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Here in Stroud we are seeing the evidence of our broken benefits system, and particularly the heartless way it treats people with disabilities. Over 70 per cent of people in Stroud who are turned down for disability payment PIP, have that decision over-turned at tribunal and their payments reinstated. But they are waiting 10 months for that decision - at huge emotional and financial cost
“This centenary year, we must remember those whose lives that were cut short as well as celebrate the peace that followed"
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
This week I made my submission to GWR and Network Rail which is currently deciding which station in the southwest should be a priority for investment from the £300 million Access for All government funding.
Everyone deserves to be able to access our trains and to travel into Stroud. Read my full submission below.
I recently returned from a parliamentary visit to Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as part of my ongoing interest in the Western Balkans Read my thoughts following that visit.
“We thought we were getting away with all this stuff that was being collected and disposed of in legitimate ways and basically it’s gone on ships to China and then being burnt or chucked in the ground – well that’s not recycling that’s just dumping your problem somewhere else.”
People who are forced from their homes because of conflict or environmental disaster, yet do not cross borders, receive little protection under international law. I took part in a debate in Westminster to try to help them.
The scandal over Windrush should serve as a ‘health warning’ to the government to rethink its ‘Voter ID’ proposal which could exclude thousands of citizens from democracy
Military strikes in in Syria without parliamentary debate or evidence is deeply regretable. Military action without strategic planning, is disastrous, and these latest strikes in Syria risk escalating this conflict, and prolonging and expanding suffering of Syrian people.
I’ve been wrestling with the problem of street homelessness since being re-elected. This is now much worse than it was in 2010.
I visited Hinkley Point C to find out more about progress to build this power station
Easter marks so many things in our calendar. For Christians, such as myself, it remains a period for reflection and renewal given the importance of message of sacrifice and resurrection....
The view that the countryside is not Labour’s natural territory sits at odds with my own experience....
Funding cuts to schools are affecting quality of education and are undermining opportunity for all
Alongside Brexit itself, some of the issues most likely to affect our future well-being include the government’s proposals for our farming and fishing industries.
Last week there was a very interesting debate on the refugee situation in the world...