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[05/06/2017 | No comment]

Today I joined campaigners for Glenfield’s children’s heart surgery unit to urge people to respond to the public consultation on the future of the service.

It’s really important that people respond before the deadline on 17 July so their views are heard loud and clear. You can respond here: If you need any assistance in filling out the consultation, please contact Shirley: shirleyb60 {at} virginmedia(.)com.

We’ve made huge progress already but we must now re-double our efforts to make the case for this excellent service and protect it for all the children and families who desperately need it.

Watch a video of me and the campaigners here:

[02/06/2017 | No comment]

Today I joined campaigners from Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) for their “day of action” in Leicester city centre.

Hundreds of thousands of women have had their retirement plans scuppered by changes to the state pension age brought in by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition Government. Despite a huge campaign and the brilliant work of the WASPI campaign, the Conservatives have refused to budge.

If I am re-elected on June 8th I pledge to continue supporting WASPI and to work in Parliament to find a solution for the women affected.

[29/05/2017 | No comment]

Almost 9,000 pensioners in Leicester West will lose their winter fuel payments worth up to £300 a year under the Tory “triple whammy” on the elderly. I will stand up for local pensioners every step of the way.

  • Tories have broken their promise to protect pensions
  • Tory dementia tax will make even more people pay for their care
  • Tories will cut winter fuel payments

Read coverage in the Leicester Mercury here.

[29/05/2017 | No comment]

The Tories are planning to cut £398,000 from our schools in Leicester West – that’s the equivalent of 16 primary teachers. I am fighting these cuts because I know how damaging they will be to local people.

Read coverage of this story in the Leicester Mercury here.

[17/05/2017 | No comment]

A top priority for me is supporting businesses in Leicester West to thrive and prosper. So it was great to take part in a debate with East Midlands Chamber of Commerce so that I could explain how I’d do just that.

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