Photo by Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, sourced from
Photo by Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, sourced from

Shabana has recently spoken in the Commonwealth Games Bill debate – highlighting the importance of the Games’ legacy.

In her comments, Shabana asked Nigel Huddleston, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the following:

“Does the Minister agree that one way we should evaluate the success and eventual legacy of the games is by how successful they are at getting jobs, skills and volunteering opportunities to those furthest from the world of work?

“He will know that my constituency has the highest rate of unemployment in the country and that many other Birmingham constituencies are afflicted with the awful problem of long-term, systemic worklessness.

“The games are an incredibly important opportunity to turn this around. Does he agree that this must be front and centre of all decisions when it comes to the jobs and skills the games will provide?”

You can watch Shabana’s comments in full on Twitter.

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