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Season’s Greetings to everyone

Congratulations and thank you to Grace Scully, age 11, from Bishop Eton Primary School, who designed my Christmas Card. Every year, I invite every primary school across the constituency to enter the competition that offers all the participants a great chance to use their imagination and creative skills. This year, saw a fantastic response and, …

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Nurses back call for a People’s Vote

The National Health Service benefits greatly from its close links with countries across the European Union. That includes being able to call on the vital skills of people who work to make the NHS the envy of the world. I recently met a number of frontline nurses from the Royal College of Nursing, including from …

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Thank you to all our postal workers

I was pleased to visit two very busy sorting offices in the Liverpool Wavertree constituency to witness first hand our hard-working postal workers striving to deliver the very best Christmas to constituents. A huge ‘thank-you’ to everyone at Liverpool South East and Mossley Hill delivery offices for pulling out all the stops to sort and …

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Brexit tops concerns of Old Swan residents

Brexit uncertainty, parking and traffic and improving the local environment were the hot topics at my latest coffee afternoon, held in the Old Swan Ward of the Liverpool Wavertree constituency. Letters, emails and telephone calls have been coming in at a rate of 10-1 in favour of a People’s Vote on the final Brexit decision …

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Great to visit and shop

It was great to be out and about around the constituency on Small Business Saturday to support shops, cafes, markets and entrepreneurs from across Liverpool Wavertree who are working so hard to provide services for our local community. I met up with Peter from local business Elabora who had a stall at the Anglican Cathedral …

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Thank you to the Patchwork Foundation and all who voted

Thank you to everyone involved at the Patchwork Foundation and all the people who voted for the wonderful honour of being named The Labour People’s Choice MP of the Year. The Foundation does really important work encouraging young people from disadvantaged and minority communities to get involved in our democracy. It is heart-warming to know …

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We need a revolution in mental health

I am delighted to be appointed as one of three new Vice Presidents of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I am currently President of the Labour Campaign for Mental Health I am also a member of the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee. My experience from both of these responsibilities, …

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Reducing suicide by talking openly

I was pleased to witness first-hand the wonderful work being done at James’ Place to reduce suicide amongst men. James’ Place is an initiative formed by Clare Milford Haven and Nick Wentworth-Stanley, as part of the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund which they founded in 2008, after they tragically lost their 21-year-old son, James, to suicide. …

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Let’s look behind the smile

I was pleased to join Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, to hear about some of the work not-for-profit organisation n-compass northwest is doing to combat loneliness and isolation across our region.  The organisation supports over 25,000 people in the North West each year and says that every person has …

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Tackling domestic violence

I’m backing a new initiative from the GMB union to call on employers to support their staff experiencing domestic abuse.   We need employers to stand up for their employees and make the workplace a truly safe and supportive space.  There are 2 million domestic violence incidents a year and often employers can help.  The GMB …

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