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Question at the COVID-19 Statement

20/10/20 This evening I questioned the Secretary of State for Health yet again on why gyms in Halton are closed, when they are allowed to stay open in the other Tier 3 Areas – Manchester and Lancashire. I asked him to either use government powers to re-open our gyms or give the power to re-open […]

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Question in the COVID-19 Update Statement

This evening I questioned the Secretary of State for Health on why gyms have been forced to close in Halton, while they have been allowed to remain open in the other Tier 3 area, Lancashire. I demanded that he allow the re-opening of our gyms as there is no evidence to support their closure. Yet […]

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Letter to The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

16/10/20 Following Lancashire being moved into Tier 3 and their gyms and leisure centres being allowed to stay open, while Halton’s are closed, I have contacted the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock. I think it is disgraceful that our gyms and leisure centres are closed and have urged him to reverse the decision to close them […]

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Tier 3 Restrictions Placed on Halton

12/10/20 I did not agree to the Tier 3 restrictions we are being placed under and I was not invited to any meetings that took place over the weekend regarding the new restrictions. I was also not consulted. I have not been convinced that the measures are right, given that we have had four lots […]

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Added Coronavirus Restrictions to Halton 1/10/2020

The government have announced further Local Restrictions for Halton this morning, which they have said will be the same as the restrictions that they have recently imposed on the North East. I, and a number of neighbouring MP’s met with the Health Minister last night and again this morning – in very hastily arranged meetings […]

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Contacting your GP with symptoms of other potentially serious illnesses during the Covid-19 Crisis

I have been in touch with Halton CCG Chief Executive, Dr Andrew Davies, concerned that constituents in Halton may not be contacting their GP practice during the Covid-19 emergency when they have concerns about their health, in particular symptoms that could relate to cancer and heart vascular problems. Dr Davies told me: “Patients are still […]