Westminster News

Proxy votes for MPs

A few weeks ago a number of residents wrote in to me concerned that Labour MP Tulip Siddiq for Hampstead and Kilburn felt that she had to delay her caesarean for two days in order to vote in the Brexit deal debate last month.

Mental health and debt changes

When you are struggling with mental health concerns, sometimes paying bills and managing paperwork is incredibly difficult.  For patients who require support from charities or need to write directly to their creditors, often paperwork confirming diagnosis from a GP is required.

ID cards for veterans

A new ID card aimed at helping armed forces veterans gain access to specialist help and support has started to be issued.

Overhauling the Waste System

The Environment Secretary and Chancellor have confirmed that they plan to overhaul the waste system demonstrating our commitment to leave the environment in a better state than we found it.

The future of drones

Tamworth has some excellent, licensed drone photographers, from great views of our castle grounds and high-rise flats to river-side scenes and townscapes, drones can have a very positive role to play, particularly in media, public safety, science and geography.

Cancer Research Campaign

Recently I met with campaigners from Cancer Research UK to learn about the charity’s latest research and show his support for all those working to ensure more people survive cancer.

Action on credit card fraud

I was recently contacted by a constituent who had a credit card taken out using his name and address.  He reported the incident as soon as he found out but the bank refused to engage with him as he did not have the account details to hand.

Finn's Law - helping

Today I had a furry friend join me in the Whips office for a brief tour, it was Finn the police dog and his handler, PC David Wardell.

Every day is different when you care

This week I had the opportunity to support a national recruitment campaign launching today from the Department of Health and Social Care to address the 110,000+ vacancies in adult social care across England.

Self harm and social media

Today the Suicide Prevention Minister Jackie Doyle-Price spoke at the National Suicide Alliance Conference highlighting how we must all look at the impact of harmful suicide and self-harm content online.