We are now bang in the middle of the Conference season and this week it is the turn of the Labour Party. As I begin to write this column I am on my way to Brighton with every intention of playing a full part in what promises to be a very exciting Conference. The Labour Party is the biggest political party in Europe and this year will be our biggest Conference ever. Thousands of members will attend along with representatives of every profession, business and cause known to man.
It's weekly roundup time!
Lots of committee work going on, and this is what else I've done:
Attended an event on female genital mutilation (FGM) and how we can end this practice by engaging with people at grassroots level.
Met with representatives from the European Network for Independent Living (ENIL) to talk about the Commission's disability strategy and what we can do to better empower disable people.
Discussed human rights and regional security with a delegation from the UAE.
Spoke at an event with the Governor of Balochistan.