I was shocked and remain horrified at the ongoing incidents in the US following the tragic death of George Floyd. There has been an outpouring of anger across the country, and many of my constituents have been in touch with me to make their anger clear and rightly so. This incident has shone a light on racism in the US and wider and this should be a turning point, from which there should be no going back. Racism is the worst type of abuse of power, and we must all take action to support racial justice. I stand in solidarity with our BAME community and with those standing up for equal rights across the globe.
Yesterday I attended Wythenshawe Community Church’s virtual online service, and contributed with a video clip on racial justice. It was great to be able to meet some of the congregation in the afternoon whilst social distancing to discuss the Black Lives Matter campaign and show solidarity. I will continue to work with communities across Wythenshawe & Sale East and support them in their fight for racial justice and equality.