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Article for New Statesman on Cybersecurity

This is a piece I've written for the New Statesman, touching on my work in Parliament as the Chair of the All-party group on Cybersecurity. It's an issue of growing importance, and something which ties in to Portsmouth's traditional position as a hub of our defence capabilities:

Our "One Nation" agenda must stop boys falling behind at age five

The Prime Minister was absolutely right to say outside the door of 10 Downing Street that “If you’re a white working-class boy you’re less likely than anybody else in Britain to go to university.”

If we want this to change, we have to go right back to the beginning.

Female MPs, abuse, and respect - a piece for Stylist Magazine

With my colleague and co-chair of the All-party Women and Work Group in Parliament, Jess Phillips, I have written a piece for Stylist magazine which looks at some of the challenges, and indeed attacks, which women MPs have to face.

Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

This week, Parliament paid remembered those who took part in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Today there are services of remembrance all over the country for those who fought there. I was fortunate to be called to speak during our commemoration in the Chamber, and this is my speech: