The youngest member of the UK will return to Parliament on Monday after a three-month leave of absence, which has been able to recover from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Labor Nadia Whittome said she was “feeling good” and “excited” to return to the Commons as House plans to return from summer vacation.
A 25-year-old parliamentarian from Nottingham announced that he would take leave in May because he was struggling to manage PTSD while fulfilling his role and effectively engaging with its members.
“I’m making a good recovery. I’m feeling good and excited to represent the people of Nottingham East in Congress,” she said in a video shared on her social media account.
“Thank you for your understanding over the last three months.”
In the video, she highlights the work the office continues throughout the holidays to serve its members, including helping families in overcrowded homes, preventing two deportations, and helping relatives in Afghanistan. Did.
In an interview, Ms. Whitmy told Nottinghamshire Live that she received an “overwhelmingly positive” response to her leave and many colleagues, lawmakers and members expressed support for her decision. rice field.
She told outlets that one of her priorities when returning home was to ensure that those suffering from a mental health crisis had the right to take a break from work to recover.
“I was backed by Labor, Keir Starmer and his office. I was backed by an absolutely amazing fellow Nottingham and my office staff,” she said. ..
“It should be a right for everyone, not a privilege, to take a break from work that needs to be restored. In reality, someone who cannot take the time needed because of an unstable job. Is too much.
“That’s why I feel like I’m back with a new determination to make sure everyone has that right.”
“I’m honored to be back,” Whitme said on behalf of his community, “with a renewed determination on issues such as Universal Credit cuts, housing crises and climate change catastrophes.” I’m looking forward to working on it.
Labor leader Sir Kiel Starmer welcomed the young MP and shared her video on Twitter, adding: