Westminster News

Andrea Hosts Health Debate

It was great to host and speak at the Conservative Health debate on diabetes this evening.

We had a fantastic expert panel discussing innovation and advances in diabetes: Lord Ribeiro, Profs; Nadey Hakim, Alex Miras, Francesco Rubino, Peter Friend.Chris Edson.

Andrea Meets Local Students in Parliament

The student parliament of Outwood Grange Academies Trust came to visit Westminster today. Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards, and I were grilled by their fantastic MPs. So good to have such a great academy in our local area! 

Andrea Supports the Stop MS Campaign

I am pleased to support the 'Stop MS' campaign with MS Society UK and help raise awareness.

My sister Debbie has MS, is losing her sight, and I have seen how debilitating this disease is. I am proud of so Debbie, who is a real trooper and very inspiring. 

Andrea Supports the Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles Sector

Today I asked what steps the Government are taking to help encourage the ultra-low emission vehicles sector in the UK.

I am very pleased that the Minister has agreed to visit Alfa Power, in Morley, to see the fantastic work they do.

Andrea's Letter to Protect Dogs

I have written to Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs regarding the Dangerous Dogs Act, asking for a more rational approach to the legislation and for dogs not to be put down if they harmless but happen to be a certain breed. 

Andrea Supports Banning Cages for Farm Animals

I was pleased to attend the End the Cage Age event organised by Compassion in World Farming.

I joined 95,000 others who have signed a petition calling to ban the use of cages for all farmed animals.

Andrea meets Matt Hancock to discuss EDS

Residents may remember that I met 9 year old Lydia at my Health Fair in March, she bravely told me all about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and what she goes through every day. You can see more about this here: Click here