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- 19 July 2018
This morning, I raised the case of a family run business in East Bristol that sells extreme sports equipment to over 80 countries – the perfect example that Global Britain is already in existence despite what Boris Johnson may say.
- 16 July 2018
One of my constituents has started a petition to ask that student nurses are paid whilst on placement. Currently, student nurses in England have to complete 2,300 hours of clinical practice before they qualify, all without pay. This puts a huge burden on students who have to juggle paid work alongside their studies in order to make ends meet. If you agree that student nurses should be paid for hours worked on placement, please sign and share the petition below.
- 12 July 2018
It was great to meet the Women’s Institute and learn about their #EndPlasticSoup campaign. Micro-plastic fibres are tiny strands of plastic shed from synthetic clothing. These fibres are washed into the ocean, digested by marine life, and ultimately end up in our food.
- 11 July 2018
I enjoyed attending Guide Dog’s ‘Street Clutter’ event to learn about the challenges that people with sight loss face when walking the streets. Too often our streets can be cluttered with dangerous obstacles for blind and partially sighted people, or people with mobility issues.
- 10 July 2018
Last week, I was really pleased to win the Best Parliamentary Champion 2018 award for my work to raise the profile of swifts. The Species Champion project asks elected representatives to give voice to ‘at risk’ species – from plants to birds, insects and bats - in policy-making, to focus on the work that is needed to ensure their future survival.
- 05 July 2018
Today we celebrate the 70th birthday of our National Health Service. Britain’s universal healthcare system was founded on the three principles: that it would meet the needs of everyone, remain free at the point of delivery, and be based on clinical need, not ability to pay. It became active on Monday the 5th of July 1948.
- 28 June 2018
I've just signed the following pledge, which makes clear that my constituency surgeries are a safe place for all constituents, regardless of their immigration status. "As a member of parliament, I pledge to represent and advocate for all people living in my constituency as equal members of the local community, regardless of their immigration status. My constituency and surgery are safe places and I welcome all my constituents to seek representation free from fear of immigration enforcement. I will not report on anyone who seeks my advice to the Home Office for immigration enforcement and will ensure my office correctly handles sensitive personal information to prevent this from happening.”
- 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.
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