My work

Covid Tests should be free for Pensioners and those on Universal Credit

Constituents have written in to me asking why those on Universal Credit, and pensioners on Pension Credit Guarantee must pay for Covid tests, whether they are Lateral Flow tests (LFTs) or the more expensive Polymerase Chain Reaction tests (PCRs). The Government’s cut of £20 per week from Universal Credit (UC) in October 2021 has already …

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Sir Patrick Vallance Climate Briefing

Climate change is such an important issue, and during my period as Leader of the Opposition I made history by getting a motion passed in the Commons declaring an “environment and climate change emergency”;  the world’s first parliament to do so. I would like to have had the opportunity of driving through our real Green …

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Breast cancer diagnosis

Many of my constituents remain concerned about Breast Cancer care in this country, and I share these concerns.  A breast cancer diagnosis must surely be distressing, and it is unacceptable to consider that the situation could be a whole lot worse as a result of delays in diagnosis. While the Government has pledged additional funding …

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RMT Rail Strike

Many folk wrote in about the RMT Rail Strike and I was pro active in supporting the strikers for I consider railway workers to be among our the millions of “unsung heroes” around the country;  keyworkers who are so often overlooked. It was clear to me that once the railways were privatised, we were going …

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