This week’s column on ME/CFS

Last week I had the incredibly moving privilege to attend the screening of the film, Unrest, in Parliament. Unrest is filmed by an actual sufferer of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) whose body suddenly started to fail on her in her twenties. Jennifer Brea was an active Harvard PhD student when she developed ME, also known as […]

Mark Tami MP Supports Firefighters in Westminster

Local MP Mark Tami met firefighters in Westminster this week to recognise and celebrate the invaluable work do keeping our community safe.  Love Your Firefighters, hosted by the Fire Brigade Union (FBU) was attended by more than 70 MPs, who met firefighters and Union officials. MPs were asked to support investment into the fire and […]

Mark Tami MP joins new APPG on Children, Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer

MARK TAMI MP has given his support to children and young people with cancer as he joined a new group to strengthen their voice in Parliament. The launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Children, Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (APPG CTYAC) saw children, young people, their parents, a number of MPs, charity representatives […]

Politicians unhappy with the Governments response to Mesh debate

There was a debate in Westminster this week on the use of mesh tape in operations to cure prolapse, incontinence and hernia. The debate was brought forward by Labour MP, Emma Hardy, who is calling for a public inquiry into the use of mesh after it was revealed that more than 800 women are taking […]

Mark Tami MP urges health Secretary to commit to cascade programme

HEART UK- The Cholesterol Charity held a ‘Day of Action’ in Parliament this week to call on the Government to introduce a cascade programme for identifying patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). FH is an inherited form of high cholesterol which can lead to an extremely high premature death rate and can lead to cardiovascular disease, […]