Liz in Parliament

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Liz speaks regularly in parliament on behalf of people in Heywood and Middleton. Below you can find links to all of Liz's speeches and questions which were filmed in parliament and available at parliamentlive.tv, and here you can find a more detailed record of her work in Westminster which includes many questions and speeches which are not filmed.

Videos of Liz's speeches

MARCH 2017

20th March 2017 - Question to the Education Minister regarding maintenance loans

15th March 2017 - Question to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions regarding unfair PIP assessments

13th March 2017 - Speech on the Spring budget

13th March 2017 - Question regarding service family accomodation

7th March 2017 - Question to the government regarding cuts to Housing Benefit for 18 - 21 year-olds

2nd March 2017 - Speech to mark International Women's Day

FEBRUARY 2017

27th February 2017 - Question to the Health Secretary about time wasted by GPs chasing pathology results which have not been delivered

21st February 2017 - Question to the Foreign Secretary about allegations of corruption in the Gambia

20th February 2017 - Question to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about workers' rights

20th February 2017 - Question about the impact of new PIP assessments which are seeing thousand of people have their Motability unfairly taken away from them

7th February 2017 - Question to the Health Secretary regarding the huge cuts to Rochdale Council which are placing increasing pressure on social care

2nd February 2017 - Question to the Brexit Secretary about the Customs Union

JANUARY 2017

24th January 2017 - Question about the consultation to review sentences for causinhg death by dangerous driving

19th January 2017 - Speech, as Shadow Foreign Minister, regarding Kashmir

12th January 2017 - Speech, as Shadow Foreign Minister, regarding the African Great Lakes region

11th January 2017 - Speech regarding the NHS and social care crisis

10th January 2017 - Question to the Foreign Secretary about his meeting with Steve Bannon, adviser to President Donald Trump

9th January 2017 - Question to the Health Secretary about investing in NHS staff

9th January 2017 - Question to the Justice Minister about domestic abuse calling for the voices of survivors to be heard in the emergency review

DECEMBER 2016

20th December 2016 - Question to the Health Minister regarding maternity services at Pennine Acute NHS Trust hospitals

19th December 2016 - Speech regarding the impact of Brexit on our universities and science and research

19th December 2016 - Question to the Justice Secretary regarding prison rioting

13th December 2016 - Question to the Health Secretary regarding protection for whistleblowers in the NHS, following the revelations about failings in maternity services at Pennine Acute NHS Trust uncovered by the MEN thanks to the bravery of a whistleblower at the Trust

12th December 2016 - Question to the Health Minister regarding the growing crisis in social care

8th December 2016 - Speech to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

7th December 2016 - Question to the Northern Ireland Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State about the award of contracts to help prepare for Brexit to private providers

6th December 2016 - Question to the Justice Secretary about press attacks on the judiciary

NOVEMBER 2016

29th November 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport regarding reports of historical abuse in football

24th November 2016 - Speech regarding health inequality

24th November 2016 - Question to the Environment Minister regarding the 25-year food and farming plan

22nd November 2016 - Speech as Shadow Foreign Minister regarding the Iran nuclear agreement

16th November 2016 - Speech on the social care crisis and cuts to local government

3rd November 2016 - Speech regarding the living wage

OCTOBER 2016

27th October 2016 - Question to the Under-Secretary of State for Education regarding tackling misogyny and sexist attitudes

27th October 2016 - Question to the Attorney General regarding protection for vulnerable victims within family courts

24th October 2016 - Question to the Housing Minister regarding the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and affordable housing

20th October 2016 - Speech regarding Sir Philip Green and the BHS scandal

18th October 2016 - Speech on behalf of the Opposition regarding the situation in Kashmir

13th October 2016 - Speech on the hormone pregnancy test scandal, calling for a full, transparent and speedy inquiry

13th October 2016 - Speech regarding baby loss calling for better support for bereaved parents

13th October 2016 - Question to the Leader of the House requesting a debate about the quality of care for those living with secondary breast cancer 

10th October 2016 - Question to the Brexit Secretary about the future of medical and scientific research post-Brexit

SEPTEMBER 2016

15th September 2016 - Question to the Rail Minister about rolling stock in the north of England

14th September 2016 - Speech on the new NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans

12th September 2016 - Question to the Education Secretary regarding proposals for more grammar schools

8th September 2016 - Question to the Leader of the House about Southern Health Trust's decision to give their former chief executive a new £240,000 a year job against no other candidates

5th September 2016 - Question to the Brexit Secretary about engaging young people in the discussion about our exit from the EU

 

JULY 2016

19th July 2016 - Speech on higher education

14th July 2016 - Speech on the findings of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war

14th July 2016 - Question to the Leader of the House regarding a reported rise in sexually transmitted diseases

7th July 2016 - Speech regarding online abuse

6th July 2016 - Question to the Health Secretary about the junior doctor's contract 

4th July 2016 - Question to the Minister for Schools asking about the sugar tax and funding for school sport

