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Why I voted in favour of the European Parliament Resolution on Brexit

Labour MEPs voted in favour of the European Parliament’s recent resolution on the Brexit negotiations, as it is clear that urgent progress is required if there is to be any hope of reaching a deal between the UK and the EU before the end of March 2019. The European Parliament does not take part in the negotiations themselves, but it will need to adopt or veto the final outcome.

Brexit Resolution, what does it mean?

  Why I voted in favour of the European Parliament Resolution on Brexit Labour MEPs voted in favour of the European Parliament’s recent resolution on the Brexit negotiations, as it... Read more

I am honoured to have received a letter from Ambassador Ismat Jahan for my speech to the European Parliament last month on the atrocities happening to Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. We must continue to stand up against genocide and human rights abuses across the world.

Thanking Letter from Ambassador Ismat Jahan

I am honoured to have received a letter from Ambassador Ismat Jahan for my speech to the European Parliament last month on the atrocities happening to Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.... Read more

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I came into politics to defend the Europe that I believe is possible, a Europe for people founded on principles of peace, democracy, tolerance and mutual respect. I consider myself to be British, European and a global citizen, so when Theresa May said at the Tory party conference last year, “If you are a citizen of the world you are a citizen of nowhere,“ she effectively made me a refugee. My ancestors were in fact French Huguenot refugees who fled religious persecution in the late 18th century. They arrived in Britain with their textile skills and a determination to contribute to society. They helped to establish the lace trade in Nottingham where they eventually settled. To this date there is still a Lace Market in the city and I am proud that my refugee forebears contributed to the wealth and unique identity of the city. This was the first large refugee wave that arrived on our shores, introducing the very word into our vocabulary.

Brexit, where do we go from here?

I came into politics to defend the Europe that I believe is possible, a Europe for people founded on principles of peace, democracy, tolerance and mutual respect. I consider myself... Read more

On September 14th, the European Parliament adopted a strong resolution denouncing the crimes that are being committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar. The UN and many international NGOs have reported hundreds of thousands of people displaced, villages burnt down, systematic rape and torture, largely at the hands of the military. It is very important for the European Union to take action on this at an international level, and I would like to thank all those constituents and citizens who got in touch with me and my fellow MEPs to express their concern. 

Julie's Statement on Myanmar

On September 14th, the European Parliament adopted a strong resolution denouncing the crimes that are being committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar. The UN and many international NGOs have reported... Read more

We all share the sense of horror at what is happening to the largely Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar, and I want to thank all those constituents and citizens who have contacted us to raise their concern. 

Genocide in Myanmar of Rohingya Muslims

We all share the sense of horror at what is happening to the largely Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar, and I want to thank all those constituents and citizens who have... Read more

It’s excellent to see this comprehensive report on transparency and accountability in the EU institutions. If we expect to represent our constituents properly in a democratic EU we need to make sure our constituents can see what we are doing and know we have their best interest at heart. 

Comprehensive report on transparency and accountability in the EU

It’s excellent to see this comprehensive report on transparency and accountability in the EU institutions. If we expect to represent our constituents properly in a democratic EU we need to... Read more

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It has been a tumultuous year since the UK referendum in June 2016, with barely a day to sit back and enjoy life’s pleasures. Thank you to everyone who continues to campaign at each and every opportunity - with your help and under Jeremy’s leadership we are slowly but surely winning the argument and I believe that a Labour administration is within our sights. 

Summer Newsletter 2017

It has been a tumultuous year since the UK referendum in June 2016, with barely a day to sit back and enjoy life’s pleasures. Thank you to everyone who continues... Read more

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We live in extraordinary and worrying times, with particular concerns for our diverse communities. After the spate of recent awful attacks at Manchester Arena, London Bridge and Finsbury Park it was upsetting to hear about the despicable arson attack at the Nasfat Islamic Centre in Manchester.

Statement on Newton Heath Mosque

  We live in extraordinary and worrying times, with particular concerns for our diverse communities. After the spate of recent awful attacks at Manchester Arena, London Bridge and Finsbury Park... Read more

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We have stopped the Conservatives in their tracks, denying them another 5 years as a majority government. I am exceptionally proud of Jeremy Corbyn and the campaign he, the shadow cabinet and thousands of members and supporters across the UK ran for this snap General Election. It was particularly wonderful to see the creative community get behind the campaign with posters, songs, poems, comedy and endorsements from a whole host of artists such as Billy Bragg, Lily Allen, Maxine Peake, Julie Hesmondhalgh.

A proud day for the Labour Party

We have stopped the Conservatives in their tracks, denying them another 5 years as a majority government. I am exceptionally proud of Jeremy Corbyn and the campaign he, the shadow... Read more

The deadly and senseless attack on young people and their families at the MEN Arena in Manchester late on Monday night, May 22nd, at the end of Ariana Grande's concert is a terrible tragedy for all of us.

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Statement on Manchester Attack

The deadly and senseless attack on young people and their families at the MEN Arena in Manchester late on Monday night, May 22nd, at the end of Ariana Grande's concert... Read more

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