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Kerry McCarthy
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- 27 June 2018
The decisions on Monday to give the go ahead for a third runway at Heathrow and to scrap the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project dealt a double blow to our green economy and climate commitments.
- 26 June 2018
Last week, I attended a 38 Degrees event to hear the case for a small tax rise for our NHS. As we celebrate its 70th anniversary, I know lots of my constituents are concerned about the chronic underfunding of our health service, which is putting patient safety at risk and taking an incredible toll on the morale of our hard working doctors and nurses. A recent survey by YouGov and 38 Degrees found that 66% of the public would be willing to pay an extra 1% on income tax to pay for the health service. The Prime Minister should give the NHS the sustainable funding plan it needs, and go further than the 3.4% rise recently announced, which falls short of the increase called for by health think tanks, NHS providers and doctors.
- 26 June 2018
I was pleased to be a sponsoring member for the recent Westminster Hall debate on ME treatment and research and to speak in the debate, which was well attended by MPs from across political parties.
- 21 June 2018
On Monday, the Department of Work and Pensions announced that people who get the highest rates of Personal Independence Payments (PIP), such as people with long-term or lifelong conditions, won't have to attend annual reviews. This is welcome news for those on the highest level of PIP, as they will now avoid needless and stressful reassessments. On behalf of those claimants who do not qualify for the highest rates, I will continue to lobby the DWP to make the disability benefit system fit for purpose, so that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
- 21 June 2018
On Sunday, to mark the end of Men’s Health Week, I was at Blaise Castle to back Prostate Cancer UK’s March for Men. (Along with Sebby the dog and little Eric, pictured below!) It was great to see so many people turn out, with many of the 500 participants taking part in support of fathers with prostate cancer, or in memory of those lost to this terrible illness, which was particularly moving, given that it was Father’s Day. Events like these play an important role in raising awareness of prostate cancer, which affects around 1 in 8 men in the UK. The risks of prostate cancer increase as you get older. Although there is no national screening programme for prostate cancer, if you're over 50 and you're worried about your risk, you are entitled to ask your GP about having a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test to detect for prostate cancer. If you're over 45 but have a higher risk of prostate cancer – because you have a family history of prostate cancer or you're a black man – you mig
- 17 June 2018
In response to a public petition there was a debate in Parliament last week on banning fur imports. My contribution to the debate has now been covered in the Bristol Post. Fur farms are already banned in Britain, on the grounds of public morality, and yet we are outsourcing the cruelty to overseas, and allowing fur imports from other countries with lower animal welfare standards. If it’s wrong to have fur farms in this country, it’s got to be wrong to buy fur from farms overseas. Wearing fur is cruel and unnecessary and that’s why I’m calling for a ban.
- 16 June 2018
In Brislington today with the local Labour Party celebrating the upcoming 70th birthday of our NHS.
- 13 June 2018
Last week I dropped into the Campaign for Real Ale’s Parliamentary Reception. I’m pictured here holding a can of Drink Moor Beer, which, I’m told is the first real ale to be available in a can – and is brewed in Bristol. I’m happy to support CAMRA’s work, as pubs are such an important part of our local communities. I helped support an application for a new micro-pub in Bristol East, which is now open in Fishponds. I have also been closely involved in trying to support our grassroots live music venues, which includes a number of community pubs across Bristol.
- 08 June 2018
It was a pleasure to go to the St Marks Road Grand Street Iftar last night in Easton alongside my colleague Thangam Debbonaire MP for Bristol West. The event was attended by hundreds of people from all walks of life, and I am immensely grateful to Bristol’s Muslim community for putting on such an excellent event.
- 07 June 2018
I’m sending out a Brexit Business Survey to companies across the constituency. As the negotiations continue - and with the Government seemingly unable to agree on this issue of the greatest importance - I want to make sure that businesses in East Bristol have a voice when it comes to Brexit. If you run a business in East Bristol and want to complete a survey or let me know what you think, please get in touch with my office to find out more.
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