Child Poverty – Last week’s column

I am a firm believer that no child in Britain should grow up in poverty. As one of the world’s leading western civilisations, it should not be the case that the home a child is born into can have such a lasting effect on their lives. Those who grow up in poverty are more likely […]

The year ahead – last week’s column

As 2016, a year of great political change and upheaval, draws to a close, I am going to use this week’s column to look at the year ahead. I suspect 2017 will continue to be marked by questions regarding an early general election. I personally believe that yet another vote is exactly what the British […]

Local MP hosts charity event in Parliament

Dame Ellen Macarthur, and representatives from the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, were in Parliament this week raising awareness for their Round Britain 2017 campaign. The “confidence-building” initiative will take place between May and September this year and will see the Trust’s 44ft voyage yacht, Moonspray, visit over 60 coastal towns and cities with five different […]

Mark Tami MP pledges his support to save young lives

Cardiac Risk in Young (CRY) has been working extensively for a number of years to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY estimate that every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. The organisation provides support to young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions […]

Mark Tami seeks reassurances from health chiefs in England and Wales

Amidst one of the worse crises to ever hit the NHS, local MP, Mark Tami, has written to both the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, Vaughan Gething AM, and the Health Secretary in England, Jeremy Hunt MP, seeking assurances for local NHS services. There have been calls this week for Jeremy Hunt to […]