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Mike Gapes MP
Member of Parliament for Ilford South
Mike Gapes MP – A Local Man with a National and International Voice
Change UK – The Independent Group Launch European Election Campaign
April 24, 2019
Change UK – The Independent Group Launch European Election Campaign Mike Gapes joined with fellow Change UK members to launch the European election campaign ahead of elections on May 23rd. You can view the event, in full, below. ...
Mike Gapes Ilford Recorder Column – March 2019
April 23, 2019
Mike Gapes Ilford Recorder Column – March 2019 Last year we mourned the American Jews murdered by a neo-Nazi terrorist at a synagogue in Pittsburg. In 2017 we mourned victims of both Islamist and far-right terrorism in this country. Three years ago Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right British terrorist. Last month in Parliament, speaking in support of a total ban on Hezbollah, I said: “One of the causes of terrorism is that we do not confront and challenge the ideologies that drive it. “Whether it is terrorism that comes out of hatred of other communities in the United Kingdom or whether it comes out of a warped distortion of a faith, ..globally different terrorist organisations have to be challenged, confronted and dealt with. “People in this country, as well as in other countries, have to be protected. “We need to have tough but fair security measures for our community as a whole. “In Britain today, there are people who are afraid…It is no good Parliament legislating and then not enforcing it. “The message has to go out to the Metropolitan Police and it has to go out to local authorities. “It has to go out to different institutions in our country that there is no place for terrorists, terrorist apologists or terrorist organisations in UK society.”...
Mike Gapes MP Opens New CT Scanner at King George Hospital
April 23, 2019
Mike Gapes MP Opens New CT Scanner at King George Hospital “The Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) officially revealed the scanner which will be used by patients around east London, at Goodmayes’ King George Hospital on Friday, April 5, with help from Ilford South MP Mike Gapes. The new scanner uses a reduced dose of radiation, without impacting the quality of images. It also works faster than the trust’s previous model, which allows radiology staff to scan patients more quickly. As this means more people can be scanned in less time, anxious patients will get their tests completed faster, in many cases allowing them to start their treatment earlier.”...
Mike Gapes MP Statement on King George Hospital
April 23, 2019
Mike Gapes MP Statement on King George Hospital In light of a statement issued by local NHS and Council Leaders, Mike Gapes MP issued the following: “I welcome this statement from the local NHS and Council Leaders. I made clear in January that I was delighted that the local NHS had removed the threat of closing our A&E department at King George Hospital. This was due to a successful, long campaign of signatures on petitions, public meetings, Parliamentary Debates and Questions, and lobbying Ministers and the NHS. I pay tribute to all the local cross-party MPs and Councillors and local people who have been involved. The local NHS organisations and Council Leaders have made clear: “the threat of closure of the Accident and Emergency unit arising from decisions in 2011 has been removed. There will continue to be an Accident and Emergency unit at King George Hospital. The local population has changed significantly since 2011 and is forecast to change further, there is a clear need for Accident and Emergency provision at King George Hospital both now and into the future.” I look forward to seeing positive proposals about how the local NHS organisations will be working together to improve social care and services for the community. It is unfortunate that some people have not recognised this important change and are continuing a diversionary campaign rather than putting their energies in into the real problems faced by our local NHS, such as inadequate primary care and difficulties in getting GP appointments.”...
Changes to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) – Statement
April 23, 2019
Mike Gapes MP Addresses Compulsory Relationships and Sex Education Changes Following a number of concerns raised by constituents on the issue of Relationship and Sex Education changes, Mike Gapes MP issued the below statement. ...
Mike Gapes MP raises safety concerns at Green Gate Junction with TFL
March 6, 2019
Mike Gapes MP raises safety concerns at Green Gate Junction with TFL Mike Gapes MP with residents at Green Gate Junction Mike Gapes MP brought representatives from Transport for London (TFL) to Green Gate Junction (A12/Ley Street) on Friday 1st March to hear from residents about their road safety concerns at the junction. Vehicles regularly make illegal u-turns here, cars jump red lights, and some of the pedestrian crossings do not have adequate space, especially for residents with buggies and young children. Mike Gapes MP has spent two years lobbying for action from TFL, the Mayor of London, and the Deputy Mayor for Transport. Following the meeting at the junction with Mike Gapes MP, residents and TFL, a consultation to redesign the junction will now begin. At the meeting, Mike Gapes MP said: “A petition was set up two years ago and that was following on from incidents that happened here in the past. A lot of people are saying ‘can you do something about this?’ This junction is not fit for this century – it was built many years ago and the amount of traffic using it has increased massively. I’m pleased that TfL are now taking this seriously. They did say today that they are working on designs and they’re going to come back to us. I’m really pleased with the number of local people who came out, because that really shows how much this issue matters to members of the local community.”...
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