Afzal Khan is MP for Manchester, Gorton

What has Afzal Khan been up to today?

Afzal Khan is MP for Manchester, Gorton and a member of the Labour party.

Afzal Khan has 34098 followers on Twitter.

In response to the cost of living crisis we are changing the frequency that clients can access foodbank support from monthly to 2 weeks. We are sending comms to our referral network today - if you want to be included in this mail, please email us before 2pm. info@humansmcr.org

The Gvt talk a good talk on condemning the oppressive Chinese regime.

Yet when I asked the Minister to sanction Chen Quanguo, the chief architect of the Uyghur genocide in Xinjiang, she had no good answer.

The Gvt need to stop dragging their feet and hold China to account👇

Today marks 50 years since the first UK Pride. Members of the LGBT+ community who marched through London faced hostility and backlash.

But they persevered and today we celebrate and remember the groundbreaking work of LGBT+ activists over the past 50 years. 🏳️‍🌈

#Pride2022

A fantastic afternoon at the Bee Green Education summit today!

Always great to see the passion behind making our city a 'greener' place to live.

The summit highlighted the ways our schools can be more environmentally-friendly and local services that are there to support them

The Gvt talk a good talk on condemning the oppressive Chinese regime.

Yet when I asked the Minister to sanction Chen Quanguo, the chief architect of the Uyghur genocide in Xinjiang, she had no good answer.

The Gvt need to stop dragging their feet and hold China to account👇

I organised a roundtable on the Gvt’s much delayed review of the prevent strategy.

Fascinating insights from former Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC, @tufyal & community members.

The Gvt’s failure to engage with Muslim communities undermines the credibility of this review.

Turns out Lee Anderson’s line on blaming women for talking about the low prosecution rates for rapists, is actually the Conservative line.

@elliereeves is right, Tories are soft on rape, soft on rapists.

No-one is going to stop us standing up for victims.https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/30/minister-complains-speaker-labour-remarks-convictions?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Locations of the cabinets and packs we have put our so far. More to come to put around the surrounding area of Alexandra Park before Manchester Carnival. @AndyBurnhamGM @GMPLongsight @bbc @MENnewsdesk @GranadaReports @ITV @lynnebaird8 @KateGreenSU @Afzal4Gorton

The Conservatives are soft on rape, soft on rapists and they don’t like to face the fact that they’re letting sex offenders off and letting survivors down. No-one is going to stop me from standing up for victims. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/30/minister-complains-speaker-labour-remarks-convictions?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Dominic Raab won’t approve but I did indeed go the opera last week (it cost me £62).

Tom Eisner, a working-class lad from Buxton near where I grew up kindly invited me. He’s been playing violin at Glyndebourne for 36 years.

Never let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. 🎻

Come along for a great night of Music and Solidarity! ⁦@gmbnwi⁩ ⁦@TUFAC4⁩ ⁦@MCFCfoodbank⁩ ⁦@PaulMaccaGMB⁩ ⁦@PaulHeatonSolo⁩

Thank you @FloEshalomi for organising yesterday’s event looking at young women’s experiences of the CJS

From rape to serious youth violence, the Gvt need to introduce urgent reforms to help young women

Without urgent action women & girls will remain locked in an abusive cycle

Stagnant wages, rising poverty and rampant sleaze from this Tory Gvt.

Instead of showing some humility, the Prime Minister said he wants to desperately cling to power into the 2030s.

Once again, he chooses to put his own interests before the British public’s.

#PMQs

.@AngelaRayner is spot on.

It is no surprise that Boris Johnson has fled the country.

The PM hasn’t just lost the room, he’s lost the country.

#PMQs

Ahead of next week's conference on the Freedom of Religion or Belief, I participated in today's important debate on the subject.

The ongoing persecution of minorities and the recent home demolition policy in India is deeply concerning.

Watch my intervention below 👇

Rape prosecutions are still at near record lows & court backlogs are still at near record highs.

Three years on from recognising their failure, the Tories haven’t done nearly enough.

Labour’s plan would drive up prosecutions & restore victims’ confidence in our justice system.

On the front bench for today’s opposition day debate on community payback.

Labour will put security at the heart of its contract with the British people.

We’ll put communities and victims first in how offenders repay society, and ensure justice is being delivered locally.

Ahead of next week's conference on the Freedom of Religion or Belief, I participated in today's important debate on the subject.

The ongoing persecution of minorities and the recent home demolition policy in India is deeply concerning.

Watch my intervention below 👇

Cleaners, carers, bin collectors and other council workers kept us going through the pandemic. Many are now using foodbanks because they can’t afford to feed their families.

They need and deserve a pay rise.

