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Tracey Supports Catch The Bus Week

Tracey celebrates the national drive towards using public transport this week by pledging her support to ‘Catch The Bus Week’ and  highlighting that new and existing passengers in the region could try the bus for free*.

Tracey Welcomes Drop in Truancy Figures

Tracey has welcomed the news that the number of pupils persistently skipping school have fallen by 36 per cent in Kent and 13.7 per cent in Medway since 2010.

Tracey Raisies Awareness of Diabetes and its Complications

Tracey joined volunteers from the International Diabetes Federation and staff from Novo Nordisk and Roche, leaders in diabetes care, to raise awareness of the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the UK on Tuesday 25th March.

Tracey Meets Inspiring Shared Lives Hosts

Tracey recently shared coffee and cake with families who open up their homes to vulnerable adults in Kent to find out more about Kent County Council’s Shared Lives scheme.

Budget Day

Some of Tracey's thoughts on today's Budget Statement

Mesothelioma Regulations Approved

Yesterday, Parliament debated and approved the draft Diffuse Mesothelioma Payments Scheme 2014 which sets out the details and regulations of the compensation scheme to be introduced under the Mesothlioma Act 2014.

Update on Southeastern

Transport issues remain a significant aspect of Tracey's correspondence and none more so than rail services. As a result Tracey recently organised a meeting for Kent MPs to discuss the recent poor performance of Southeastern with Rail Minister Stephen Hammond. The Minister provided some positive news and a comprehensive update.

Government Reconsiders Meso Compensation

After tabling an amendment to the Mesothelioma Bill earlier this year calling for compensation levels to be raised from 75% of average civil costs to 80% Tracey is pleased, that despite being defeated at the time, the Government have today announced that compensation will indeed be 80%. This means victims of this fatal disease who are unable to trace their insurer or employer or both will be able to receive an extra £8K in compensation.