Weekly Column 24.06.20

Last week was Loneliness Awareness Week. This is such an important issue and before the Pandemic I organised some Senior Tea Dances and my Conference “Beyond the Front Door” to try and help tackle the problem of elderly loneliness and isolation. I was also pleased to host some virtual coffee mornings during lockdown, hosting the events live on Moorlands Radio to try and bring local people together during these difficult times.

Weekly Column 17.06.20

There can be no doubt that the last few weeks have been challenging for all of us.  Being kept away from loved ones has tested us all, particularly for loved ones who are alone.  So, the announcement that individuals and single parents can now pair up with another household is really good news. 

Black Lives Matter

Thank you to the many constituents who have contacted me about the Black Lives Matter campaign following the horrific images of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Weekly Column 10.06.20

Coronavirus is the biggest challenge the UK has faced in decades and that is why the Government has put in place strict social distancing – to slow the spread of the virus and save lives.