Like many others around here, I rang up my Doctors surgery to get a routine appointment last week. The receptionist told me I was unable to pre-book an appointment for another 2 weeks. If I wanted to see a GP any sooner I would have to call at 8am every weekday morning in an attempt to get one of the appointments available that same day.Read more
It was wonderful to welcome Ed Miliband to Dewsbury yesterday and visit the nursery at Ravensthorpe Community Centre.
First published in Huddersfield Daily Examiner here
“I’m angry at David Cameron’s snub to Kirklees which means thousands of patients here will continue to see their difficulty in getting a doctor’s appointment only get worse"Read more
Originally posted in the Dewsbury Reporter here
Forget Ed and David Miliband - Paula Sherriff and her sister Lee could be Labour’s next sibling set in Parliament.Read more
On Wednesday 2nd April, MPs voted on Labour’s plans for an energy price freeze.Read more
The plans to downgrade DDH, including the reduction of our A&E and maternity services and a 69% reduction in the number of beds, have been approved by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.Read more
I think one thing that most people agree on is that smoking around kids is a bad idea.
That’s why, even though I don’t support a full ban on smoking altogether, I’m pleased that Parliament has now called for a ban on smoking in cars where there is a child present.
On February 10 MPs voted in favour of a ban, effectively giving Government Minis-ters the power to introduce a law on the issue.Read more
Originally posted in: Huddersfield Daily Examiner, here
A campaign to get disabled access at Mirfield train station has been backed by a transport MP.
Shadow Transport Secretary and Wakefield MP Mary Creagh has joined a call for urgent action to be taken to provide wheelchair access to the eastbound platform.
The busy route to Leeds is only accessible up a steep stairway from Station Road.