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


I am delighted to announce I will be hosting an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session between 5.30 – 6.30 pm on Tuesday 3rd February 2015. 

Social media offers exciting opportunities for politicians to engage with local people directly. I believe that it’s really important we use the technology available at our finger tips to help represent you – the people who elect us. I want to reach out to people in as many ways as I can and hope that people will take up the opportunity to ‘Ask Me Anything’.

For those of you not familiar with the format, I will be online, taking questions on any general topic, and answering them in real time on Facebook and Twitter. I want to give everyone in the Northfield area the opportunity to ask their Member of Parliament any question they would like to know the answer to. This is everyone’s chance to ask. It will give constituents the opportunity to get the answers they need and to learn more about me – both as a person and a politician.

It’s been a year since I hosted my last AMA, so a lot has happened to quiz me on. Just some of my work in Northfield has included hosting a major jobs fair as part of my CLIMB project to boost local jobs and opportunities, campaigning to save the SWEET Project, and supporting residents in issues from planning applications to parking charges.

Meanwhile in Parliament, I was appointed a Shadow Minister for Transport and helped lead a landmark vote in support of UN recognition for the State of Palestine. More widely, UKIP and the Green have gained more public attention and Ronnie Wood performed with One Direction in the X Factor final!

I will be happy to answer anything you 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.

To ask a question or follow the event live on Tuesday 3rd February, 5.30-6.30 pm:

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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