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.
14/12/20 This morning I visited Ditton Community Centre in Widnes to be tested for Covid -19 as mass community testing was finally rolled out to Halton. I found it to be very efficient, it took 10 minutes and I had the results 30 minutes later – my result was negative. As many of you know […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]