Westminster News

Tracey Shares Her Thoughts on Autumn Statement

All in all I think today’s statement was a good one under the difficult circumstances we find ourselves in given the state of the global economy. More to be done yet before we’ve got the economic mess we inherited completely under control, but we are on the right course.

Tracey Supports Launch of Dementia Friendly Parliament

Tracey was delighted to attend the launch this week of the world’s first Dementia Friendly Parliament.The Alzheimer’s Society is working with the Speakers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords to champion the giht of people living with dementia and those who care for them. By creating a supportive environment for people with dementia, or anybody affected by it, Tracey is supporting Westminster in setting an example to the rest of the country and to Parliaments everywhere else. 

Budget Day

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

Tracey Takes Part in Parliamentary Pancake Race

Pancakes, crêpes, drop scones, hotcakes – call them what you like, the Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race sees them demolished in seconds. Not because of their irresistible taste but because they’re vigorously tossed in the air by members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords as well as political correspondents, as they batter around a race course, vying for the winners’ title.MPs, Lords and members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery gather in Victoria Tower Gardens, next to the Houses of Parliament, where they swap their warm coats and woolly caps for aprons and chefs’ hats. It really is a sight to behold. Today marked the 17th anniversary of the race and Tracey took part for the 4th year in a row since being elected in 2010!Despite all the fun and frolics of the event over the last 17 years, the Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race has served to raise awareness of the work that Rehab does in enhancing the life chances of people with disabilities and others who are socially-excluded in the UK.

Dementia All-Party Group Launch Latest Inquiry

Tracey, as Vice-Chair is pleased, this week, to celebrate the launch of the latest inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia into the issues facing those in BAME commnities suffering from dementia.

Tracey Raises Awareness for Hidden Slaves

Tracey recently attended an exhibition highlighting the hidden nature of modern day slavery and is supporting the campaign to see modern day slavery be put at the top of the political agenda.