[24/11/2021 | No comment]

My partner and I are delighted to announce that we will be having a baby in the new year through surrogacy. It has been a really difficult time getting here, so we feel unbelievably lucky and happier than we ever imagined. We will be eternally grateful to our surrogate for making this possible.

I’ll be taking leave from work to make the most of this precious time with the newest member of our family, but I want to reassure my constituents that my office will remain fully open throughout, and my whole team will continue to provide the very best help and support to local residents.

Read the full story in the Leicester Mercury.

[22/11/2021 | No comment]

I spoke to BBC Radio Leicester about the real concerns that Labour have with the Government’s proposals on care costs.

At a time when we have terrible frontline staff shortages, that family carers are being pushed to breaking point, and that disabled people can’t get the help they need to live an independent life, the Prime Minister is protecting the homes of the wealthy.

Why should ordinary people have to pay more, so the wealthy don’t have to sell their homes?

Listen to my comments today above.

[22/11/2021 | No comment]

Earlier today I spoke with Gloria de Piero on GB News about the Government’s proposed changes to the cap on care costs.

Right now, ordinary people are seeing a rise in their taxes, without seeing anything back for it. They are not seeing a single extra minute of care for those who need it, and they are certainly not seeing family homes protecting from catastrophic care costs.

The poorest are going to be taxed more, to protect the wealthy.

Labour are calling for a ten-year plan of investment and reform. We need more money in the system – but we also need change.

Watch my full interview online.

[22/11/2021 | No comment]

New analysis by Labour shows that two thirds of poorer home owners will have to pay more towards their care under Boris Johnson’s new proposals.

The Tories are imposing a punishing tax hike on ordinary working people that does nothing to ensure more people get the care they need or improve services.

Instead, their plans for social care have been exposed as a con that only protects the homes of the wealthiest people in the country.

Now we know even fewer people with low and modest assets will be protected from having to sell their homes to pay for care, especially in the Midlands and the North. Elderly people deserve much better.

Read more in the Mirror.

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