JUNE 2016

30th June 2016 - Question to the Leader of the House asking for a debate on the effect of Brexit on 16-18 year olds

30th June 2016 - Question to the Transport Minister about bus fares for 18-24 year olds and barriers to work and training

27th June 2016 - Question to the Prime Minister about the referendum result and votes for 16 and 17 year olds

14th June 2016 - Question to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons, Probation, Rehabilitation and Sentencing asking what he is doing to help prisoners who live in daily fear of their lives with the consequent anguish to their families

8th June 2016 - Speaking in the Opposition Day Debate on the BBC White Paper and calling on the Minister of State for Culture, Media and Sport to rethink the iPlayer loophole and asking that he exempts students

6th June 2016 - Question to the Minister of State for Communities and Resilience regarding the Coastal Tourism Academy's report and asking what he is doing to foster the strong relationships that are recommended in the report

MAY 2016

26th May 2016 - Question to the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons asking for a debate on the Greater Manchester Further Education Area Review

26th May 2016 - Question to the Minister for Women and Equalities on the equalities implications of the Prevent Strategy

25th May 2016 - Speaking in the Education, Skill and Training Debate; focusing on the increasing cost of further education and Greater Manchester Area Review

19th May 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Health regarding the proposed agreement between the BMA and the Government

12th May 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, asking whether he will consider exempting students from the closure of the IPlayer loophole

12th May 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change regarding constituents being ripped off by prepayment meters

11th May 2016 - Question to the Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise regarding the Trade Union Bill and the proposal that the bill should be subject to legislative consent

9th May 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Education on the Government's U-turn on forced academies

9th May 2016 - Question to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons, Probation, Rehabilitation and Sentencing on prison violence

5th May 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs asking for confirmation that the EU Solidarity Fund with go towards additional support for areas affected by the floods

5th May 2016 - Question to the Minister of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs regarding the government's decision to block EU efforts to improve the School Milk Scheme

3rd May 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills regarding pensions for BHS employees

APRIL 2016

28th April 2016 - Question to the Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons asking for a statement on MPs duties under the Equality Act 2010 including the language used in the chamber

27th April 2016 - Question to the Prime Minister asking when a response will be given to the Justice for Joseph petition that was handed in to Number 10

25th April 2016 - Question to the Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise regarding the Bill Grimsey Report

25th April 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Health clarifying the details of the junior doctors strike and asking him once again to negotiate

25th April 2016 - Question to the Minister for Universities and Science on what funding will be available to students who would have to travel further due to college mergers and closures

18th April 2016 - Speech on the Government's 'living wage'

18th April 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Health calling on him to negotiate with the BMA and the junior doctors

14th April 2016 - Speech on equality in the BBC and asking what progress the BBC has made in improving equality in its programming

14th April 2016 - Question to the Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons asking for a debate on funding for women's refuges

12th April 2016 - Speech to the House of Commons on the Contaminated Blood Scandal and how this continues to affects peoples lives

11th April 2016 - Question to the Home Secretary regarding overall police funding being cut

MARCH 2016

24th March 2016 - Question to the Deputy Leader of The House of Commons regarding the sugar tax and calling for a debate in Government time on the reinstatement of the School Sports Partnership

24th March 2016 - Question to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health urging him to resume talks with the BMA regarding junior doctors contracts

24th March 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, asking why her department will not bring forward the fuel poverty strategy for another 2 years

22nd March 2016 - Question to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health regarding staff morale in the NHS

21st March 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government regarding the distribution of transitional funding for local authorities

17th March 2016 - Question to the Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons asking for a debate on why young people have been excluded from the governments new national living wage

14th March 2016 - Question to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions regarding the suggestions from the WASPI women

10th March 2016 - Question to the Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills regarding student finance

10th March 2016 - Question to the Leader of the House regarding the effect of small business rate relief being axed by the government

8th March 2016 - Speech on International Women's Day calling for action to increase the number of female MPs, and asking for the government to listen to the thousands of women asking for fair transitional arrangements for those affected by state pension changes

3rd March 2016 - Question to the Leader of the House about the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report showing that 10 of the 12 towns and cities facing the greatest economic decline are in the north of England

2nd March 2016 - Speech regarding end of life care and the excellent work of our local Springhill Hospice 

2nd March 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions regarding the state pension

FEBRUARY 2016

25th February 2016 - Question to the Local Government Minister regarding the government's eleventh-hour u-turn decision to apply for EU Solidarity Fund money to help with flood repairs

24th February 2016 - Speech about transitional arrangements for women affected by pension changes

22nd February 2016 - Question to the Home Secretary regarding violence against retail staff

11th February 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Health regarding Junior Doctor's contracts

11th February 2016 - Request to the Leader of the House for an urgent debate about violence against retail workers

11th February 2016 - Question regarding government cuts to funding for opposition parties

10th February 2016 - Statement from the frontbench regarding local government funding

