I’ve enjoyed another fantastic and fast paced few days, back home in our local area.
On Friday, I hosted another of my regular Memory Cafes, and was overjoyed with the record attendance of over 30 residents.
It was fantastic to see so many new faces and to catch up with regular attendees, I’m so glad that everyone enjoyed it. Huge thank you to the resident who kindly baked some delicious cakes for us all! (So much for my diet, haha!)
Residents told me that they had fun and enjoyed the event and I look forward to hosting another one next month.
Following this, I had a brilliant visit to OPA Kirkhamgate. It was fantastic to be able to congratulate the hardworking students and staff for their amazing SAT results. This school is another ‘Outstanding’ rated academy in our local area and is helping to equip students with the skills and experiences they need for later life.
On Friday afternoon, I held a meeting with local members of the National Pensioners’ Convention and was proud to become a Pensions Champion. I am very much looking forward to holding my Pensions Advice Surgery on the 15th of March on Queen Street.
All residents are welcome to come along to this event which will feature stakeholders from both private and public pension services, to receive free advice and support. Join us on the 15th!
Finally on Friday I held another of my regular surgeries. It was great to be able to help residents on a range of issues and offer support and advice to people in need.
If you ever have any issues you feel I can be of assistance with please do not hesitate to contact me: Andrea.Jenkyns.MP@Parliament.UK
On Saturday I thoroughly enjoyed knocking on doors and speaking to residents, this time in West Ardsley, about the issues that matter to them. I had a lot of positive conversations and it was great to meet so many people!
This weekend I also wrote a letter to the Prime Minister outlining my horror that veterans of the Northern Ireland conflict are being re-investigated, without fresh evidence, over incidents that occurred over 40 years ago and for which they were cleared of any wrongdoing.
I feel strongly that we must stand up and protect those who put their lives on the line to protect us and our country, see my letter here: https://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/andrea-asks-prime-minister-support-veterans
Finally, this week I was excited to launch my campaign to support the high street: Towns of the Future. Our aims are to protect and support local shops whilst also ensuring our towns are prepared for the future.
High streets are changing and I hope that with our support, we can ensure that they remain the beating heart our communities for decades to come. You can find out more details about this campaign, and its 5 key priorities, on my website here: https://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/campaigns/towns-future
I’m now back in Parliament, standing up for residents and the issues that the people of Morley and Outwood care about most, including crime, Brexit, and health. I look forward to coming home at the end of the week and hosting my Health Fair on Friday, in Morley Town hall.