Apsana Begum MP (@ApsanaBegumMP )

Apsana Begum MP

Bio Labour MP for Poplar & Limehouse | Education Committee | For casework and enquiries, please email at apsana.begum.mp@parliament.uk | she/her
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iPhone : ITV News learns of a TEN fold daily rise in burials from one Muslim cemetery. Others tell us worse is yet to come. From the frontline of a community in fear of #covid19 as it’s been hit so hard, here’s our report I produced with John Ray Ben: itv.com/news/2021-01-1…

iPhone : Another 1,280 UK Covid deaths today - over 13,000 so far in 2021

In countries with a Zero Covid plan it's totally different.

*Deaths so far in 2021*
Australia - 0
New Zealand - 0
Taiwan - 0
Vietnam - 0
Thailand - 5
China - 14
South Korea - 275

We need a Zero Covid plan here.

iPhone : Whilst the Government was wrongly insisting it was safe to reopen schools & universities, education unions were following the science, calling for closures.

Let’s learn the lessons of this pandemic and start listening to ordinary workers.

Trust teachers, not Tories.

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iPhone : Along with 29 Parliamentarians, I have written to Matt Hancock & Nadhim Zahawi to:

➡️Ensure JCVI review & designate BAME communities as “at-risk” prioritising them for vaccines

➡️Publish guidance & plans to protect BAME communities

➡️Capture ethnicity data on a mandatory basis

iPhone : Trades Union Congress say parental leave across Europe is:

🇵🇱 104 weeks
🇩🇪 52 weeks
🇱🇹 52 weeks
🇳🇴 49 weeks
🇮🇸 13 weeks

🇬🇧 0 weeks

Working parents need better rights now.

Far too many are struggling in lockdowns.

I will look at how change may be brought through the Employment Bill.

Twitter Web App : Whenever schools are safe to reopen, should households on Free School Meals have access to vouchers, if their children are out of school due to a case of coronavirus?

I asked Gavin Williamson. His response:

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iPhone : Brilliant drivers meeting on Tuesday with 50+ members from across the country discussing issues & preparing campaigns.

Thanks also to Apsana Begum MP for coming to tell us how she is working to support drivers & answer questions.

Watch this space - more campaigns coming soon 👀