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Helping campaign to prevent sudden deaths in young people

I have today pledged my support to the charity CRY, which offers research, support and screening for those affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a young person. I had no idea that as many as 12 young people die every week from an undiagnosed heart condition.

Tough times don’t last but tough people do

Our Prime Minister is made of the right stuff. A woman of substance. Her incredible resilience, fortitude, selflessness and sense of duty are an example to us all. They have also got us further in these negotiations than anyone else could ever have imagined.

Defining a Future for Yorkshire Farming

Today I took part in a panel discussion about the future of farming across Yorkshire at NAFIC in Sand Hutton. The event was attended by more than 160 people, half of whom were farmers including many from my constituency.

Calling for support for Post Offices

In today’s Westminster Hall debate on Post Office provision in North Yorkshire, I have called for more support for Post Offices in communities, particularly those who no longer have banking services.

Fight superbugs by taxing antibiotics

Lord O’Neill of Gatley, who led the O’Neill Review of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), and I are amongst a group of parliamentarians calling on the Health Secretary to tax antibiotics to raise funds to tackle superbugs.