Tonight I joined Andrew Marr on LBC to talk about the appalling hospital conditions doctors face in Palestinian hospitals.
The Tories have scrapped the Mental Health Act - failing thousands of patients.
Labour must seize the opportunity to modernise mental health legislation, with the Joint Committee's recommendations in mind.
Read my piece in New Statesman here.
Tonight, I voted on an amendment to the King's Speech to support a ceasefire in Gaza.
Read my full statement here:
Since the horrific terrorist attacks on Israel in October, more than 1,000 incidents of antisemitic hate crimes have been reported to Community Secure Trust.
Today, I visited their headquarters in London to see the work they are doing to tackle antisemitism. It is a stain on our society. It must be combatted and those who perpetrate it must face the full force of the law.
Today, the Government have scrapped their pledge to reform the Mental Health Act.
More than six years of reports, campaigning and hard work has gone down the drain.
Last year, I sat on the Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill.
There was overwhelming cross-party support for reforming the Act.
To this day, the Government has failed to respond to the committee's recommendations.
Earlier this year, the Conservatives scrapped their own 10-year mental health plan.
Dither, delay and failure is on form with the Tories' approach to tackling the crisis in mental health services.
Black people are five times more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act.
The Tories have scrapped a once in a generation opportunity to tackle this burning injustice.
Last month, I challenged the Health Minister to commit to reforming the Mental Health Act, her response was less than insightful.
It is disappointing that the Tories continue to bury their heads in the sand and neglect mental health services. They are out of ideas and it's costing patients their lives.
Only Labour can provide the transformation needed to improve services.
Many people in Gaza were already living in appalling conditions before this latest conflict. If the Israeli bombardment continues and aid doesn't get through, I really fear for the consequences. Today, I appeared on Peston to reiterate calls for an immediate ceasefire in Israel and Gaza. Every effort needs to be made to work towards a peaceful solution. See my clip here:
Today in Parliament, I challenged the Foreign Secretary to call on his Israeli counterpart to demand an immediate ceasefire to the escalating crisis in Gaza. While rightly calling out Hamas’ horrific attacks, we also have a duty to speak on behalf of those innocent Palestinians who are being collectively punished, starved and bombed in their own homes by Israeli forces. See my question here:
Today marks International Stammer Awareness Day. I know from my own experience, the impact the stigma of stammering has on those affected.
We must not create a narrative of trying to fix people with speech disfluency. Instead we need to work to create a more inclusive society.
Today, I was on BBC Politics Live ahead of Prime Minister Questions, to discuss the conflict in Israel and Gaza, free speech and the drinking culture in Westminster.