Women are still discouraged from standing for elected office, and black female MPs like me face the double assault of misogynoir
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities and Labour MP for Brent Central
They say when America sneezes, the UK catches a cold - right now America has a virus and we must stop it becoming an epidemic
05/11/2018 16:10 GMT
86% of cuts from the Conservatives’ politically-driven austerity agenda has fallen on the shoulders of women - the government must turn around these structural inequalities
28/10/2018 14:35 GMT
The fact this date will pass by without registering on most people’s social or cultural radar is an indication that more needs to be done to recognise its significance
01/08/2018 10:17 BST
Despite Sunday's anniversary, we must recognise there is still some way to go until BSL is equal under the law
19/03/2018 15:33 GMT
The Prime Minister is all talk and no action - but Labour will not give up the fight
17/01/2018 17:37 GMT
Young’s appointment was wrong from the start. His views made him completely unfit to hold public office
10/01/2018 08:59 GMT
This is a community which is underappreciated and often underrepresented and that is why this week we must celebrate the achievements of the deaf community who are often not recognised enough. It is vital that we give deaf people the right support to enable the full inclusion of sign language in everyday life.
21/09/2017 17:05 BST
This week marked the official State Opening of Parliament by the Queen. This was the Queen's 64th speech however this one was far from usual, with the new government on this occasion set to be propped up by the DUP. The Tories so often warned us about a coalition of chaos during the election campaign, but little did they expect to be talking about their own chaotic government.
23/06/2017 11:24 BST
Why Parliament Must Acknowledge The UN International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination
Today is the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and for the first time in history, Parliament will have the important opportunity to acknowledge this day. I am proud to be leading the debate. We have come a long way in the fight against racism and intolerance but we still have a long way to go.
21/03/2017 10:32 GMT
If the Prime Minister respects the will of the people she will call an end to the partisan manoeuvring by some of her MPs. Mr Speaker has my full support and that of my Labour colleagues. We are ready to defend him because his modernising agenda is right for Westminster and right for the country.
21/02/2017 17:07 GMT
The Labour Party will continue to work towards ending fuel poverty and when in government we will put energy efficiency back on the agenda. Struggling families need more than warm words from this government, they need warm homes.
17/02/2017 15:26 GMT
The tens of thousands who have protested Trump's ban in the UK have spoken up, the Labour Party has spoken up, the Speaker of the House of Commons has spoken up, and it is now time for the government to stand up for British values. We are not a nation of hate and now we must show it.
07/02/2017 17:07 GMT
After Rejecting The Only Female Candidate And Person Of Colour For The Channel 4 Board, We Must Question The Government's Commitment To Diversity
I was disappointed to learn that Culture Secretary Karen Bradley had rejected the appointment of the only female candidate and person of colour to the Channel 4 board. This is a worrying intervention which calls into question the government's commitment to board diversity.
13/12/2016 17:26 GMT
The Tories more than doubled the number of ethnic minority voters it won and started to close the gap on Labour. While Labour still held a distinct lead, securing over 50% of the vote from ethnic minority voters, the Tories support grew from 16% in 2010 to 33% by 2015. These results must act as a warning to Labour - we simply cannot take any voters for granted.
27/06/2015 09:42 BST
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