Community Defibrillators

Tracey has embarked on a campaign to get defibrillators into the local community. Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens to people of all ages and survival rates across the UK vary from 2-12%. A Sudden Cardiac Arrest victim’s chance of survival increases significantly from around 5% to 75% if they receive good CPR combined with therapy delivered by a Heart Defibrillator within the first 3 minutes after a Cardiac Arrest.

Pensioners Information and Advice Fairs

Tracey hosts regular Pensioners Advice and Information Fairs across the constituency. Tracey invites all pensioners, their families, friends and carers in the local areas of Medway and Tonbridge & Malling to attend these free events which shared information and advice about the local services, support and activities available locally.

Improved Rail Services

Representing a constituency like Chatham & Aylesford in the commuter belt, Tracey has campaigned since being elected as your MP for a fairer deal for rail users.

0844 Numbers

Tracey was contacted by Ditton resident Ron about the high cost he was incurring each month on his phone bill. Ron was a full time carer for his late wife and like many other elderly or vulnerable people made numerous phone calls to his GP surgery every month. After checking where the high call costs were coming from he realised it was his GP surgery was using an 0844 number.

Mental Health

Mental health conditions can still carry a lot of stigma and Tracey is keen to improve support for those suffering from all types of mental health issues. Tracey campaigns for improved collaboration of health and social care sectors, tackling stigma, improved signposting for services, improved access to services, early intervention, suicide prevention measures, improved prisoner mental health and support, criminal justice transition support and more joint up working. 

Older People’s Issues

Tracey is an Older People’s Champion for Kent County Council and is an active campaigner for older people issues both locally and nationally. Older people are some of the most vulnerable people in society and Tracey believes it is important to ensure they receive the appropriate support.  

Personal Debt

Tracey recognises the devastating impact that high cost credit can have on families who are struggling financially. She has spoken out in Parliament and the media to highlight the concerns over access to high cost credit and some practices in the industry. Tracey actively campaigns for access to low cost alternatives to payday lending such as credit unions. 

Campaign Against Loneliness

Loneliness is a bigger problem than simply an emotional experience.  Research has shown that it has an equivalent impact on our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is worse for us than well-known risk factors such as obesity and physical inactivity. Old people are far more likely to become isolated and in turn suffer from loneliness. This can have huge impacts on their health and wellbeing as well as their emotional state.

Dementia Awareness

Parliamentary ActivityTracey is a continual campaigner on many of the issues surrounding dementia. She has lead several Back Bench Business and Westminster Hall Deabtes in the House of Commons, asked Prime Minister's Questions as well as Parliamentary Writtten and Oral Questions to the Department of Health. Please see all her parliamentary activity here. 

Women in Sport

Tracey has a keen interest in all sports and is the manager of a local under 18s girls football team. Tracey is an advocate of increasing the profile, participation and broadcasting of women’s sports. Tracey is pleased that there has been an increase in the number of women and girls becoming referees and coaches as well as playing sports across the spectrum but is keen to see this number increase further.