This month's 'Meet Your MP' coffee morning was held in Rusholme at Birch Community Centre. I talked to residents about the process of setting up my office, what I'd been up to in Parliament since being elected, and my role as Shadow Immigration Minister. There was a great turnout and some really interesting questions from constituents on issues such as Brexit, housing and policing. I was really pleased that the ward councillors were also able to join me to talk to residents about the work our Labour council is doing locally. Thank you to everyone who attended and joined in the debate.
I hope these monthly “Meet your MP” events – which will move from ward to ward – will be a chance to discuss the issues I have been working on, both in Parliament and locally, on behalf of the people of Manchester Gorton. But most importantly I want to listen to constituent’s views and concerns, and understand how I can best represent them in Parliament.