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Defence Select Committee 8/12/20

8/12/20 I am a member of the Defence Committee, this is a Common’s Select Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Ministry of Defence and its associated public bodies. Today I questioned Sir Stephen Lovegrove, the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defence on how many […]

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The Effect of the COVID-19 Outbreak on the Lung Cancer Treatment Pathway

2/12/20 I recently secured a debate on the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak on the lung cancer treatment pathway. This took place this afternoon in Westminster Hall. As many will know, I have been worried for some time about the effects during the pandemic on treatments for other illnesses. Thank you to the UK Lung Cancer […]

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Debate On New Coronavirus Restrictions

1/12/20 Today I was selected to speak in the debate on the government’s motion to approve the new Coronavirus Restrictions. Many of my constituents tell me they are sick and tired of the way the government are treating them. This Government’s strategy has been all over the place. It seems to depend on who the […]

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Prime Minister’s Statement: COVID-19 Update 23/11/20

23/11/20 Today I was selected to ask a question on the Prime Minister’s Covid-19 Update, however, I ended up having to ask it to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock as the Prime Minister was appearing virtually to the Chamber and developed audio problems. I stated that I was pleased that they had listened to mine […]

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Runcorn Town Deal Question

19/11/20 You may have seen that a bid is currently being put together to the government’s Town Deal Fund for £25 million of investment into Runcorn Town Centre. I have been an active member of the Town Deal Board since it formed in January to advise and help the council develop their bid to the […]

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Remembrance Sunday 2020

8/11/20 This Remembrance Sunday many people paid their respects in their own ways, on their doorsteps, with posters in their windows – we remember them. It was an honour to attend a simple service at the Cross of Sacrifice in Widnes Cemetery and then Widnes Cenotaph in Victoria Park with the Widnes Royal British Legion. […]

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Concerns About GCSE Students During COVID-19

5/11/20 Following my own concerns and that of constituents who have contacted me regarding Year 11 students and their GCSEs, I have raised a number of questions with the government. I will keep on raising these issues, the education of our young people is a top priority along with health and jobs during this crisis. […]

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Second Lockdown Debate

Due to the time I had to speak today being short, I wanted to share with you the full text of what I had prepared to say, you can read it below. Madam Deputy Speaker I want to set out my concerns about these Regulations. Primarily, because I feel they will inflict more economic pain […]

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Halton Patients & NHS Waiting Times

I am very concerned about the health of my constituents.  I have studied the latest NHS waiting times published by the government up to August this year. During the pandemic in Halton, there has been a huge reduction in the number of my constituents receiving NHS treatments within 18 weeks. In March 88.9% of my […]

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Fair Economic Support For Areas Facing Additional COVID-19 Restrictions Debate

21/10/20 This afternoon I spoke in the debate for fair economic support for areas facing additional covid-19 restrictions. I was restricted to four minutes and my main purpose was to get as many of my constituents’ voices heard as possible. As I said in my speech, I am finding it heart-breaking to see the way […]