We update the diary as often as we can.

Sunday 19th May

  • 07.30pm – 10.00pm Guest at Iftar Celebration of Ramadan

Saturday 18th May

  • 10.30am – 12.30pm Constituents Surgery

Friday 17th May

  • 10.00am – 11.00am Meeting with Supt Kerry Cutler re Ipswich Police issues
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm Visit to St Helens Playgroup to discuss Early Years funding
  • 01.30pm – 02.00pm Constituent visit
  • 02.30pm – 03.30pm Visit to Child Psychotherapist to discuss PRU provision
  • 04.00pm – 05.00pm Meeting with Leader of Suffolk County Council Labour Group

Thursday 16th May

  • 09.00am – 10.30am APPG on Global LGBT rights briefing
  • 13.30am – 11.30am Frontbench duty in the Chamber
  • 03.00pm – 04.00pm International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia debate in the Chamber
  • 04.30pm – 05.30pm ITV Anglia Late Show recording

Wednesday 15th May

  • 10.00am – 11.00am Shadow Minister’s meeting
  • 11.00am – 12.00noon Attending Women and Equalities Committee: Inquiry into Health and Social Care in LGBT Communities with representatives from Ipswich and Suffolk
  • 12.00noon – 01.00pm Prime Minister’s Questions
  • 03.30pm – 04.00pm Meeting with Eduardo Goncalves, founder of Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting
  • 04.30pm – 05.30pm Leading for Labour on Trophy Hunting in Westminster Hall debate

Tuesday 14th May

  • 09.30am – 12.30pm HS2 Bill Committee
  • 04.00pm – 05.00pm Shadow DEFRA team meeting
  • 05.00pm – 07.00pm East of England All Party Parliamentary Group | Sustainable Growth in the East of England: The Housing Implications

Monday 13th May

  • 10.30am – 11.30am Giving blood in Ipswich
  • 04.00pm – 04.30pm HS2 Bill Committee
  • 04.30pm – 05.30pm Leading for Labour on Statutory Instruments: Trade in Animals and Related Products (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 811) and Plant Health (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 820)
  • 06.00pm – 07.00pm Parliamentary Labour Party meeting with Jeremy Corbyn

Sunday 12th May

  • 07.00pm – 09.30pm Mayor’s Charity Curry Night

Saturday 11th May

  • 10.30am – 01.00pm Political campaigning

Friday 10th May

  • 12.00noon – 01.00pm Meeting with Northgate Highschool headteacher
  • 02.00pm – 03.00pm Suffolk Refugee Support Office Launch

Thursday 9th May

  • 09.00am – 09.30am Shadow Minister’s meeting
  • 09.30am – 10.30am DEFRA Questions in the Chamber
  • 10.30am – 11.30am Frontbench duty in the Chamber
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm Leading for Labour on Statutory Instruments: The Animal Health, Plant Health, Seeds and Seed Potatoes (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 809)
  • 12.30pm – 01.00pm Fostering Network’s Foster Care Fortnight parliamentary event

Wednesday 8th May

  • 09.30am – 11.30am HS2 BIll Committee
  • 12.00noon – 01.00pm Prime Minister’s Questions – me asking a question
  • 01.00pm – 01.30pm Call with Hannah Blythn AM (Welsh Deputy Minister for Housing & Local Government and former Wales Environment Minister) and Andy Rees OBE (Head of Waste Strategy in Wales)
  • 04.00pm – 05.00pm Planning amendments to the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill with Luke Pollard MP
  • 05.00pm – 06.00pm LGBT+ Inclusive Sex and Relationships education event hosted by Stephen Doughty MP and meeting Olly Pike
  • 06.00pm – 07.00pm Cladding Forum organised by the secretariat of the APPG on leasehold and commonhold reform, meeting two constituents from Ipswich

Tuesday 7th May

  • 09.00am – 10.00am FIND – turf cutting ceremony for new foodbank in Ipswich
  • 12.30pm – 02.00pm Climate Change briefing lunch in Westminster
  • 03.00pm – 04.00pm Finalising my speech for Wild Animals in Circuses Bill
  • 04.00pm – 07.00pm HS2 Bill Committee
  • 07.15pm – 08.30pm Wild Animals in Circuses – speaking for Labour

Monday 6th May Bank Holiday

  • 01.00pm – 04.00pm Spring Wood Day – Ipswich Wildlife Group

Sunday 5th May

  • 12.00noon – 04.30pm Speaking at the May Day festival in Alexandra Park

Saturday 4th May

  • 10.30am – 01.00pm Constituents Surgery

Friday 3rd May

  • 09.00am – 09.30am Phone interview about Controlling Dangerous Dogs
  • 10.00am – 11.00am Meeting with management from First Buses in Ipswich
  • 12.00noon – 01.00pm Emails and lunch
  • 02.00pm – 03.45pm Visiting Huawei Research facility at Martlesham

