Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:34 pm on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Labour, St Helens North 2:34 pm, 13th September 2017

I congratulate my hon. Friend Stephen Morgan on an excellent maiden speech. Modesty prevented him from telling the House that he more than doubled the Labour vote, going from third to first and winning the seat for Labour for the first time since the seat’s creation in 1918. He has a bright future in the House, I think, and I look forward to him being joined by many, many more Labour MPs from the south of England after the next election.

I should declare an interest in speaking in this debate, not registerable but important none the less, which is that generations of my family have worked in the national health service. My grandmother, great-aunts, aunts and cousins were and are nurses and midwives, and my mother has worked in the NHS for over 30 years.