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- 23 April 2014
Over recent months I have received numerous emails about the proposed biomass power plants in Avonmouth. Following the recent Big Bike Bash Against Industrial Biomass demonstration, I thought it might be useful to set out here what action I’ve been taking over the last couple of years to take forward local concerns with the Government.
- 24 March 2014
Every year over 1 million people die from a disease that many people consider to have already been eradicated. This World TB Day, 24th March, parliamentarians from around the world have come together to call for renewed action against the disease.
- 09 March 2014
Kerry McCarthy is very concerned by new research from The Children’s Society which reveals that over 3,000 children in poverty in Bristol East are missing out on crucial help that could keep them warm.
- 06 March 2014
Earlier this week, Kerry attended an event in Parliament organised by PupAid, which is campaigning to stamp out the sale of commercially farmed puppies within east Bristol and across England.
- 08 January 2014
Labour is today holding a debate on fixed odd betting terminals (FOBTs), machines which can result in users losing up to £300 a minute.
- 06 November 2013
Whilst the Trussell Trust reported earlier this month that numbers using food banks have tripled this year alone, a rise reflected in Bristol, they also drew attention to the growing number of people handing back food requiring cooking because they cannot afford to heat it. Aren’t we ashamed by this?
- 15 October 2013
Whilst I welcome measures to address road safety issues and excessive speed on Crews Hole Road and Beaufort Road in St George amongst others, I am concerned that Bristol City Council’s traffic scheme proposals are not the right solution
- 11 October 2013
Kerry McCarthy MP is leading criticism of the ‘gagging’ Bill which would mean ordinary people, campaigning groups and charities would be severely restricted in how they can campaign in the year leading up to an election.
- 10 October 2013
On World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October), Kerry signed a pledge with Time to Change, the mental health anti-stigma programme The pledge is a commitment by MPs in their roles as small employers to address mental health stigma and discrimination, and support mental health and wellbeing among their staff.
- 12 September 2013
The Prime Minister was today forced to defend the Government’s record on food banks, in response to a question from Kerry McCarthy MP.
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