With 650 Members of Parliament, and your name picked out of a ballot, it is very rare that you get the chance to ask the Prime Minister a question at PMQs.
My name has come out once before last year towards the start of the pandemic at a time that the Prime Minister was in hospital being treated for coronavirus.
This week was the first time I have had a chance to question Mr Johnson at the despatch box.
With millions of people experiencing poor mental health, many because of aspiring to unrealistic body images, I asked the Prime Minister about this important issue.
The evidence is building behind my body image campaign and I welcome Boris’ response, I very much hope that we see action in the coming months.
Aside from that I have:
- Taken part in the Health and Social Care Select Committee where we continue to take evidence on children and young people’s mental health and how services can be improved.
- Had a meeting with Openreach to continue to push for fibre broadband at Sketchley Brook.
- Met with the Minister for Children, Vicky Ford, and Leicestershire County Council to talk about children’s social care and funding.
- With my colleague Alberto Costa MP, met with Network Rail to discuss the proposed rail freight interchange on the edge of my constituency.
- Had a briefing from the vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi MP and vaccine supply.
- Visited the wonderful South Charnwood High School in the north of my constituency to see the brilliant work they are doing, and field questions from the students on the Environment, COVID and exams.
- Met with Katherine and Simon Tansey, Isla’s parents, about their ongoing campaign.
- Had a meeting with Amazon to better understand their plans for expansion in the constituency.
- And had a meeting with the NHS and other stakeholders to talk about future healthcare provision in Hinckley.