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[18/01/2022 | No comment]

Last week Liz’s MP representative, Sarah Russell, attended a very busy Job Fair at the Welford Road Stadium to speak to employers and job seekers.

There were a large number of employers at the event, including the Army, Octopus Energy, Hays Travel, Bupa, Active Leicester and Key 2 Care Ltd.

[21/12/2021 | No comment]

Last week I visited Barley Croft Primary School, in Beaumont Leys, where they held their Christmas Assembly.

Pupils and staff at the school also said goodbye to their headteacher, Kevin Lacey, after 14 years at the school. During his time as Head, Kevin has led the school to great success including improving its Ofsted rating from “Inadequate” to “Good”; overseeing a full refurbishment of the school; and developing a culture where children are inspired to enjoy learning, so they achieve their best.

I am really sorry to be saying goodbye to Kevin. He has been an absolutely inspirational Head, and I have loved seeing the fantastic, innovative way he has helped children engage with learning. I know how hard he has worked, and how much he has put into the school, so I wish him the very best on his retirement.

 

 

 

 

 

[07/12/2021 | No comment]

 

Last week I met with social care professionals who work in the Wirral in a event organised by the Labour MP for Wirral South, Alison McGovern. It’s always so important to hear from people working on the frontline of social care to fully understand the issues that we face. 

There were some incredibly moving contributions from people who, obviously love their jobs, but are being pushed to breaking point by underfunding, staff shortages and a complete lack of integration with the NHS.

The most important message to come out of the meeting was that the crisis in social care is here now and that action is needed straight away. Labour is calling for a 10 year plan of investment and reform to transform social care. Crucial to this is a new deal for care workers that will deliver the pay, training, terms and conditions they deserve. 

You can read more about Labour’s vision for social care here. 

[29/11/2021 | No comment]

Last week I had one of my favourite ever visits, to Space Park Leicester where I met with Professor Suzie Imber who ran a workshop teaching pupils from Queensmead Academy in Braunstone about physics with rocket experiments.

The space sector has huge potential to create high skill, high quality jobs in the UK, and the Space Park is bringing together the University of Leicester’s world leading research with manufacturing & business to harness this. Through workshops like the one I saw last week; the Space Park is inspiring young people to follow a path into a science career, and to gain the skills needed to fulfil this potential.

I will continue to do all that I can to support the Space Park and all the brilliant work they are doing.  

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