It is in the interests of the UK for there to be great international free trade and a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement is a significant step towards that. Government figures show that the UK could benefit by up to £10 billion per year if this is agreed. This is the equivalent of £400 per UK household per year.Read more
The Prime Minister has recently announced a new approach to mental health based on recommendations from the Taskforce. Thousands of people with mental health conditions will be supported to find or return to work, meaning they have the opportunity to get on in life. For too long there has not been enough focus on mental health care in this country, and the Government now plans to deliver true equality between mental and physical health.Read more
Both before and since the General Election I have spoken to a number of people who have concerns about the quality and availability of NHS health provision in Essex.
I have already had meetings with Ben Gummer MP, Minister at the Department of Health, and civil servants about the steps needed to bring about improvements but I also want to ensure that local views are brought to their attention.Read more