Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health (Grassroots Petition)

PM: Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health What are we asking for? This petition is asking for the Prime Minister to appoint a 'Secretary of State for Mental Health'. Why does this matter? The UK is burdened with a mental health crisis. At present, the 'mental health' portfolio has been bolted onto the … Continue reading Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health (Grassroots Petition)

The Chequers ‘Agreement’: Everything you need to know.

The Chequers Agreement refers to a collective cabinet agreement about the UK’s desired future relationship with the European Union. Since the Prime Minister formally triggered Article 50 in March 2017, her main challenge has been uniting her cabinet around a single negotiating position that can be presented to Michel Barnier – the EU’s chief negotiator. … Continue reading The Chequers ‘Agreement’: Everything you need to know.

BREXIT UPDATE: Something BIG just happened in parliament. An Explanation.

Today, the government succeeded in suppressing an attempt by would-be Conservative rebels to ensure that MPs had the power to prevent the Prime Minister from leaving the European Union without a deal. The amendment failed with 303 votes in favour and 319 against. The implications of this vote are huge.   In place of the … Continue reading BREXIT UPDATE: Something BIG just happened in parliament. An Explanation.

Tom Parkin for Young Labour National Committee Under-19s Representative

Earlier this week, I announced that I am an standing to be elected as Under-19s Representative to Young Labour's National Committee. The position has a two-year term. This position is a recognition of the breadth of ages amongst our young members and the potential for under-representation of members under 19. The role of the Under … Continue reading Tom Parkin for Young Labour National Committee Under-19s Representative