This International Women’s Day gives me an opportunity to say thank you to all of the women across our community who have played an incredibly important part in the response to Covid-19 – from NHS workers to those caring for loved ones and others in the community.

The amazing contribution of so many women from across my Aldridge-Brownhills constituency throughout the Covid-19 pandemic cannot go unnoticed. Many have juggled working from home with childcare and caring for loved ones, and many have faced uncertainty over their jobs and worried about the future for the next generation.

Thank you each and every one of you and have a very Happy International Women’s Day.