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My parliamentary and constituency update


Thank you to all those who got in touch with me about the EU Referendum. I will be actively supporting the Labour Party campaign to remain in the EU. From the emails I received it looks like many party members locally feel the same so I look forward to seeing you all on the campaign trail!

One of the big issues I have been dealing with in Parliament has been the issue of Women's Pensions. A series of changes to the state pension age designed to equalise the pension age of men and women are causing a real problem for women born in the 1950s some of whom are having to wait more than six years longer to retire. Almost 4500 women in B&I born in the 1950’s are affected by the lack of fair transitional arrangements for all women born on or after 6th April 1951. Moreover, it is estimated that around 1300 women locally are still not aware that they will have to wait up to 6 more years than they originally anticipated. Many women have had their state pension date moved twice, sometimes with as little as 2 years notice. The issue is not that the retirement age is being equalised (which is right) but that the women involved have not been given enough notice about the changes.  I spoke in the debate, and the issue has been debated several times in Parliament before and since. I will continue to fight this battle on behalf of the many women locally who are affected. You can read more about this here.

I also attended and spoke in a debate about the failings of the FCA and its predecessor, the Financial Standards Authority which have affected many savers and small business owners. In a debate in the House I raised the issue of those affected by the way failings in the Connaught Investment Fund were handled and also those small businesses affected by the mis-selling of hedging products taken out before the 2008 banking crash for which they are still paying extortionate rates. We expect the FCA, as a regulatory body, to do its job, which is to regulate and to protect consumers and like its predecessor, the FSA, it continues to fail consumers.

As always please do get in touch with your thoughts - you will find more information below about what I've been doing in Parliament and in the constituency.

Best wishes

Ruth Cadbury MP

More news below

What I've been doing in the Constituency

  • Auschwitz visit with students from four local schools. A powerful and moving visit organised by the Holocaust Education Trust
  • Pakistan Welfare Association Dinner – a delightful annual event
  • Isleworth Town Year 3 invited me to speak about Parliament and about Cadbury’s chocolate. Met the Head and Deputy at Strand-on-the-Green Juniors to discuss the amalgamation proposals
  • Attended a busy meeting of Ivybridge residents at the Bridgelink community centre
  • Met residents who support the closure of Church Street in Isleworth
  • Hosted a busy coffee morning in Isleworth with constituents from across B&I

What I've been doing in Parliament

  • As Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling I spoke about improving HGV design to ensure drivers see cyclists
  • Met Dr Jabareen, an Arab member of the Israeli Knesset, to talk about conditions for the Palestinians in Israel, Dr Sadar Francis who runs Adameer, a Palestinian human rights organisation, and also Ambassador Amal Jadou, Assistant Minister on European Affairs and Head of Europe Department at the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Briefed by the Indian Workers Association on the discriminatory Income threshold for working people trying to remain in the UK – many of whom are essential to our public services such as the NHS and care
  • Attended the launch of the National Housing Federation Apprenticeship scheme
  • Discussed threats from Uber and minicabs with Karen, a constituent who is a London Black Cab driver
  • I’ve asked a number of Written Questions to Ministers on; funding for Children’s Hospices, Stamp Duty Tax , Schools Admissions Procedures and how the UK Government is addressing the illegal trade in Ivory
  more to read   

Vist to Nazi Deathcamp

> Read more about my trip with local school children

Backing Junior Doctors

>My views here

Fighting Council Cuts

> Read about my campaign with Seema Malhotra MP

Local kebab champion!

Local kebab shop shortlisted for award!

Caseworker job 

Caseworker job - advert for position in my constituency office

FCA debate in Parliament

> My speech about the failings of the FCA where I talk about the Connaught Income Fund

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