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- 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?
- 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.
- 14 August 2013
Figures released by Labour have shown that Britain’s biggest six energy companies have enjoyed a £3.3 billion windfall in profits since David Cameron became Prime Minister in 2010 at the same time as families are facing a cost of living crisis with energy bills up by more than £300 per year.
- 27 June 2013
Kerry McCarthy MP met with representatives of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and families affected by cystic fibrosis at an event at the House of Commons on this week. The event aimed to raise awareness amongst MPs and other key decision-makers about important issues for people with cystic fibrosis and the transplantation process.
- 21 June 2013
The MP for Bristol East, Kerry McCarthy, has backed a campaign calling on the Bank of England to reverse its decision to remove Elizabeth Fry from £5 notes. In a letter published in The Telegraph Kerry has joined 46 women members of Parliament who are troubled by the Bank’s plan to remove the only female historical figure to be celebrated on our bank notes.
- 20 June 2013
The MP for Bristol East, Kerry McCarthy, has the praised the contribution that Bristol’s creative industries make to the city in a speech in Parliament. Taking part in a debate on the importance of the Arts and Creative Industries to the UK economy, Kerry praised Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman as well as Bristol’s graffti artist Banksy and the Arnolfini for bringing much needed investment to the city.
- 17 June 2013
Instead of feeding starving humans, we funnel huge amounts of crops through the animals we use for food. G8 leaders must call for change at next week's summit, says Kerry McCarthy MP.
- 06 June 2013
Speaking in Parliament today Kerry McCarthy, MP for Bristol East, urged Government Ministers to stop the badger cull. She called on the Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, to visit Somerset and Gloucestershire and meet with local people who are troubled that the cull is inhumane, unlikely to curb bovineTB, and could make the countryside a dangerous place to be as farmers roam around with shotguns at night to shoot badgers.
- 05 June 2013
Kerry McCarthy MP for Bristol East has recorded a video message in support of a new campaign aimed at giving all fostered young people in England the opportunity to remain with their foster carers beyond the age of 18. The campaign, Don’t Move Me, has been launched by leading charity the Fostering Network, with support from MPs from all mainstream political parties.
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