Conference season is always a busy time!

FOR ME, conference is a perfect opportunity to see and hear from Labour colleagues from across local government. Speaking at fringe events was perfect for this, and I spoke on a range of subjects – from giving more power to local communities, to exploring how everyone can benefit from economic growth.


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A Labour Government would clamp down on animal cruelty

THE LAWS around animal cruelty are grossly outdated and mean offenders are not being properly punished. However the Government refuse to listen to people’s concerns, leaving animals at risk of cruelty.

I wrote to the Government this month on behalf of constituents, raising our concerns about the inadequate sentencing measures for those charged with animal cruelty. I was not satisfied with the response, and I doubt concerned constituents will be too! Continue reading “A Labour Government would clamp down on animal cruelty”