Every Lab MP should copy Chris Williamson’s excellent WiW video idea


Derby North Labour MP Chris Williamson was promoted this week to the front-bench position of Shadow Minister for Fire and Rescue Services and has got straight to grips with his brief by, among other things, engaging with the Justice4Grenfell group to the discomfort of the right-wing press.

But Williamson has also instituted an excellent innovation since his return to Parliament: a regular ‘Week in Westminster’ video report on events in Parliament that gives his constituents – and everyone else – an insight into the things that the government is trying to get away with and what Labour is doing to thwart them.

Here’s last weekend’s report, in which Chris looks at the Tories’ DUP bung, the government’s chaos, the impact of both on Northern Ireland, Murdoch’s Sky bid and more:

Every Labour MP should emulate this fantastic way of engaging with the public, exposing the Tories and showing what MPs…

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