In June I celebrated one year since you elected me to represent the Edgbaston constituency. It’s been a great year, and I want to thank you again for putting your trust in me to stand up for you.
I have been busy engaging with constituents right across Edgbaston in my surgeries, both regular and roving, and in my supporter drop-in sessions – which provides an opportunity to discuss issues over a cup of tea.
Following concerns raised from constituents, I have sent out surveys relating to drug related crime in Quinton, anti-social behaviour in Harborne, flooding in Bartley Green, and I am continuing to put pressure on the West Midlands Police relaying feedback from my crime and policing survey in Harborne. The intelligence gathered from these surveys allow me to better understand how I can help and what action needs to be taken. In Edgbaston, I have been working with the Calthorpe Residents Society to support their longstanding campaign for a pedestrian and cyclist safe crossing at the site where a doctor died after being hit by a lorry last year.
In my role as Shadow Minister for International Development I attended meetings in Brussels to discuss refugees, migration, and how cross government collaboration is required to start building a world that truly works for the many, not the few.
You can find a small selection of what I’ve been up to in June below. As always, please get in touch if there is anything I can help with, and you can find my contact details at the end of the newsletter.