I want the best for our area, not least because this is my home too. I’m not the product of some ‘politician factory’ but grew up around Morecambe Bay, moving to Lancaster as a teenager.
Before being elected to Parliament, my job saw me supporting social workers. Now I see myself as a public servant working on behalf of the people of our area as a full-time advocate for our community.
I was elected in May 2015, replacing the area's Conservative MP. I currently serve in the Labour Shadow Cabinet as the Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, and as the Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.
Enquiries relating to constituency matters should be directed to my constituency offices – Fleetwood 01253 490 440 or Lancaster 01524 566 551, while enquiries relating to my portfolio work should be directed to my Westminster office 0207 219 6001.