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Childrens’ Services Cuts

Thank you for contacting me about funding for children’s services. Children’s services provide a lifeline to thousands of vulnerable children and families in our area and across the country. However, local authorities have experienced unprecedented cuts to funding since 2010. Indeed, analysis by Action for Children, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, the Children’s Society and the National Children’s […]

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Widnes Vikings

I am bitterly disappointed that Widnes Vikings have gone into administration, like all Widnes supporters I was hoping that a buyer would have come forward and prevented the Club from going into administration. I hope it is possible that Widnes can quickly get back to playing competitive Rugby League again soon – clearly the only […]

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Brexit Deal Vote Tuesday 15th January 2019

I believe the Brexit deal the Prime Minister has agreed with the EU is deeply flawed and represents a complete failure of her approach over the last two years. The Prime Minister’s deal will not protect jobs, workplace rights or environmental standards. It will not ensure frictionless trade for UK businesses. The lack of a […]

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Cammell Laird Jobs – Letter to CEO

  Mr John Syvret CEO Cammell Laird Campbeltown Road Birkenhead CH41 9BP Dear John, As the Member of Parliament for Halton, I am contacting you with deep concerns regarding the recent reports that a significant number of Cammell Laird’s staff are at risk of losing their jobs. I have a number of constituents currently employed at […]

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Halton’s Government Funding Cuts

Derek has today written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in support of the Leader of Halton Borough Council, Cllr Rob Polhill’s, call for a reversal of the planned cuts to Halton’s government funding, to urgently address the £5.8 billon gap in funding that council’s face by 2020 and to provide Halton and other councils […]

Petition & Campaign Responses

End of Life Care

Thank you to Halton constituents for contacting me recently about end of life care and the related campaign by Marie Curie. Each year around 500,000 people die in England and Wales and half of those deaths occur in hospitals. The palliative care workforce works extremely hard to provide good care for people nearing the end […]

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Crisis – Everybody In Campaign

Thank you for contacting me about Crisis’ campaign to end homelessness and to remove the need for anyone to sleep rough on the streets. Homelessness and rough sleeping are not inevitable in a country as decent and well-off as ours. Yet, since 2010 the number of people sleeping rough has more than doubled, with the […]

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Pensions Dashboard

Thank you for contacting me about the Pensions Dashboard. As you know, in 2016 the Government committed to launch a Pensions Dashboard by 2019. The dashboard was designed to be a one-stop-shop digital platform, where any individual could view their various pension pots and see how much they have saved for their retirement. The Opposition […]