At the time of writing we have now reached the so-called Freedom Day. But other than being able to go to a club, lean against a bar and gather in greater numbers, life hasn’t changed too drastically.

Although with cases on the rise across the country especially here in Bury I will use this column to urge restraint, compassion to your neighbours and common sense.

Last week I was fortunate and proud to be invited by Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to speak at the 7th Global Forum on Combatting Antisemitism in Jerusalem.

To be sharing the same platform with experts in the field, professors, seasoned diplomats, and senior members from across the global Jewish community was, I’ll admit, a tad daunting.

The conference took place following what was described as a month of hate in the UK, with incidents of anti-Semitism in May being at the highest level since records began with a roughly 400 per cent increase on incidents the previous month.

When conflict erupts in the Middle East, we see anti-Semitic tropes, graffiti, verbal abuse and even violence imported onto on our streets and our university campuses.

So, I took the opportunity to raise the concerns of constituents, Jewish students, and groups like the Community Security Trust and Antisemitism Policy Trust on a global scale.

Two weeks ago, I spoke in Parliament during a debate on the Higher Education Bill and free speech.

It is right that our universities should be open to debate, but that debate should remain healthy and not descend into conspiracy theories or harassment that has so frequently become the case.

One such example is that of Prof Miller, who lectures at Bristol University, and has referred to students who have complained about his comments as being part of a “Zionist lobby”.

This is an issue which I discussed with the President of the Bristol University Jewish Society during the conference.

Moving forward I have been tasked with sitting on the Higher Education Bill Committee in the House of Commons and will be scrutinizing the legislation line by line to ensure it delivers for students across the UK.

When the House rises on Thursday, Parliament will be in recess for six weeks.

And while I will hopefully some quality time with my family I will be using those six weeks to be out and about across Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich, speaking to residents and seeing as many businesses and charities as possible.