Summer School visits


It was an real honour to visit young people on placements with employers across Oldham as part of the Summer Skilled Trades School project. Continue reading “Summer School visits”


Oldham – By Royal Appointment


Budding entrepreneurs came to Oldham to take part in the Pitch at the Palace event at the newly opened Wayra and Hackspace project on Yorkshire Street.

It was fitting that the event was held in the new enterprise and tech hub, not least of all because of its historic name as York Chambers; an appropriate venue to welcome Prince Andrew, Duke of York to Oldham for his second visit. Continue reading “Oldham – By Royal Appointment”

UK Youth Parliament annual sitting

I was honoured to be invited to attend the annual sitting of the UK Youth Parliament supported by the British Youth Council.

Since selecting Votes at 16 as my Private Members Bill I have been keen to get out to generate support for the Bill and to hear first hand why young people feel so passionately about the issue.

The panel debate was engaging with questions relating to policy, personality politics and the changing role of the media in elections.

I took the time afterwards to ask Members of the Youth Parliament to contact their local MPs to secure support and attendance on 3rd November debate. Within a few hours Jess Phillips MP and Wes Streeting MP tweeted their support.

Supporting Oldham Pride

I was delighted to show my support this Saturday (29th July 2017) at the annual Oldham Pride event.

Each year the event grows in attendance and provides a positive focus for members of the LGBT community in Oldham and the wider community to promote equality, love and tolerance.

The rain just about held off for most of the day too.

Well done to the organisers!