But councils are under huge pressure…

https://amp.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/28/inflation-could-push-english-councils-into-bankruptcy-say-leaders

An incredible evening at @TheMuslimNews Awards.

The Muslim News has been a trailblazer in the British Muslim community and these awards are a fantastic way to celebrate the community’s achievements.

Congratulations to all involved! 🎉

Negotiate. Just as Labour did to get the Good Friday Agreement. We negotiate.

You do not break international law and alienate our partners and allies not just in Europe but around the world.

Very proud to take my seat in Parliament earlier today.

Thank you to the people of
Wakefield for the trust you have placed in me to
be your MP.

I will be your voice in
Westminster and challenge this Government
to get a better deal for Wakefield.

It was an honour to join @cahn_uk this weekend for Windrush Day in Alexandra Park.

It was a great celebration of our shared heritage and culture, and the great contribution that the Windrush generation has made to Manchester.

A real honour to meet with Lord Mayor @Hamza_Taouzzale of @CityWestminster.

Hamza has made history by becoming the youngest and first Muslim Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster.

A truly inspiring and talented individual, with such vision.

Wonderful to welcome my constituents @MaraimJaved and @Sally25x to Westminster to give them a taste of working in Parliament.

They picked a great day as @UKLabour MP's gather to welcome @simonlightwood as Wakefield's newest MP!

For constituents affected by the proposed HS2 route, @HS2ltd will be holding a Information Event at MEA Central, Lytham Road on 16/7 12-5 pm.

More information here 👉🏾 https://www.hs2.org.uk/events/hs2-phase-2b-crewe-to-manchester-2022-update-events-ma07-davenport-green-to-ardwick/

The Tories now face a credible Labour party: a government-in-waiting with a plan to deliver on the country’s demands.

We will not shy away from that responsibility, duck those challenges or fail to grasp the opportunities our country has.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/26/labour-has-now-claimed-the-centre-ground-and-has-shown-it-can-win

Free breakfast for kids in Rusholme tomorrow to help kids have a full tummy and socialise. @PlattFieldBikes @PlattFieldsPark @RusholmeLabour @Afzal4Gorton @MENnewsdesk @thebeehivetrust @GMPFallowfield @visitrusholme

Today the Labour Party marked Armed Forces Day, a great opportunity to celebrate the huge difference our Armed Forces community makes.

I’d like to thank them for their commitment and duty, especially in response to the Ukraine crisis and during the pandemic.

#ArmedForcesWeek

Today on #ArmedForcesDay, we celebrate the special service our UK Forces personnel, veterans, and their families give to our country.

From helping Britain through Covid to keeping us safe and protecting our NATO allies, Labour is deeply proud of you. Thank you.

🧵I just want to say thank you.

Thank you for putting your trust in me to be your Member of Parliament.

This has been a historic result for Wakefield and for Labour, with a swing not seen for Labour since we were last in Government.

This is a devastating step backwards for women's rights in the United States.

Every woman who needs one should have the right to a safe and legal abortion.

Solidarity with every woman affected by this cruel decision. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61928898

🌹Wakefield is Labour’s first by-election gain from the Tories since 2012

🌹This swing of 12.7% would see Labour win an overall majority at a General Election

🌹Our best result in Wakefield since 2001 — and best ever on these boundaries

🌹Labour is now a government in waiting

Oliver has resigned because he can no longer defend the indefensible.

He’s been so busy fighting fires in the Tory Party that he never once replied to my letters.

I’d like to wish Oliver all the best for the future. I’ll be forwarding all my correspondence to his successor. https://twitter.com/OliverDowden/status/1540191893258207232

Oliver Dowden @OliverDowden

My letter of resignation to the Prime Minister.

Well done @simonlightwood and to all the Labour activists who campaigned in Wakefield to make this victory possible.

Looking forward to seeing Simon in Parliament next week!

If you live in Wakefield, today is your chance to send a message to the Tories the can’t ignore:

Vote for @SimonLightwood.

Vote for a fresh start.

#VoteLabour

With the eyes of the country on Wakefield, a defeat for the Conservatives here could boot Boris Johnson out of Downing Street.

Today is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The power is in your hands. Use your vote. Vote Labour.

Getting out the vote for @simonlightwood in Wakefield today!

Local residents want a positive change #votelabour 🌹

@UKLabour

Great to meet with the @TheLawSociety @IStephanieBoyc1 today to mark #JusticeWeek.

Incredibly disappointing that the Gvt failed to deliver its promised 15% uplift for legal aid solicitors.

Along with the dangerous Bill of Rights, the Gvt is far from fixing the broken CJS.

Anyone who lives near or uses Debdale Park in Gorton, please fill out this survey - it only takes a few minutes and it means we can improve your space to make it more accessible and suitable to peoples needs!!

@Afzal4Gorton

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