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I've had an early start today to catch the train home to Manchester after a week of dramatic Brexit events. Monday saw a marathon 9 hour session in parliament culminate in a series of votes stretching till nearly 1a.m.

A week of dramatic Brexit events

I've had an early start today to catch the train home to Manchester after a week of dramatic Brexit events. Monday saw a marathon 9 hour session in parliament culminate... Read more

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Kate welcomed Stretford High and Stretford Grammar School students to parliament to present them with a ‘Most Inspirational Young Person’ Award for their work helping refugee children. 

Stretford students presented with Inspirational Young Person Award from Kate

Kate welcomed Stretford High and Stretford Grammar School students to parliament to present them with a ‘Most Inspirational Young Person’ Award for their work helping refugee children.  Read more

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Kate is calling on the Health Minister to do all he can to ensure people with Cystic Fibrosis get access to new medicines that could prolong and enhance their lives.

 

Kate calls for access to precision medicine Orkambi for people with cystic fibrosis

Kate is calling on the Health Minister to do all he can to ensure people with Cystic Fibrosis get access to new medicines that could prolong and enhance their lives.  ... Read more

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Kate has spoken out against Donald Trump’s retweets from Britain First, during a debate in parliament. 

Kate slams Donald Trump’s hate Tweets

Kate has spoken out against Donald Trump’s retweets from Britain First, during a debate in parliament.  Read more

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Unusually for a Friday, I’m still in Westminster, as we are voting today on the Tories’ shameful plans to gerrymander parliamentary constituency boundaries. Labour MPs are out in force to try to put a stop to this disgraceful fixing by a failing minority Tory government.

I’m absolutely disgusted by President Trump’s disgraceful retweeting of Britain First’s vile hate videos

Unusually for a Friday, I’m still in Westminster, as we are voting today on the Tories’ shameful plans to gerrymander parliamentary constituency boundaries. Labour MPs are out in force to... Read more

It has been another heavy week of debates in parliament. On Tuesday, another late night for the EU Withdrawal Bill. On Wednesday and Thursday, we've been debating the budget.

There wasn't much for families in Stretford and Urmston in the budget. I recognise people will be pleased at the help for first time home buyers, but we got little to tackle the appalling and worsening homelessness crisis. The waiting time for universal credit is to be reduced by a week, but there was nothing to reverse the cuts that mean people get to keep less of their earnings. And Northern MPs remain deeply disappointed at the lack of investment in our rail services - I know many constituents are fed up with repeated slow, overcrowded and cancelled journeys.

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When not in debates, I've been meeting some fabulous campaigners this week. It was a pleasure to catch up with the British Deaf Association. I was delighted to host an event with Gypsy and Traveller groups, to discuss the need for more authorised pitches. I'm always pleased to support our community pharmacies, and it was great to welcome their representatives in parliament. The CBI and ITV both held receptions for MPs, and I had an excellent meeting with Women in Prison. It's been a varied week of meetings!

 

Hammond’s tinkering budget does little for Stretford and Urmston

It has been another heavy week of debates in parliament. On Tuesday, another late night for the EU Withdrawal Bill. On Wednesday and Thursday, we've been debating the budget. There... Read more

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Kate took part in Parliament Week (13th – 19th November) with a range of activities to engage young people from across Trafford in politics.  

Kate takes part in a packed Parliament Week

Kate took part in Parliament Week (13th – 19th November) with a range of activities to engage young people from across Trafford in politics.   Read more

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