Nic Dakin MP

Standing up for Local People

My Diary weekending 27th May

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I was delighted to meet up with the impressive team at Scunthorpe Asda who briefed me on the work they are doing with Scunthorpe Foodbank as part of their Fight Hunger Create Change initiative. This is just one example of the many good things people are doing locally.

Another group who do a lot of charitable work are the local Ahmadiyya Community who I was pleased to praise in a parliamentary debate celebrating their work.

I held a busy Ask Me Anything session with questions focused mainly on local issues like dealing with potholes and trees as well as upping our game in supporting people suffering with mental health difficulties.

I was able to follow up the pothole issue by asking theTransport Secretary to comment on Conservative North Lincolnshire Council's performance in this area. To be fair they have improved since local people joined me in my campaign to get them to sort out our roads and pavements but there is still more to be done. I also drew attention to the distress being caused to women with secondary breast cancer having to complete long winded Personal Independent Payment applications. The Leader of the House agreed with me that the process needs to be streamlined.

I had two very good meetings of the All Party Group chair on bioethenal and on steel. Both industries make a significant contribution to the regional economy.

It was also good to join an expert round table on the progress being made on the TB strategy for England and to have a very useful meeting with the Royal Society of Physicians about steps they are taking to encourage the government to take appropriate actions to address the shortage of hospital doctors.

Finally I drew the Chancellor's attention to the worrying fact that young people today are earning less than their peers were a decade ago. Evidence that austerity isn't working for people.

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