Alicia Kearns

Alicia Kearns is the Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton.

The Alicia Kearns Edition

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Alicia Kearns is the Conservative MP for Rutland and Melton, and the first female chair of the foreign affairs select committee. Alicia built a reputation as a foreign policy powerhouse working in communications and counter-terrorism for the civil service. After leaving, some time was spent in the private sector before Alicia decided to become an

No, babies shouldn’t be allowed in the Commons

Babies have no place in the chamber. I’ve asked to leave debates to feed my child a few times and have never been turned down. This is a debate about childcare that is wrongly being presented as one of rights and representation. Is this a question of being banned from doing our jobs unless babies are allowed?