In Parliament yesterday David
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In Parliament yesterday David
Dates for your diary. Want to meet up with David and share your thoughts and concerns with him? Over the next few months he is coming to pubs and cafes to talk politics and to listen.
This spring, David Drew MP’s caseworkers are again taking to the road to offer mobile surgeries to bring support directly to his constituents. They are approachable, friendly and experienced.
Dear Amber, …“we have witnessed our constituents being pushed into poverty. People in receipt of Universal Credit report going hungry, being left unable to afford clothes, toiletries or heating, and struggling to pay rent. They have been forced into debt and rent arrears, and surviving on foodbank vouchers.”
Today the Living Wage Foundation announced new hourly rates people need to earn to have a basic standard of living. Labour would make sure the legal minimum wage matches the level of Living Wage
“This centenary year, we must remember those whose lives that were cut short as well as celebrate the peace that followed"
Dursley GP practice The Walnut Tree with Dr Simon Opher is leading the way in tackling our mental health crisis and the increasing public health issue of loneliness
My caseworkers have already directly helped 1,000 people. Now they are taking to the road, with a series of mobile surgeries in venues across Stroud constituency. Details here
I spoke to health visitors who told me they are seeing more and more families under strain. We must improve mental health services and address the causes of rising mental illhealth
From the arms trade to education funding, work-life balance and Brexit, David Drew MP led a thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion in Nailsworth on Saturday. Read a full account here
As we celebrate the anniversary of the #NHS, here's Stonehouse woman Jo Chambers, a person of enduring character, empathy and good humour, who began nursing in Southend in 1947 - recalling what life was like before that momentous change and afterwards. #StroudPeople #NHS70
With more than 11,000 unpaid carers in Stroud constituency, David Drew MP has pledged his support to people who care for family members.
To mark Carers Week he attended an event with charities in Westminster and heard from carers about their experiences and the support they need to take care of their own mental and physical health and well-being.
The year since the General Election, which saw David return to parliament to represent the Stroud constituency as its Labour MP. This report details his work over the first 12 months back in parliament.
David’s case-workers provide all kinds of support to constituents. For Nigel, who lost everything in a fire, they even secured a signed Arsenal shirt.
5000 letters have been sent inviting women to attend a meeting to discuss pension injustice, but even if you haven’t received a letter, you are still welcome to attend the meeting at St Laurence Church, Stroud on Thursday 3 May. Read the full text here.
There has been a 12% increase in foodbank use in Stroud, and the biggest increase is in people who are working but cannot make ends meet. The government must rethink benefit cuts.
Police officers in Stroud were joined by their MP, David Drew, for their Friday evening shift.
David Drew MP joined the launch of the new bike rental scheme in Stroud which will enable people to hire a bike using their mobile phones.