Tracey Supports Alzheimer’s Society Right to Know

On Tuesday 17 March Tracey pledged to make this election memorable by taking action to support the 850,000 people living with dementia across the UK.Tracey hosted an event in Parliament attended by over 200 other MPs and representatives from Alzheimer’s Society in Westminster to meet people with dementia and commit to support those affected by the condition. Tracey supported Alzheimer’s Society’s general election campaign that is calling for more people to get the dementia diagnosis they need and for everyone to be properly supported afterwards.  

Tracey Supporting New Dementia Research Matchmaker

As a Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dementia and an avid campaigner on dementia issues, Tracey is delighted by a Department of Health announcement of a new scheme to match dementia researchers with members of the public who are willing to take part in studies has been launched.

Update on Aylesford Newsprint Administration

Following the devastating news yesterday that Aylesford Newsprint Limited have made an application for the appointment of administrators, I thought it would be helpful to provide an update on discussions I have had since.

Statement on Aylesford Newsprint Administration

 Today’s news that Aylesford Newsprint has gone into administration is absolutely devastating for the local area and the 300 employees at the site, which has been an important part of our local community for nearly 100 years. It is unclear at the moment what the implications are for Aylesford Newsprint’s customers and those associated with the site, including the local authorities who use the site for recycling purposes. While I am aware of the challenging environment the industry faces with the decline of newspaper readership and the cost of paper, I will be meeting with the Minister at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills tonight to see what support if any can be given. I will be doing absolutely all I can for those affected by this devastating news. 

Tracey Welcomes Better Deal for Mesothelioma Sufferers

Today the Government has announced that it is making changes to the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme 2014 which is designed to help those sufferers, who have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace and cannot trace their employer’s liability insurance, receive the compensation they deserve.