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Judith urges PM to allow visits from loved ones

Judith urges PM to allow visits from loved ones

Yesterday I urged the Prime Minister to do everything he can to keep care home residents & staff safe and allow visits from loved ones where possible, including by testing family members. A lack of social contact is especially difficult for people with dementia.

Judith raises World Osteoporosis Day in Parliament

Judith raises World Osteoporosis Day in Parliament

Judith was very pleased to raise the upcoming World Osteoporosis Day in Parliament and to call for more support for people with this condition as we come out of lockdown. We’re looking to relaunch the APPG and I’m hoping to hold a debate on the issue soon.

Judith speaks in the Commons on Bradford restrictions

Judith speaks in the Commons on Bradford restrictions

Watch Judith’s speech in the Commons on local restrictions in Bradford. Bradford South constituents deserve consistency in how the decisions are made and clarity in how they are announced.

Judith writes on need to support economy

Judith writes on need to support economy

In this week’s Telegraph and Argus MP’s column, Judith writes about the priorities to get the health crisis under control and the need for the economy to be supported through these difficult times and begin our national recovery. You can read Judith’s column in the Telegraph & Argus by clicking here.

Video: Judith demands government sorts out coronavirus testing problems

Judith has spoken in the House of Commons to raise the case of a constituent unable to get a test for her 8-year old asthmatic son in Bradford, who had been advised to travel to Scotland to get a test. Speaking after, Judith said: The Government has promised a ‘world beating’ test and trace service…

Judith welcomes re-opening of Bradford’s businesses

Judith welcomes re-opening of Bradford’s businesses

Judith Cummins has welcomed the reopening of business across Bradford which had been shut by local coronavirus restrictions. A number of businesses – including gyms, swimming pools, skating rinks, bowling alleys and indoor play areas – are now allowed to re-open You can read the full article here in the T&A

Judith demands answers as thousands still stuck under local COVID-19 restrictions

Judith demands answers as thousands still stuck under local COVID-19 restrictions

Judith has written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock over the decision to keep Bradford South under local lockdown restrictions. Writing to the Secretary of State, Judith has expressed her concern about the decision to keep the whole of Bradford South under local restrictions. “In the meeting I attended last week, it was made clear that…

Safe return to classrooms must be Government’s top priority

Safe return to classrooms must be Government’s top priority

Judith has written her lastest MP’s column in the Telegraph & Argus AS August draws to a close many parents will be thinking about the start of the new school year. This year, however, last-minute preparations and the usual worries are overshadowed by the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves living in.  Since the beginning of…

Judith opposes plans for North Bierley waterworks site

Judith opposes plans for North Bierley waterworks site

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins has formally objected to the proposed development on the North Bierley former waterworks treatment site. Although the site is located in Kirklees, access and egress will be via her Bradford South constituency. In a letter to the Chief Executive, Judith told Kirklees Council that the current plans will have a…

Judith backs Bill to improve benefits access for the terminally ill

Judith backs Bill to improve benefits access for the terminally ill

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins has backed a Bill to improve access to benefits for people with a terminal illness. Currently, in order to access benefits quickly, people with unpredictable terminal conditions like motor neurone disease have to prove they have six months or less left to live – and they risk losing their benefits…

Buttershaw Baptist Church battling the financial and emotional impact of Covid-19

Buttershaw Baptist Church battling the financial and emotional impact of Covid-19

Judith Cummins MP recently met with Gavin Humphries, a minister at Buttershaw Baptist Church and lead on the church’s youth and community work, to discuss the long-term impact that COVID-19 is having on people living in Buttershaw, Woodside and Wibsey.  The minister of Buttershaw Baptist Church told Judith about the increasing number of people who are in crisis, due to the impact of COVID-19 on their financial and…

Local lockdowns require local furlough schemes

Local lockdowns require local furlough schemes

A version of this article was first published in The Times Ever since I heard Matt Hancock, in a recent interview, extol the virtues of getting seven hours sleep a night through this pandemic, I’ve been thinking about what keeps me awake at night. At the top of my list is the government’s planning –…

Judith hosts high-level meeting over anti-social behaviour in Great Horton

Judith hosts high-level meeting over anti-social behaviour in Great Horton

A MEETING was held to discuss concerns about anti-social and criminal behaviour blighting an area of Great Horton. It was organised by Bradford South MP Judith Cummins to discuss the problems in the Beldon Road area and the progress being made to tackle them.  She was joined by local councillors Joanne Dodds and Tariq Hussain, Chief…

Judith: ‘Government must act proactively to prevent local lockdown’

Judith: ‘Government must act proactively to prevent local lockdown’

Judith has urged the Government to act proactively to prevent local lockdowns and begin the local economic recovery. Speaking during a debate in the House of Commons, Mrs Cummins said, “The Government should take proactive measures to prevent places such as Bradford needing to go into a second lockdown. “This might include more funding for…

Judith urges action over reopening of beauty businesses

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins has warned the Government that they are putting thousands of jobs at risk by delaying the reopening of the beauty industry. Mrs Cummins, who is co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing, spoke about the £8 billion industry during a debate on government economic support…

Judith and fellow MPs call on Bradford public to maintain coronavirus precautions

Judith and fellow MPs call on Bradford public to maintain coronavirus precautions

MPs have called on the public to continue to take precautions to stop a possible U-turn on the easing of lockdown this week. The district is on a watchlist of areas of England where strict lockdown may have to be re-imposed because of rising coronavirus cases like it was in Leicester this week. Judith said:…

Judith and Bradford MPs over minister’s response to student nurse

Judith and Bradford MPs over minister’s response to student nurse

Judith Cummins MP said: “The Health Minister’s reply to this student nurse is extremely poor, especially given the tremendous work student nurses have been doing on the frontline of the covid-19 pandemic. “I urge the Government to recognise this and give student nurses the financial support they deserve.” In May, Judith asked if the Government…

Support from Salvation Army churches in Bradford has been ‘lifesaving’

Support from Salvation Army churches in Bradford has been ‘lifesaving’

Judith has recently visited both Salvation Army churches in Bradford South – in Holme Wood and Wibsey – to see their response to the Covid-19 crisis.  The churches are putting their beliefs into action to help those hardest hit by the coronavirus. You can read the full article on the Telegraph and Argus website.

Judith introduces bill for automatic electoral registration

Judith has introduced a Bill to modernise the electoral system by automatically adding eligible voters to the register. The Automatic Electoral Registration Bill would replace the current individual electoral registration system by automatically using data held by government departments and public services. This could include using information from the DWP, DVLA and the Passport Office…

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