In her 'maiden speech', delivered just a year ago, she told MPs she was proud of the diversity in her seat of Batley and Spen, near Leeds. She said: "Our communities have been deeply enhanced by immigration, be it of Irish Catholics across the constituency or of Muslims from Gujarat in India or from Pakistan, principally from Kashmir.
"While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us."
Of course, Batley is a town that has sent Labour MPs to this place for the best part of a hundred years. One of them, Dr Broughton, is of course famously credited with bringing down a Government, so I respectfully put the right hon. Members on the Front Bench opposite on notice. The Spen valley has a far more chequered political history, alternately sending Labour and Conservative MPs here to Westminster for much of the 20th century. Nothing made me prouder on 8 May than to be sent to this place with an increased Labour majority, proving again that in my neck of the woods non-conformity is what we do best.
With is less than 48 hours until polls open for the EU referendum on June 23 - and the final week has brought a deluge of polls.
Leave has gained ground over the closing stages, with increasing numbers of poll results pointing to Brexit, although generally when undecided voters are excluded.
An ORB poll of 800 people for the Telegraph showed 53% of people who will definitely vote would chose Remain, compared to 46% for Leave. Among all voters Remain had a smaller two-point lead of 49% to 47% for Leave.
A separate YouGov online poll of 1,652 people for The Times put Leave two points ahead on 44%, with Remain on 42%. The survey, carried out on June 17-19, found more voters distrust George Osborne over the vote (73%) than Nigel Farage (63%).
One of the final polls before the EU referendum has shown Leave with a narrow lead. TNS found Leave two points ahead of Remain in the poll published early on Wednesday evening.
On Thursday voters across Britain will go to the polls to decide whether their country should remain in the EU. A survey from pollsters Opinium released late this afternoon found Leave just one point ahead.
A telephone survey by polling firm ComRes, conducted for the Daily Mail newspaper and ITV television showed the "Remain" campaign had a 48 percent to 42 percent lead over "Leave".
A previous ComRes poll for The Sun newspaper, which was published on June 14, had given a lead of just one point to the "Remain" camp which has been led by Prime Minister David Cameron and the heads of Britain's other major political parties.
At almost the same time, another poll by YouGov for The Times newspaper showed "In" leading "Out" by 51 to 49 percent. A previous YouGov poll for The Times had put "Out" ahead.
"Our current polling suggests the race is too close to call, but the recent trend has been towards 'Remain', just as other referendums in the past have shown late movement towards the status quo," YouGov director Anthony Wells said.
British voters willfully walked off a cliff when they decided to leave the European Union. The “Brexit” victory is a defeat for Britain, Europe and the global economy.
Tens of millions of Britons voted for isolation — to go it alone — rather than for cooperation. The European Union just lost a sixth of its economy, roughly akin to Florida and California seceding from the United States. The impact on the British economy could be catastrophic. Europe’s unified stance against a reemerging and aggressive Russia will be splintered.
The UK will try to reduce immigration from the EU, probably with a points-based system like Australia's. It means giving priority to high-skilled workers and blocking entry to low-skilled ones. Many jobseekers from the EU may be told to leave.
But first the UK will have to clarify the status of the nearly 2.2 million EU workers living in the UK. The rules for family reunions may get tougher. But any block on freedom of movement is unlikely for at least two years, while the UK is negotiating Brexit.
Nearly two million UK nationals also live abroad in EU countries - so any British measures targeting EU workers could trigger retaliation against UK nationals abroad. What the UK can start doing immediately, however, is tighten the rules for migrant benefits.
Brexit will undoubtedly boost the fortunes of anti-EU, anti-immigration parties in some other EU countries. It may also inspire Eurosceptics in some other countries to hold their own referendums on EU membership. Brussels would see that as a "domino" effect - a nightmare scenario for the European project.
The editor of one of the most popular Polish news sites in Britain knows her readers well. And judging by their reaction to the referendum result throughout the morning, Adriana Chodakowska says the 900,000-strong Polish community in Britain is lost, scared and uncertain.
Her Londynek website has been seeing record traffic and it has been been inundated with comments from readers desperately worried about their future in the UK. She says they have all been asking one main question: “Should I go home?
“Personally, I didn’t expect this. I’ve lived here 12 years and I never thought this could happen. I always thought the UK was a multicultural country that welcomes immigrants from all over the world, but I’m not sure it feels like this now.”