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Dr Luke gets behind Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Dr Luke Evans, GP and Member of Parliament for Bosworth, has thrown his weight behind local charity PROSTaid to raise awareness of the symptoms of prostate cancer ahead of a national awareness month aimed at tackling the disease.

Hinckley X-ray suite - an update

Both whilst campaigning and following my election one of the issues that has been raised repeatedly on the doorstep is the need for X-ray facilities to return to Hinckley and District Hospital.

New Business Support Website

I have been contacted by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, who has asked me to tell you about a new website launched by his Department to support business.

The Minister writes:

Flooding advice from the Environment Agency

In the wake of Storms Ciara and Dennis I have been contacted by the Environment Agency.

They have provided the following advice for local residents to consider both for preparedness and in the event of flooding:

My maiden speech

Today, in the House of Commons, I was privileged to give my maiden speech as Member of Parliament for Bosworth.

Hinckley national rail freight interchange

Yesterday, 11 February, I was pleased to take part in a Westminster Hall debate on the important local issue of the proposed Hinckley national rail freight interchange.

The debate was proposed by my colleague Alberto Costa, the Member of Parliament for South Leicestershire.

Dr Luke’s Weekly Update – 8 February 2020

Select committees have become increasingly important in parliament as a way of holding the government to account. Committees closely shadow the work of a government department and scrutinise its actions; they act very much as a critical friend and, sometimes, as a constructive opposition.

A response to constituent emails about animal cruelty and welfare

During the last month, I received a number of enquiries from constituents about animal cruelty and animal welfare and how the forthcoming Environment Bill must have provisions to ensure that those who attempt to harm animals are arrested and prosecuted. I concur with many of these sentiments.