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Tracey Works With Local Councillor to Tackle Pavement Parking

As a long standing supporter of the Guide Dogs charity and independent chair of Medway’s Physical Disability Partnership Board the issue of pavement parking is one that she takes incredibly seriously. While pavement parking is an issue across the country and the constituency, it is something that has been predominantly raised with Tracey by constituents in the Medway area. Tracey has therefore been working closely with councillors to tackle this issue and protect the vulnerable from having to walk in busy roads. 

Tracey Informs Vulnerable Constituents of Priority Service Register for Utility Companies

Further to Tracey's recent Pensioners Information and Advice Fairs across the Constituency, Tracey is pleased to inform constituents about the free Priority Service Register for utility companies such as the UK Power Networks, British Gas and British Telecom. The Priorty Service Register is for vulnerable constituents who may need additional support in the case of a power cut or disruption to the service.

Tracey's Comments on Latest Mesothelioma Statistics

This week, the Office of National Statistics issued the latest figures for those who have passed away in the last year from Mesothelioma, a lung cancer caused only by exposure to asbestos. It was sad, but alas not surprising, to see an increase in the number of deaths. I say unsurprising because it is a latent disease that only presents itself decades after exposure and I am afraid therefore we will continue to see an increase for a few more years to come yet. Medway, given its dockyard and heavy industrial past, has the highest number of deaths in the county and remains one of the UK's mesothelioma hotspots.

Tracey Welcomes Women and Broadband Challenge Fund 2015

The Government has announced that the women and broadband programme for women entrepreneurs will be extended to support more women to take their business online and take advantage of superfast broadband through a further £1.1 million Investment. The funding is being made available to provide a programme to help women take advantage of superfast broadband to either start a business or work from home. This is in addition to the £1.1m the Government has already invested.

Tracey Supports the Ovarian Cancer Postcode Lottery Campaign

New analysis by Target Ovarian Cancer has been launched this week in the Target Ovarian Cancer’s new report launch. The Ovarian Cancer Postcode Lottery report highlights that women can be at risk of delayed diagnosis, poorer treatment and lower survival outcomes, depending on their postcode. Tracey is supporting the campaign that all women should have access to the best standards of care and treatment wherever they live.