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Joining Work & Pensions Select Committee


It has been announced today that I am joining the House of Commons’ Work and Pensions select committee – which scrutinises the work of the Department for Work and Pensions.

It is a huge honour to have secured a place on the committee in my first year in parliament. I am pleased that I’ll be able to take over a decade’s experience working on social security issues, mostly in the charity sector, but also my year as Southwark’s council’s welfare lead. In my first few months I also secured a change in policy from the Labour backbenches ensuring the Government provides £1m in help more swiftly to people with a terminal prognosis.

On the committee I hope to help hold the Government to account for policies affecting tens of thousands of local people’s daily lives. I also hope to help shine a light on the gap between rhetoric and reality – emphasising where policies undermine working people’s income or waste limited resources. I look forward to getting stuck in.


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