on the Assisted Dying Bill

October 2015

Asked the Minister for Preventing Abuse and Domestic Violence to commit to ensuring everyone regardless of gender, sexuality or ethnicity feels safe in their home

Asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs about what the Department is doing to tackle the human rights issues in Egypt and what the Department is doing to help ensure women's rights are protected in Egypt

Was a member of the Public Bill Committee scrutinising the Immigration Bill

Asked the Chancellor what steps he will take to ensure children in Rotherham and nationwide are not negatively affected by proposed tax credit cuts

Spoke on the Opposition Day debate about the steel industry

November 2015

Spoke on a debate about palliative care

Asked the Prime Minister about safe zones for civilians in Syria

Spoke on a debate about the junior doctors contract

Spoke on a debate about issues surrounding transpeople in prisons

Asked the Secretary of State for Home Affairs about child asylum seekers

December 2015

Asked the Secretary of State for Home Affairs about the safety of EU nations in relation to trafficking

Spoke on a debate about marriage registration certificates

Spoke on a debate around the protection of 16 and 17 year olds

Asked the Secretary of State for Home Affairs about how many children have been age assessed in detention over the past year

January 2016

Launched Dare2Care which focuses on preventing child abuse and challenging the normalisation of violence in young people's relationships

Spoke on a debate about child prisoners and detainees in occupied Palestinian territories

Spoke on a debate about healthcare provision in Yarls Wood

Spoke on a debate about violence against women and girls, asking Home Secretary about how FGM is being tackled

Asked the Secretary of State for Home Affairs about child abduction warning notices

Asked the Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills about the closure of the BIS office in Sheffield

February 2016

Asked the Secretary of State for Home Affairs about how the Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy is inclusive of homeless women, women with mental health issues and women in poverty

Asked the Secretary of State for Home Affairs about child sexual exploitation

Asked the Secretary of State for Home Affairs how the police and other authorities are making use of the FGM orders and what the Home Office are doing to increase convictions of people carrying out FGM

Spoke on a debate about the closure of the BIS office in Sheffield

March 2016

Asked the Ministry of Justice how many girls have been given FGM protection orders to date

Asked the Secretary of State for Home Affairs about the provision of specialist BAME domestic violence services

Asked the Secretary of State for Home Affairs if she would ring fence long term funding for domestic violence services

Asked the Department for Communities and Local Government how many women have requested a change in housing due to violence and how many women were transferred because of this

April 2016

Asked the Secretary of State for Home Affairs about cuts to police services in South Yorkshire

Spoke on a debate about the educational attainment gap in Yorkshire

Asked the Ministry of Justice about legal aid provision for victims of modern slavery

May 2016

Spoke on a debate about domestic violence refuges

Asked the Secretary of State for Home Affairs what steps the Home Office are taking to ensure women and girls at risk of FGM are identified by the authorities

Spoke on a debate about the deportation of the Brain family

Spoke on a debate about the steel industry

June 2016

Asked the Department for Communities and Local Government whether they will ring fence funding for specialist domestic violence refuges

Asked the Ministry of Justice how much legal aid is available to victims of human trafficking

Asked the Secretary of State for Home Affairs to commit to an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave

Asked the Department for Health what steps they are taking to ensure medical professionals are trained to carry out smear tests for victims of FGM

July 2016

Asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs about the involvement of G4S in the West Bank

Spoke on a debate about opportunities for children in early years education

Spoke on a debate about how the EU referendum result will effect the steel industry

Asked the Home Secretary whether she will commit to a public inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave

Secured a debate about online child abuse

August 2016

Attended cross-party trip to France to visit the sites of the D-Day landings

Visited Uganda to research the impact of child immunisation

September 2016

Spoke at the reading of Digital Economy Bill to encourage the government to tackle online abuse

Asked Secretary of State for Transport when the government will publish a timetable for its consultation on tax and private hire vehicle licensing

Spoke at debate on Domestic Abuse Victims in Family Law Courts

October 2016

Was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities on Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet

Asked the Secretary of State for Education when she will introduce sex and relationship education for all children from Key Stage One

Launched the Dare2Care National Action Plan for Preventing Child Abuse and Violence in Teenage Relationships in Westminster

Held the government to account as Shadow Secretary of State at Women and Equalities questions

November 2016

Spoke during the ministerial statement on the lack of inquiry into Orgreave

Asked an urgent questions to the Foreign Secretary about a vote to remove the UN's first independent LGBT expert

December 2016

Spoke at debate on International Day for Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Spoke at reading of Istanbul Convention ratification Bill to push it through

Spoke at first debate on Transgender Equality to be held in the Commons

Led debate into the gender inequality of 2016's Autumn Statement

January 2017

Government passes regulations that bring law on equal gender pay ,which I campaigned for, into force

Headline speaker at London Young Labour's Rape Culture in Modern Britain event

Spoke at launch of Women and Work APPG's first annual report

Filmed short video for LGBT History Month