Petition & Campaign Responses

Puppy Smuggling

Thank you to my constituents who have contacted me recently about puppy smuggling. I share your concerns about the illegal importation of puppies into the UK and I pay tribute to Dogs Trust for its crucial work on this issue. I have long believed that more should be done to block wholesale puppy imports that are abusing […]

Petition & Campaign Responses

NHS Long Term Plan and Cancer

Thank you to my constituents who contacted me about the cancer workforce and the NHS Long-Term Plan. More than 360,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every year and that figure is expected to rise to more than half a million by 2035. I sympathise profoundly with anyone who is affected, and I pay […]

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 […]

Petition & Campaign Responses

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 […]

Petition & Campaign Responses

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 […]

Petition & Campaign Responses

Justice for Rohingya Children

Thank you for contacting me recently about the rights of Rohingya children. I am deeply concerned by the situation faced by the Rohingya and the widespread violations of human rights that have occurred in Burma. More than 680,000 people have fled from Burma to Bangladesh since August 2017 and the UN High Commissioner for Human […]

Petition & Campaign Responses Views

‘Protection of Shop Workers’ amendment to the Offensive Weapons Bill.

I support this amendment and believe it is unacceptable for shop workers to suffer abuse and threatening behaviour at work. I pay tribute to research carried out by Usdaw which shows the number of shop workers encountering abuse and assaults has increased. Indeed, around 265 are assaulted every day. I agree that the growth in […]