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[17/07/2017 | No comment]

On Wednesday 12th July, I was interviewed on BBC East Midlands Today about why I’m opposed to plans to change NHS Continuing Health Care in this area. Following my campaign with local patients groups, I’m pleased that Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and West Leicestershire CCG have decided to think again about these unacceptable plans. I will keep up the pressure to ensure any new proposals put patients, and not cutting costs, first. Watch my interview here.

[11/07/2017 | No comment]

Over the last few months I have been raising serious concerns about plans to change NHS Continuing Health Care in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. These proposals would have forced people out of their own homes and into residential or nursing homes just to cut costs, causing huge distress to some of the most vulnerable patients and their families.

I joined patient groups to fight these unacceptable plans and am pleased that Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has responded to our pressure and decided to put the plans and hold and think again. I will continue to work closely with patients, families and the local CCG to make sure any new proposals deliver proper patient choice and high-quality care and support.

[05/07/2017 | No comment]

On 5th July I attended a packed Westminster Hall debate on the impact that changes to the state pension age are having on women born in the 1950s. Hundreds of thousands of women have had their retirement plans scuppered by changes brought in by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition Government. MPs from all parties made passionate speeches in the debate, and I will continue fighting the case of the Women Against State Pension Inequality in Parliament until this injustice is addressed. You can read more about the WASPI campaign 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.

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