After an amazing campaign led by the charity FiveXMore, MPs finally got the chance to debate the distressing issue of race inequality in maternal healthcare.

Black women are currently 4-5 times more likely to die during pregnancy or soon after birth, and Black babies are 181% more likely to be born stillborn.

This is a tragedy that we cannot ignore. I will take every opportunity to highlight this issue and push for the Government to take it seriously.

You can read my speech here or you can watch my speech in full here.

Black Maternal Health pledge
Black Maternal Health pledge
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