Safer, greener communities

Local issues in Bradgate Heights

On 4th February I attended a meeting of the Bradgate Heights Residents Association. It was very helpful to hear about the issues people living here are concerned about, including improving street lighting, sorting out car parking in the area, and making sure the drainage system is safe and effective. The […]

Supporting families

Giving children the best start in life

I think one of Labour’s proudest achievements is our investment in children’s early years. When I was Director of the Maternity Alliance, I saw the difference good quality help and support can make to parents and young children, particularly if it starts very early on in life. We’ve now got […]

Liz in the news

My take on the ‘Broken Britain?’ debate

Not for the first time the Westminster week seemed a long way away from the frontline election campaign – at least in the constituency where I’m standing. On Friday, David Cameron cited the appalling case of the two young brothers who tortured a pair of boys in Edlington, south Yorkshire, […]

Caring for older people

Helping our ageing population

The fact that people are living longer is something we should celebrate. But our ageing population also brings challenges – for families, businesses, public services and public attitudes towards the way older people are seen and treated. I’m proud of Labour’s record in Leicester West: Winter Fuel Payments of £250 […]

More affordable housing

More housing help for Leicester West

Housing is one of the most important issues in this constituency. I know people don’t like it when Labour politicians talk about the problems caused by the last Conservative Government! But the truth is we’re still dealing with their failed legacy on housing: their failure to build new council houses […]

Jobs, skills and training

New skills for young people

One of the things I love about being a Prosepective Parliamentary Candidate (basically an aspiring MP) is that I get to meet all sorts of people and organisations doing fantastic things in Leicester West. I recently visited two inspirational projects that are helping to give young people in this constituency the […]