No surgeries in August

My casework team has plenty of appointments available at the moment. As there will be no surgeries in the month of August, please do get in touch with my office if you need support or advice - there is no need to wait until September. If you require support or advice,...

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Liz speaks on Animal Rights

Liz speaks on Animal Rights

  I recently spoke in a debate on the nationwide ban of the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. It’s about time we moved on from this archaic practice and realise that our entertainment comes at a price. I'm therefore glad that this ban will...

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Liz leads cross-party letter to BioMarin

Liz leads cross-party letter to BioMarin

This afternoon I sent a cross-party letter to BioMarin, calling on them to make Kuvan more affordable so PKU patients in the UK are able to access it. It is about time BioMarin put patients before profits. This follows the petition handed in to BioMarin’s London HQ...

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Liz’s column, May 2019

Parliament returned last week, so we’ve finally had the chance to focus on key domestic issues; issues neglected for too long, as Westminster and Whitehall have focussed their resources almost solely on Brexit in recent months. The extension to the Brexit deadline...

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Liz’s column, April 2019

While Westminster is gridlocked, life goes on in our local communities, where concerns over public services, crime, climate change, housing, health and business are growing. Sick to the back teeth of the B word, they feel increasingly alienated from our politics. So,...

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Liz’s column, March 2019

On Monday I led a debate on behalf of Mr Andrew Ramanandi, the Head Teacher of St Joseph’s Primary School in Blaydon and over 104,000 teachers, support staff, heads, parents and governors from around the country who signed a petition calling for fair funding for...

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Angel of the North 21st Anniversary

Angel of the North 21st Anniversary

Earlier today I asked the Leader of the House if she would grant a debate on the importance of culture to local economies. The Angel of the North celebrates its 21st birthday this week, and I am very proud that this magnificent landmark is in my constituency and has...

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Liz’s column, February 2019

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self-Harm, meetings and campaigns around mental health play a large part in my Parliamentary diary. I recently met with Action for Children at the launch of...

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