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House of Commons
GB - SW1A OAA - London
United Kingdom


Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 26/06/2020
  • Member: Socialist Group from 27/11/2015 to 03/03/2016

In the Assembly

  • since 26/06/2020 Substitute - United Kingdom
  • from 27/11/2015 to 03/03/2016 Representative - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 03/03/2023)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 26/06/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 27/11/2015 to 03/03/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 28/01/2016 to 03/03/2016)
  • Alternate of Mr Geraint DAVIES (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Lord Leslie GRIFFITHS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 21/03/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Jeremy CORBYN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (since 21/03/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Jeremy CORBYN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (from 03/07/2020 to 23/01/2022)


Last speeches

24/01/2023 | 13:22:06 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Thank you Chair for calling me to speak in this debate. I would like to congratulate the Rapporteur, Ms Petra Bayr, on this timely report. When conflict occurs, sexual violence generally follows. As noted in Point 2 of the resolution sexual violence is used as a tool to oppress and humiliate victims, and is sometimes used with the intent to commit ethnic cleansing and genocide. One example of these barbaric acts were the mass assaults of... 29/09/2021 | 17:46:33 Thank you, thank you Vice-President for calling me to speak in this joint debate on environment climate crisis, inequality and migration. I would like to thank the rapporteur on their reports. Dear colleagues, I believe that the climate crisis currently facing the world must be considered a major international priority. Climate change is causing mayhem across the world and is increasingly becoming a driver of poverty and vulnerability. We know this will only get worse. Immediate and serious... 24/06/2021 | 16:55:26 I would like to congratulate the rapporteur Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW on this important to report. May I start by saying, over the last 50 years little has been done to tackle structural racism affecting Black communities in the United Kingdom, concerning employment, education, health, housing, stop and search, and public life. The efforts to tackle racial inequality remain rhetoric-based on quick wins, which are contradicted by austerity measures, which hit ethnic minority women the hardest... 23/06/2021 | 17:04:00 Thank you, Madam President, for calling me to speak today. Colleagues, I would like to congratulate the rapporteur Ms Eglantina GJERMENI on this important report. I would like to focus on participation of women of colour and of women with an immigration background. Let me start by echoing what has been said by other speakers: that political parties need to be part of the change. Political parties must ensure that in all parts of their parties all members are represented and empowered both... 22/06/2021 | 17:43:29 Thank you, Chair, for calling me to speak in this debate. I would like to congratulate the rapporteur Mr Andrej HUNKO on his timely report. As stated in point 3 of the draft resolution, I echo the deep concerns about the situation of vulnerable population that has been harshly affected by the socio-economic crisis sparked by the pandemic. For the last ten years, the UK government has cut welfare state to ribbons with charities filling the gaps. Charities are the cornerstone of many...