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Jun 21

Marking Clean Air Day with a pledge for action

It is time for new legislation to build on the Clean Air Act introduced 25 years ago under the Labour government. The World Health Organisation has described air pollution as a ‘public health emergency.’ Poor air quality has serious environmental and health impacts. A report to the United Nations human rights council in September 2017 …

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Jun 14

I’m pledging to build a carer-friendly community

Carers Week this year celebrates and raises awareness of the 6.5 million people in the UK who care, unpaid, for an ill, older or disabled family member or friend. I’m pleased to be backing the pledge to build carer-friendly communities. Around one in eight people in Liverpool Wavertree is a carer. Caring is something that …

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Jun 12

Liverpool welcomes International Business Festival

Liverpool is open for business and extends a very warm welcome to business leaders from across the world who are here over the next two weeks as part of the UK’s International Business Festival. The first international festival in 2014 saw £280 million worth of investment and trade. Together with the festival in 2016, the …

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Jun 11

Smear tests save lives

More eligible woman should have the opportunity to take up cervical screening to prevent cancer. This year’s Cervical Screening Awareness Week (June 11-17) is focussed on removing the barriers and obstacles that still deter too many women of taking up the screening option. I’m backing the charity Jo’s Trust to help make sure: Every woman …

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Jun 09

Marching to combat prostate cancer

Good luck to everyone taking part in tomorrow’s Let’s March for Men in Liverpool event in Croxteth Park to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Tomorrow’s march gathers at 10am for an 11am start with a short, medium or long walk available that winds its way around one of Liverpool’s heritage sites. The short route is …

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Jun 08

More vegetables please

Children hate vegetables and it is impossible to get them to eat more as part of a balanced diet, right? Wrong, says a new campaign backed by chefs, including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, food experts and parents across the country. VEG POWER is a new initiative that aims to make vegetables as exciting to children as any …

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Jun 08

Making an impact on early intervention

I was pleased to lend my support to the parliamentary launch of Getting my life back, a new report from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists that sets out the valuable work its members do in supporting people with mental health problems. Mental health presents itself in many guises and what this report draws out …

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Jun 06

Hard work ahead to secure C4 bid success

The hard work is underway to make sure that the very welcome decision by Channel Four to shortlist Liverpool to be its possible new HQ/Cultural Hub is translated into a winning bid. Parts of Channel Four are moving from central London and the broadcaster is looking for a city that offers it the right support …

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Jun 04

Grayling must take responsibility for rail chaos

I am meeting the Rail Minister today to raise with him directly the many, many concerns that constituents have raised with me about the chaos on our railways, in particular services run by Northern. Constituents have told me that their jobs are under threat as delays and cancellations are making them late for work. Home …

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May 28

Time to end the scandal of period poverty

I’m backing the campaign to #endperiodpoverty. Too many women and girls across our country are struggling to afford adequate sanitary provision, which in turn impacts their health, hygiene and livelihood. Significant numbers of girls are not able to afford sanitary products each month. That impacts on all areas of life, including school attendance. A survey …

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