Mike in Parliament

Statement: Dominic Cummings

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, I received many emails from right across Wythenshawe & Sale East regarding the Prime Minister’s senior advisor, Dominic Cummings. His decision to travel over 260 miles with family members during lockdown has caused deep concern. Many of the constituents who contacted me had never written to their MP before. Most […]

Transport Questions – 18th May 2020

Yesterday in Parliament I asked the minister to provide an aviation support package which matches Labour’s commitment to the sector. The job retention scheme must not be allowed to become a job restructuring scheme. The shadow transport team are meeting with unions and stakeholders to protect jobs and put pressure on the Government to do […]

Impact of Covid-19 on Universal Credit

Last Wednesday, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Universal Credit organised an online session to discuss the impact of coronavirus on Universal Credit. At the meeting, we heard from a number of organisations and claimants about the impact of coronavirus in relation to Universal Credit, including:   Citizens’ Advice;  NACCOM ( No Accommodation Network);   Children’s Society;   CPAG : Child Poverty Action Group;     UC: Us, a group of people claiming Universal Credit in Belfast […]

Mike comments on airline passengers waiting for refunds

In recent weeks Mike was appointed Shadow Minister for Aviation and Maritime on the Labour Frontbench. During the Covid-19 pandemic airline passengers have been struggling to get refunds from airline companies for flights that they are unable to take. Earlier this week Mike commented on the news that some airline passengers have told to wait […]