As part of ‘Action on Stroke Month’, I’m urging people to get their blood pressure checked, in a bid to raise awareness of the dangerous link between high blood pressure and stroke.
I had my blood pressure tested last week at the “Know Your Blood Pressure” event in the Highcross Shopping Centre. It is estimated that 40% of strokes could be prevented if more people took steps to control their blood pressure. Having your blood pressure taken is a quick and painless measure, and it’s one that could save your life. I’d strongly urge everyone to see if they can have their blood pressure checked at their local pharmacy, or make an appointment with their local nurse or GP to get tested.
On Sunday, I appeared on the BBC’s Sunday Politics Show with Jessica Lee, Conservative MP for Erewash to talk about the Queen’s speech, domestic violence and the Government’s Care Bill.
You can watch the show here
I’m campaigning for more affordable housing in Leicester West – including building more rented social housing – and help for homeowners through the recession.
As Labour’s Shadow Minister for Care and Older People I’m campaigning for better services and support for older people, carers and their families, and a sustainable system for funding social care in future.
I’m working to help your family by pressing for faster progress in local schools, more improvements in our NHS, and continued investment in children’s early years.
Helping businesses and making sure people have got the skills and training they need to work and earn a decent living is a top priority in Leicester West.