Westminster News

World Parkinsons Day

Today is World Parkinsons Day and I recently had the opportunity to meet the lovely Parkinson's UK team to chat about the misconceptions surrounding Parkinson's.

Supporting Earth Hour

Last week I added my voice to WWF UK's Earth Hour, the world’s largest annual event to protect the planet, and joined a movement to safeguard nature and set it on the path to recovery.

The global lights out event is on Saturday 30th March at 8:30pm.

New measures to support disabled pensioners

Not many people know but the Minister for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd first became aware of how challenging life can be with a disability by her father who became blind in 1981.

Launching Marie Curie's Daffodil Apeal

I joined forces with comedy actor Stephen Mangan and Healthcare Assistance Patricia McDonnell this week to raise awareness for Marie Curie to help them provide support to more people living with a terminal illness.

Getting behind National Apprenticeship Week

Local Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher is supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2019, highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships to employers, individuals, local communities and the wider economy in a week-long celebration of apprenticeships.

Banning Hezbhollah

A draft order has been laid in Parliament to proscribe Hezbollah in its entirety alongside Ansar ul Islam and JNIM who operate in the Sahel region of Africa.

Payment scheme for former British child migrants

Former British child migrants will be able to apply for a financial redress scheme in respect of the harm done to former British child migrants who were separated from their families and sent overseas as part of the UK's historic participation in child migration programmes.

Stamp Duty for non-uk resident home buying

The Government is considering levying a surcharge on any non-UK resident buying a home.  This is part of the Government's effort to help control the rise of house prices.

Phasing out pagers in hospitals

Today the Health Secretary announced that all NHS Trusts across England will be required to phase out pagers by 2021.  All hospitals are expected to have plans and infrastructure in place to ensure this is possible by the end of September 2020.