[25/05/2016 | No comment]


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.

[17/05/2016 | No comment]


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.

[10/05/2016 | No comment]


The Carers Centre is a fantastic charity that provides support and advice to unpaid family carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. On Thursday 28th April I took part in a Question and Answer session with carers as part of the Centre’s 25th Anniversary celebrations. We discussed a range of topics including cuts to local services and financial support and the fact that many unpaid carers have to give up work to look after their loved ones.

It’s not right that people who do so much get so little help in return, which is why I’m campaigning for a better deal for carers. You can read my Leicester Mercury column about this issue here.


[04/04/2016 | No comment]


Last Friday, I visited Leicester Market to help give out free fruit and vegetables as part of Leicester City Council’s campaign to promote healthy eating. We were also joined by staff from the NHS who gave out advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

I’m pleased to have supported such a great initiative and would encourage as many people to have your recommended five-a-day.

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