Nic Dakin MP

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Register_to_vote.jpgDid you know that Local Councils could fine you £80 for not registering to vote?

The Tories’ cynical and rushed changes to voter registration could mean that in a few weeks up to a million people will fall off the electoral register. We can’t sit by and watch a million people lose the right to vote – but we can continue to take action now and in the future to make sure that everyone who wants to vote in next year’s elections can. That’s why Labour have launched our Missing Millions Campaign.

These numbers will dictate how the new constituencies look after the boundary review the Tories want to use this to increase Tories areas and further reduce Labour seats we can’t let them get away with it. 
Being registered also improves your credit rating when applying for mortgages and loans.

It takes 3 minutes to register online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Register to Vote

Did you know that Local Councils could fine you £80 for not registering to vote? The Tories’ cynical and rushed changes to voter registration could mean that in a few weeks...

Nic_Dakin_MP_(2).jpgI have recently been given a hands-on first aid lesson in Westminster, as public support grows for the teaching of lifesaving skills to be made compulsory in schools. 

The event was part of the Every Child a Lifesaver campaign – an initiative launched by St John Ambulance, the British Heart Foundation, and the British Red Cross to gain backing for the Emergency First Aid Education Bill. 

A Bill, tabled by Teresa Pearce MP, will require secondary schools to give young people the skills and confidence to deal with a range of medical emergencies including cardiac arrests, heart attacks, choking, bleeding, asthma attacks, and seizures. Importantly, emergency first aid education ensures that pupils know to seek help and support when needed, including from the emergency services. The Bill also recognises the emotional needs of people that step in to help in a medical emergency - it prepares young people to deal with situations where their interventions may not have saved a life.

Every Child a Lifesaver

I have recently been given a hands-on first aid lesson in Westminster, as public support grows for the teaching of lifesaving skills to be made compulsory in schools.  The event...

Doctors.pngThe Tories handling of the junior doctor contract dispute is now a real threat to the recruitment and retention of NHS staff. The new contract must be safe for patient and fair for junior doctors. I am concerned that the current proposals remove the safeguards that penalise hospitals who routinely force junior doctors to work in excess of their contracted hours and cut pay for those doctors currently work evenings and weekends, putting the delivery of a 7-day NHS at risk. 

Junior Doctors

The Tories handling of the junior doctor contract dispute is now a real threat to the recruitment and retention of NHS staff. The new contract must be safe for patient...

Jezza.jpgThanks to everyone at Ashby Market for the great response and support given to steelworkers gathering signatures for the #‎StandUpForSteelpetition. Your support is really important and valuable. And thanks to the workforce and management at Tata today for making Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Business Secretary, Angela Eagle so welcome. They really appreciated the opportunity to visit the Plate Mill and speak to workers on the front line. They will redouble their efforts to support Steel MPs like myself and get the Government to take the necessary actions to support UK Steel.

Jeremy Corbyn and Angela Eagle visit TATA

Thanks to everyone at Ashby Market for the great response and support given to steelworkers gathering signatures for the #‎StandUpForSteelpetition. Your support is really important and valuable. And thanks to the...

Pancreatic_Cancer_UK_110.jpgI attended a cross-party event at the House of Commons, organised by Pancreatic Cancer UK, to help spread the word about pancreatic cancer ahead of pancreatic cancer awareness month.

There were nearly 8,800 new cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed across the UK in 2013, 837 of whom live in Yorkshire and the Humber. Tragically, only four per cent of patients live for five years or more after diagnosis. In addition to learning about these dreadful survival rates.

 I was joined by patients and family members of those affected by pancreatic cancer, as well as specialist nurses and representatives from Pancreatic Cancer UK. MPs were told about the many local supporters taking part in Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Purple Lights for Hope events on November 1st. Some have arranged for prominent local landmarks to be lit up purple, and others will be hosting smaller events at home or in their local communities. I showed my support for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November by being photographed with the charity’s Purple Lights for Hope sign.

 Pancreatic cancer is the fifth most common cause of all cancer deaths in the UK and currently has the lowest survival rate of all the 21 common cancers. One person dies every hour of the disease, and it is predicted that by 2030 pancreatic cancer will overtake breast cancer as the fourth most common cancer killer.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

I attended a cross-party event at the House of Commons, organised by Pancreatic Cancer UK, to help spread the word about pancreatic cancer ahead of pancreatic cancer awareness month. There...

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