End Fire and Rehire

On Friday 22nd October I backed the bill to end Fire and Rehire, the practise where companies fire staff only to bring them back with worse pay and conditions.

I am deeply disappointed that despite support from MPs of different parties across Parliament the government chose to oppose this new legislation.

This bill would have substantially improved employment protection for workers but instead the government blocked it, leaving hard working people exposed to this unacceptable practise by bad employers.

Protect student choice

I'm very pleased to have coordinated a letter of over 100 cross party MPs and peers to Nadhim Zahawi MP about saving BTECS. The letter was coordinated with my co-chair Jason McCartney and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sixth Form Education. You can read the letter here.

Low level violence against women

In the House of Commons Urgent Question on the recent HMICFRS (Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services) report on the Police response to violence against women, I asked what more Ministers will do on the issue of 'low level' offending escalating to the most serious violent sexual offences.

You can watch my intervention here.

Tories abstain on Universal Credit vote

Speaking after Tory MPs abstained in today's House of Commons vote to stop the £20 cut in Universal Credit, Hull North MP Diana Johnson said:

“With Tory MPs abstaining, the Government will ignore today's Commons vote, called by Labour, to cancel the Universal Credit cut.

"This means that over 12,000 families in Hull North alone, with 8,700 children, will now be hit by this cut. This includes 5,200 Hull North people in work.