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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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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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Statement Following Coronavirus Act Vote

Coronavirus Act 2020 Today in Parliament there was a review of the temporary provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020. There has been growing unease in Parliament and amongst many people in our country, about the Government’s use of the powers under the Act, without timely and effective Parliamentary scrutiny. It is many weeks after the […]

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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 […]