As we continue to return to some form of normality, it’s important that we continue to take lateral flow tests to help protect those around us, even if we don’t have any symptoms. Last weekend, a positive lateral flow test in the family meant I couldn’t attend the Hinckley Car Show – which I was gutted about!
The result meant I wasn’t able to start the week as intended, but I’m pleased to say our PCR tests came back negative, letting me get on with working for hard for Hinckley and Bosworth!
Some of my work this week included:
- In Parliament, I raised the issue of equal access to facilities after a disabled constituent got in touch with me – watch here: https://bit.ly/3lS8xVP
- Attended Prime Minister's Questions to hear from the Deputy PM on the progress of the levelling up agenda so far
- Raised with the new DCMS Secretary the issue of body image in the online harms bill – I have written to ask for a further meeting
- Met the Chancellor to push to ensure there is a plan for the new funding for the NHS & Social care, to ensure it is used wisely, and that some of the funding should be used to help clinicians and those that work on the frontline have better IT systems, to stop the inefficiencies and wasted admin time I have seen first-hand
- Attended a vaccine briefing from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Vaccines and Public health to discuss the current coronavirus situation asking about Leicestershire’s high rates – fortunately mostly down to large amounts of lateral flow and asymptomatic test results
- Sat on the Delegated Legislation Committee dealing with a piece of law: Exit from Non-household Retail Market Draft Water and Sewerage – in essence sewage!
- Raised the issue of Leicestershire half term being earlier than the rest of the country, to ensure future plans around travel and testing take this into account for half term family breaks
- Casework this week included: local healthcare, coronavirus, transport and infrastructure