9th February 2016 - Question to the Health Minister about saturated fat, salt and sugar in food and the possibility of mandatory targets for the food industry to help tackle childhood obesity

8th February 2016 - Statement on the Junior Doctor's strike and question to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

8th February 2016 - Question to the Minister of State for Communities and Local Government about the standard of neighbourhood plans

4th February 2016 - Question to the Leader of the House about helping graduates find graduate jobs

4th February 2016 - Question regarding online abuse

4th February 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about the winter flooding and the government's refusal to apply for EU Solidarity Fund money

3rd February 2016 - Contribution to a debate regarding the Scotland Bill and fiscal framework

2nd February 2016 - Question regarding the Zika virus and the blood transfusion service

1st February 2016 - Question to the Health Minister regarding patients being told to stay away from local A&E departments due to lack of capacity

JANUARY 2016

28th January 2016 - Question to the Leader of the House regarding the government's decision not to apply for European Social Fund money to help with flood repairs

28th January 2016 - Question to the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about the bedroom tax

27th January 2016 - Speech on the growing crisis in our prisons

25th January 2016 - Question to the Secretary of State for Education about cuts to child and adolescent mental health services funding and the effect of this on young people

21st January 2016 - Speech from the frontbench on behalf of the Labour Party on the occasion of Holocaust Memorial Day

21st January 2016 - Question to the Minister for Culture, Media and Sport about museum closures

19th January 2016 - Speech on the rising cost of public transport fares, and supporting Jim McMahon MP's proposal to extend the Manchester Metrolink to Middleton

19th January 2016 - Speech attacking the government decision to replace grants with loans for the poorest students

14th January 2016 - Asking for an urgent debate on a report that one in five museums are being forced to close part of their collections to the public due to cuts, and that museums in the north of England have been disproportionately affected

14th January 2016 - Question to the Minister for Women and Equalities about misogynistic online abuse

6th January 2016 - Speech on the winter flooding

DECEMBER 2015

15th December 2015 - Speech on flood defences, the statutory duties of Fire and Rescue Services, and the effect of spending cuts on flood defence and the ability of the emergency services to respond to such events as widespread flooding

14th December 2015 - Tribute to Fire and Rescue Services for their response to flooding, and a question to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government about funding for those services

10th December 2015 - Question to the Leader of the House asking for an urgent debate on the proposed closures of many HMRC tax offices, and the effect of this on their ability to police payment of the national minimum wage

10th December 2015 - Question to the Secretary of State for Health regarding the introduction of a national system of medical examiners

10th December 2015 - Question about the delay of rail electrification in northern England

7th December 2015 - Speech on healthcare devolution and spending

7th December 2015 - Speech on cuts to English National Parks

7th December 2015 - Praise for Fire and Rescue Services for their response to the floods, and a question to the Secretary of State about making such a response part of their statutory duty

NOVEMBER 2015

23rd November 2015 - Question about the impact of tax credit cuts on military families

20th November 2015 - Question to Health Minister about the Junior Doctors dispute

20th November 2015 - Speech supporting the Emergency First Aid Bill, which if not defeated by the Tories would have made first aid training compulsory in secondary schools

19th November 2015 - Asking for an urgent debate on the Junior Doctors dispute

18th November 2015 - Speech, on behalf of Hopwood Hall College and other sixth form providers, attacking cuts to Further Education spending

17th November - Speech arguing for 16 and 17 year olds to be given the right to vote

10th November 2015 - Asking about the Conservative's plans for the Human Rights Act

9th November 2015 - Raising FBU and firefighter's concerns over forthcoming government cuts

5th November 2015 - Asking a question about the living wage

OCTOBER 2015

30th October 2015 - Speech on hospital parking charges for carers

29th October 2015 - Speech on tax credits

29th October 2015 - Business of the House, asking for a debate about foodbanks

21st October 2015 - Speaking as Shadow Minister regarding health devolution

15th October 2015 - Business of the House, asking for a debate on a Care Quality Commission report into hospital standards

14th October 2015 - Prime Minister's Questions, asking the Prime Minister about trade union voting systems

13th October 2015 - Health questions, asking for support to keep Middleton Walk-in Centre open

SEPTEMBER 2015

14th September 2015 - Trade Union Bill debate

JULY 2015

16th July 2015 - NHS questions, regarding the implementation of new medical examiner roles

16th July 2015 - Business of the House, asking for an urgent debate on drug and alcohol treatment regimes in prisons

16th July 2015 - Transport questions, regarding 'northern powerhouse' and suspension of the rail electrification scheme

13th July 2015 - Budget debate

JUNE 2015

29th June 2015 - Communities and Local Government questions, regarding homelessness

25th June 2015 - Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy debate

22nd June 2015 - Work and Pensions questions, regarding Scout Moor wind farm

11th June 2015 - Transport questions, regarding funding for repairs for our local roads

10th June 2015 - Closure of Carcraft debate led by Liz

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