Thursday 2nd May

  • 08.00am – 10.00pm Local elections in Ipswich
  • 10.00pm – 03.00am Borough Council count

Wednesday 1st May

  • 09.30am – 11.30am HS2 Bill Committee
  • 11.30am – 11.45am Climate Change Emergency photo
  • 12.00noon – 01.00pm Prime Minister’s Question Time
  • 01.00pm – 02.00pm Autism training for MPs
  • 02.00pm – 03.30pm Chris Packham – Making Conservation Happen- The People’s Manifesto for Wildlife
  • 03.45pm – 04.15pm Making a video message on Climate Change
  • 0500pm – 06.30pm Shadow Ministerial meeting

Tuesday 30th April

  • 09.00am – 12.00noon Emails and correspondence
  • 12.00noon – 02.00pm Work on Waste Strategy
  • 05.00pm – 06.00pm All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health

Monday 29th April

  • 09.00am – 02.30pm Work on Waste Strategy
  • 02.30pm – 04.00pm All Party Parliamentary Group on Ending Homelessness – to discuss lack of housing for people leaving prison
  • 04.00pm – 05.30pm HS2 Bill Committee
  • 05.30pm – 06.00pm TUC “Dying to Work” event to promote rights for workers with terminal illness
  • 06.00pm – 07.00pm Parliamentary Labour Party meeting
  • 07.00pm – 09.00pm HS2 Bill Committee

Sunday 28th April

  • 12.00noon – 03.00pm Judging Pitta Festival in Ipswich
  • 03.30pm – 05.30pm Political fundraising event

Saturday 27th April

  • 10.30am – 12.30pm Political campaigning
  • 02.00pm – 04.00pm Political campaigning

Friday 26th April

  • 09.00am – 09.30am Meeting with Leader, Ipswich Borough Council
  • 09.30am – 11.30am Ipswich Vision Board
  • 12.30pm – 01.00pm Phone call about casework
  • 01.00pm – 02.00pm Meeting with Constituent
  • 02.30pm – 03.30pm Meeting with Website designer
  • 03.30pm – 04.45pm Catching up with emails
  • 05.00pm – 05.30pm Constituents Surgery
  • 06.00pm – 07.30pm Political campaigning

Thursday 25th April

  • 08.45am – 05.10pm HS2 Bill Committee visit to the site

Wednesday 24th April

  • 06.00am – 07.00am Responded to Twitter messages
  • 08.30am – 09.30am Plan for day, signing forms and letters
  • 09.30am – 11.30am HS2 Bill Committee
  • 12.00noon – 01.00pm Prime Minister Questions
  • 01.15pm – 01.30pm Shelter on Justice for Renters
  • 01.30pm – 02.00pm All Party Parliamentary Group on Food Waste
  • 02.00pm – 03.00pm HS2 Bill Committee
  • 03.00pm – 04.00pm Emails
  • 04.00pm – 04.50pm Independent Carers Re: Social Care Funding (Photo), (Video)
  • 04.50pm – 05.15pm Farm Africa – Supporting women’s coffee cooperatives in Uganda
  • 05.15pm – 05.30pm Let Nature Sing with RSPB
  • 05.30pm – 06.00pm Make Votes Count meeting 
  • 06.00pm – 07.00pm Emails and plan for tomorrow
  • 07.00pm – 08.00pm Write column for EADT and Ipswich Star

Tuesday 23rd April

  • 08.00am – 10.30am Emails, phonecalls from home
  • 11.00am – 01.00pm Train to Wesdtminster – read HS2 Papers
  • 01.00pm – 02.00pm Plan for day, sketch for Plastics speech
  • 02.00pm – 03.00pm Meeting with Greta Thunberg on Climate Change
  • 03.00pm – 03.30pm Meeting with Catch 22 leaders
  • 03.30pm – 04.00pm Attended Chamber of HoC for Urgent Q on Climate Change
  • 04.00pm – 06.00pm HS2 hearings
  • 06.00pm – 06.30pm Finalised Plastics speech
  • 06.30pm – 07.30pm Plastics recycling debate
  • 07.30pm – 07.45pm Out to Westminster Square to talk to leaders of Climate Change protest 
  • 07.45pm – 08.50pm Climate Change policy 
  • 09.00pm – 10.00pm N. Ireland (not able to leave the Chamber)  
  • 10.00pm – 10.30pm N. Ireland Agriculture Regulations