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Question and Answer with Paula Sherriff MP
Fri 28 April 2017, 10:15 – 11:15 BST
To mark the renaming of the home of the School of Human and Heath Science to the Edith Key building, Paula Sherriff MP will be giving a special Q&A session to the students of the university.
Paula will be here to answer any of your questions relating to Health, Social Care and Politics
Paula was elected as the MP for the Dewsbury Constituency in May 2015. The constituency covers the areas of Dewsbury, Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton. Prior to being elected Paula worked for the police, supporting victims of crime, and then as a service manager on the front line of the NHS. After her election Paula served on the Health Select Committee before being promoted to Shadow Women and Equalities Minister. She also chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Women's Health.
Paula is proud to have been the MP who forced a government decision to end the Tampon Tax, a VAT charged on all female sanitary items as they were deemed to be "luxury items".
Amongst many other things, Paula has campaigned on health issues, including fighting against the downgrades of both Dewsbury District Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. She is a proud supporter of our NHS and constantly challenges the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, on the government's severe underfunding of our health services.
Paula also holds regular surgeries around the constituency and has dealt with over 2000 individual pieces of casework since being elected. She prides herself on being a hard working and approachable MP who is committed to getting the best deal for her constituents.
The session will take place in the George Buckley Lecture Theatre on campus. Places are free but please register above as places are limited.