Was great to take part in the George Salter Academy careers day and speak to so many enthusiastic young students from West Bromwich about careers in politics and how brilliant it is to have a job that helps change lives every day. I met some future politicians I'm sure!
One of the biggest problems we face locally is that half of children in Sandwell are leaving school without the qualifications to get to university, college or an apprenticeship. That’s not right and is one of the key things I will campaign on if selected as our Parliamentary candidate.
The last time I visited George Salter was with the Albion Foundation in 2018 with the then MP Tom Watson. I was very glad to see the school and pupils thriving 5 years on.