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Prime Minister’s Questions 24/2/21

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 […]

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Defence Select Committee, 26/1/21

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 […]

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Vaccines For Cancer Patients

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 […]

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Q&A on the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine

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 […]

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Visit to the COVID-19 Vaccination Centre at Halton Stadium

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 […]

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Postal Service in Widnes

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. […]

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Health Service Information for Constituents

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 […]

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Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Statement On Third National Lockdown

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.

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Halton Moves To Tier 3

30/12/20 Unfortunately we will be moving into Tier 3 from one minute past midnight tonight. I am disappointed that local businesses having to close tonight and who have spent money stocking up on perishable supplies, got so little notice from government. I have spent today participating virtually in Westminster from here in Halton. I have […]

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Christmas Message 2020

23/12/20 As we approach Christmas and the end of the year, I believe we will all agree that 2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for us all. It has provided challenges that were beyond our imagination, and I think that most of us will be happy to see the back of it and look […]