Today I was called to speak in response to the Budget, you can view what I had to say in the clip below.
8/3/21 Tonight I was selected to speak in the Budget Day debate. The time to speak was cut down to 3 minutes per person. You can watch my speech below. I focused on NHS staff not getting the pay rise they deserve; The funding cuts to Halton Council; How our funding bids are treated by […]
24/2/21 Today I was selected to ask the first question in Prime Minister’s Questions to Boris Johnson, I chose to focus on Self Isolation Payments. I have recently been contacted by numerous constituents telling me that they could not apply for the Discretionary Self Isolation Payment when they had been instructed to self isolate by […]
1/2/21 Last week as part of my role on the Defence Select Committee, I raised questions about serving Armed Forces and Veterans Mental Health with the government’s Defence Minister Johnny Mercer, Sir Professor Simon Wessely (Co-Director, King’s Centre for Military Health Research) and Professor Nicola Fear (Co-Director, King’s Centre for Military Health Research). You can […]
29/1/21 Following being contacted by a number of my constituents who have sadly recently been diagnosed with cancer about their vaccine priority group I have been investigating this serious matter. The constituents who contacted me were in priority group 5 or lower and I believed they should be in the higher priority group 4, as […]
24/1/21 I received the below information from the British Society for Immunology regarding the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine. As an organisation, the British Society for Immunology represents over 4,200 immunologists working in academia, clinical medicine and industry. I want to share this information with you and reiterate that when my eligible group’s turn comes for the […]
14/1/21 Today I was invited to see the work that is going on at the Halton Stadium and met with Dr Hurst and Chris Patino of HBC. The stadium is being utilised as a hub for numerous aspects of the Covid response in Halton. The large tent structure outside is a drive through vaccination site […]
12/1/21 A number of my Widnes constituents have been contacting me regarding not receiving post, I have also not been receiving post. I have also been in contact with a number of my constituents who are Post Workers, some of whom sadly have been and are seriously ill with Covid-19, including a number being hospitalised. […]
9/1/21 I have been raising concerns in Parliament and with the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, about the huge drop since last March in the number of patient referrals from GPs to specialist care, including scans, for none Covid-19 conditions. While the NHS is hugely focused an dealing with the latest wave of Covid-19 infections […]
6/1/21 Today I was selected to ask the Prime Minister a question following his statement on Covid-19. I still have serious concerns about cancer treatments and operations for other serious illnesses being delayed. Cancer cannot become #TheForgottenC of the pandemic. You can watch the exchange on the link below.