A Budget for Growth, Jobs and Families

Today’s Budget, set out in the Commons by the Chancellor George Osborne, took real steps to help families with the cost of living – including an immediate cut in fuel duty – and outlined real reform for the economy with measures to support jobs and growth.

Lordswood V Sevenaoks Red Nose Day Shoot Out

As a keen football enthusiast Tracey lavished the chance to attend Lordswood Football Club charity penalty competition yesterday in the aid of Red Nose Day. The event raised somewhere in the region of £400 for the charity.

Tracey takes part in Parliamentary Pancake Race

Tracey took part in the Lords v Commons Parliamentary Pancake Race. It was in aid of Rehab, a charity that supports people with disabilities, older people and others with brain injuries, spinal injuries and mental health difficulties.

Tracey Crouch – Welfare Reform Bill update

As you may be aware, the second reading of the Government’s Welfare Reform Bill took place in Parliament last Wednesday, which opened the door to the first real Parliamentary scrutiny of its proposals. There were a number of positive contributions made by Members of Parliament and plenty of robust debate.

Macmillan 100 Year Anniversay Celebrations

Help Macmillan Cancer Support celebrate their 100 Year Anniversay! Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives thousands of people affected by cancer and their families. This year they will celebrate their 100 year anniversary of providing practical, medical and financial support for cancer sufferers and their loved ones

Checking My Blood Pressure with the Help of Pharmacy Professionals

I saw first hand the role community pharmacy plays in delivering expert public health services with a free blood pressure check at the House of Commons recently. The event, attended by over 40 MPs and Lords, was organised by leading community pharmacy chain Lloydspharmacy, in partnership with British Heart Foundation, and aimed to raise awareness of the importance of regularly monitoring your blood pressure.

Launch of Campaign For Financial Education For Young People

On Monday, I attended the launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Financial Education for Young People as part of a major campaign for compulsory financial education in schools. Over 170 MPs from all parties have joined the group, making it one of the largest APPGs ever.

‘Untold Stories’ of the Holocaust

Today is National Holocaust Memorial Day and to commemorate I signed the Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to honour those who perished in the Holocaust.