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Local MP backs calls to end game bird cage cruelty

Sir David Amess MP showed his support for a ban on cages for game birds at an event held in Parliament on Wednesday 31st October. The campaign led by Animal Aid and Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, calls for an end to the use of battery cage for breeding pheasants and partridges.

Greater awareness of adult meningitis needed says Sir David Amess MP

The Southend West MP joined Shadow Minister for Health Sharon Hodgson MP to raise awareness of meningitis in adults.  The charity Meningitis Now met with MPs at an event in Parliament on Wednesday 31st October to highlight the issue amongst policy makers.

Sir David Amess MP attends Loan Smart charity launch

The Southend West MP joined parliamentary colleagues at the launch of a new charity, Loan Smart, in the House of Commons. At the event on Tuesday 30th October, Sir David heard how the charity is helping consumers to be fully informed of the dangers of illegal lending.

Southend West MP backs Livesaving skills campaign

On Tuesday 30th October, the new ‘Prepared to Save a Life’ campaign was officially launched nationwide in Parliament. Sir David Amess pledged to support the campaign’s calls for a lifesaver on every street in the UK, and was pleased to promote the initiative in Southend West.

MP supports local businesses at Southend Growth Hub

Sir David Amess MP visited the BEST Growth Hub, to find out about how they are supporting and funding local businesses in Southend. The MP visited the Hub in the Hive Enterprise Centre on Monday 29th October.

MP Raises Childhood Cancer in Parliament

On Thursday 25th October, Sir David Amess MP asked the Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, for a debate on childhood cancers.

 

Sir David Backs Local Fisheries Post-Brexit

The MP for Southend West today put forward the question of “What discussions he (Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union) has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on support for fishermen after the UK leaves the EU.”