News and articles

Here you can find news about me and the issues I am interested in, as well as articles and videos that
I have published. Click the title to read the item.

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News: Final election message for residents of Andover West in the Hampshire County Council Election on 6 May 2021

So, we are into the last week of the Hampshire County Council election campaign. I am proud to be standing as the Labour Party candidate for the Andover West division. Click on the picture below to see my final election address.
Or click on the headline below to find out more about why I am standing and see all my campaign videos. 

And by the way, all my videos are subtitled - if you need a little help, just click on "cc" when viewing the YouTube video. 

News: Standing for Andover West in the Hampshire County Council Election on 6 May 2021

I am standing as the Labour Party candidate for this division in the forthcoming County Council Election. I am passionate about helping make lives better and decided that now more than ever it's time to try to make a difference. Click on the headline to find out more about why I am standing and see my campaign videos.

News article: Digital inclusion and access to technology in Andover

This article, written by James Ashworth, appeared in the Andover Advertiser on 22 March 2021, in advance of the Zoom debate I am chairing on 8 April 2021. It sets out some of the key issues facing all our children and young people, and particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Blog: tackling the prevalent loneliness in London’s care homes and mental health wards

I wrote this blog in 2016 to draw attention to the plight of many residents of care homes and mental health patients. Since then, the situation in care homes has only worsened. We must not lose sight of this issue 

Women and Covid: doubling down on gender inequality? 

I published this article in February 2021, looking at the ways in which the profound impact of the Covid-19 pandemic can be even worse for women

Safeguarding: locking the door before the horse bolts 

This article was published in Governance and Leadership magazine in September 2019. In it, I discuss the need to move the focus of safeguarding activity to prevention, rather than taking action after an incident