Ask Me Anything: Put your questions to me live on Facebook & Twitter!


Following the success of my first ‘Ask Me Anything’ session I am delighted to announce that my second AMA will take place between 5.30 – 6.30pm on Monday 15th July.

For those of you who did not take part first time around, I will be online, waiting to give live answers from anyone who posts on my Facebook & Twitter Pages during the hour.

As the title of the event suggests, I will take questions on any general topic, and answer them in the order the questions are received on Facebook and Twitter. The intention is to give all the people of Birmingham Northfield the opportunity to ask a Member of Parliament any question about what I do, think, enjoy, hate, and am interested in, that they would like to know the answer to.

Last time I answered 25 questions, so my aim is to answer more! Of course this does depend on constituents spreading the word and getting involved. Questions don’t have to be about policy, you can find out my favourite bands, sports, movies, or books, to what it is like working in the Houses of Parliament, to what is the strangest or most surreal thing I’ve seen, to what I love most about being your MP. Whatever your question, this is everyone’s chance to ask.

The only rule is that you cannot ask questions that you would be unwilling to answer about yourself on a public forum such as Facebook and Twitter, or that you disclose private information that you would be unwilling to share about yourself or others in your questions.

From the feedback I received people found the last Ask Me Anything was really fun and informing, and it was a great way for me to listen to things that matter to you. So please get in touch, and I look forward to keeping the conversation going! I’ll see you at 5.30pm on 15th July 2013.

Just visit my Facebook and ‘Like’ the page at:

Alternatively you can ‘Follow’ my Twitter page at:


Please note that due to the Parliamentary timetable, the date and time may be subject to change.

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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