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On Friday 20th May I held a community meeting in Braunstone Frith to hear people’s views about the changes that First Bus has made to local bus services. Residents are really concerned that these changes will make it harder for elderly and disabled people to go into town or visit their GP, and for those who depend on local buses to get to work.

The Number 12 has been in service for many years and has become part of the local community. That is why I will be working with First Bus, Leicester City Council and other bus companies to see what can be done to ensure Braunstone Frith has the bus services it needs. You can read more about this story here.

If you have concerns about changes to First Bus services, please do get in touch with my office either by writing to 42 Narborough Road, Leicester, LE3 0BQ, via email at {at} parliament(.)uk or phone on 0116 2044980.

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I was honoured to officially open the new cinema lounge and therapy area at Wyggeston’s Hospital, following their successful application to the National Lottery for funding. The funding has enabled Wyggeston’s Hospital to provide an area for elderly residents to watch films, chat and spend time with one and other in a relaxed atmosphere.

It is really important that elderly people get high quality care and support and I’m delighted that Wyggeston’s Hospital has created this superb new facility in my constituency.

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On Friday 13th May, I attended the launch of Community Advice and Law Service’s (CALS) new Benefit Welfare Advice Service. The new service has been funded by The Severn Trent Trust Fund to help CALS provide free specialist advice on welfare benefits and support with appeals. This has come at a time where many of my constituents have been hit hard by the Government’s welfare reforms and will really help people in Leicester to get the support they need.

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On Sunday I was on the new ‘Peston on Sunday’ programme talking about the week’s news and the importance of our EU membership to jobs, the economy and workers’ rights. You can watch it here:

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On Friday 29th April I visited Shaftesbury Junior School to join in with their ‘Backing the Blues’ day in support of Leicester City Football Club. I also met with the School Council to talk about my role as an MP.

I’m so proud of the Foxes, their fans and how our whole city has been behind them. I really hope their amazing win will inspire lots more young people in Leicester to take up sport and show them that with determination, hard work and a great team spirit your dreams really can come true.

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