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MP backs campaign for faster treatment for people with pancreatic cancer

On Wednesday 31st October Henry Bellingham MP for North West Norfolk met with Pancreatic Cancer UK to campaign for faster treatment for people with pancreatic cancer. Commenting Henry said: “Tragically one in four patients with the disease die within a month of diagnosis making it the quickest killing cancer. I join Pancreatic Cancer UK in calling on the Government and devolved administrations to set a new ambition to begin treatment for all pancreatic cancer patients across the UK within 20 days of diagnosis by 2024.”

MPs back British Sugar

On Tuesday 23rd October Henry Bellingham MP for North West Norfolk and the Rt. Hon Elizabeth Truss MP for South West Norfolk recently met up with British Sugar in Parliament to receive a full update on their current concerns. 

MP supports two state solution

Henry Bellingham MP for North West Norfolk said he is 100% in support of a two state solution. Commenting Henry said: “I am a passionate supporter of the two state solution. Indeed, I think it is absolutely vital that there is renewed effort and determination to make this a reality; in my judgement this is the only way forward that will guarantee both sides the future they deserve.”

MP Welcomes the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget

Following the Chancellor’s Budget on Monday Henry had the chance to speak in the debate. As well as raising various national issues regarding the economy and Brexit he spoke about local issues too. Commenting Henry said: “I very much welcome what is in this Budget; it is certainly a balanced Budget that delivers for everyone. The increases in personal allowances and the living wage, the extra money for mental health and what the Chancellor said about enterprise are all very welcome indeed.”

Brexit update

Commenting on the current status of the Brexit negotiations Henry said: “My absolute key priority is to get Brexit over the line so we actually have an agreement that can get through Parliament. What in my mind would be a complete catastrophe is the Government losing the vote on Brexit and then running the risk of another General Election which could be won by Jeremy Corbyn. This could easily result in us loosing Brexit altogether.”

Hospital chairman resigns – MP praises his record

Further to the decision taken by the QEH chairman Edward Libbey to resign, Henry Bellingham MP for North West Norfolk said: “I was very sad to hear this has happened because he has been doing an excellent job.”

MP welcomes Council’s decision

Henry Bellingham MP for North West Norfolk is delighted that the Borough Council will install three new drinking fountains in the local area.

Henry says, hospital special measures move is a significant backward step

Commenting on the announcement that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is being put back into special measures Henry Bellingham MP for North West Norfolk said: “This really is a retrograde step and one that is especially disheartening given all the hard work that has gone into the hospital since it came out of the last special measures programme in 2015.”