My father was a manual worker.
I believe every abortion is a tragedy.
I spend a lot of time visiting local organisations.
I’m not the only Labour MP who sent their child to public school but I’m the only one who’s questioned about it.
My mother liked Jim Reeves. I hated his records. He was unbearable.
You learn from mistakes.
Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
I’m not thick-skinned at all, and of course I’m hurt by people attacking me as a person.
Abortion is an issue of conscience for the Labour party.
Because when you watch U.S. television, all the presenters and reporters, they’re all out of central casting.
It’s very lonely bringing up a child on your own.
I wanted my marriage to work, but it didn’t.
I’m a West Indian mum and West Indian mums will go to the wall for their children.
Finally, there’s a sense in which I look at this Westminster village and London intelligentsia as an outsider.
My forebears refused to cut the sugar cane for plantation owners, and I am recognisably a product of that background.