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Taking action to support residents in Picton

Thank you to everyone who came to my  coffee afternoon in Picton to discuss a wide range of community issues. The meeting was part of my continuing engagement with constituents across Liverpool Wavertree through regular one-to-one surgeries, casework, social media and community meetings. Thank you also to Archbishop Blanch School for hosting the meeting and …

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Standing up to antisemitism at the Sara conference

I was proud to stand with colleagues and pledge to speak out and take action against antisemitism and misogyny. It is vital to our public life that young women, be they Jewish, or from any other minority background, are not dissuaded, deterred or otherwise afraid of being fully involved in our democracy and putting themselves …

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Take a stand against HIV ignorance

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people across the world to unite in the fight against HIV and show support for people living with HIV, as well as remember those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Around the world there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have HIV. Despite the virus only …

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Backing local business

Times are hard on the High Street and the government is not making life any easier for small businesses with so much confusion and uncertainty caused by its Brexit negotiations. Today, on Small Business Saturday, we can all show our support for the local businesses that are such an important part of our communities. I …

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Celebrating Riverside’s first 90 years

Riverside, the housing association that has such an important role in providing homes across the country, starting life in Swan Street, here in Liverpool Wavertree back in 1928. Liverpool Improved Homes, as it was then called, had 15 houses. Today, 90 years on, Riverside touches the lives of over 90,000 people as a major provider …

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Pressing on with my Health in All policies Bill

The government has again objected to the second reading of my Health Impacts Bill which would place a requirement on all national and local public authorities to take people’s health into account when making decisions. I won’t be giving up. The Bill will be back in the House of Commons on Friday January 25 and …

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More action needed on climate change

The Climate Change Act has achieved a lot worth celebrating since it was introduced under the last Labour government 10 years ago. It helped to position the UK as a world leader in the fight against climate change. However, there is still more that must be done. Climate change is one of the greatest long …

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We will remember them

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. When you go home tell them of us and say For your tomorrow, we gave our today.   These …

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Hammond’s house of horrors

Chancellor Philip Hammond changed the date of the Budget to avoid a clash with Hallowe’en but still managed to produce a fright night package that does nothing to deal with the serious problems facing the country. His declaration that austerity is coming to an end and our public services are safe in Tory hands will …

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Wear it Pink to support the fight against breast cancer

I’m wearing pink today to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month and encourage people across Liverpool Wavertree to take the chance of a check-up when it is offered by the NHS. This year, over 55,000 women in the UK will hear the words: ‘it’s breast cancer’ and around 11,500 women will tragically die from it. Although …

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