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Congratulations to Jeremy on his win. It has been a difficult few months for Labour, but we all want a strong, united party. I’m reassured by the leadership team’s recognition that mistakes have been made, and Jeremy’s strong performance in recent Prime Minister’s Questions shows that he is trying to take the fight to the Tories.

 

We have a huge, energetic membership, and now need to pull together to become an effective opposition and credible government in waiting. The Tories have no idea about how to manage Brexit, they’re messing around with grammar schools, and the NHS is under more strain than ever. Let’s hold them to account.

Labour leadership elections - congratulations to Jeremy Corbyn

Congratulations to Jeremy on his win. It has been a difficult few months for Labour, but we all want a strong, united party. I’m reassured by the leadership team’s recognition...

Recently in Parliament I was happy to dress up in pink to show my support for women affected by breast cancer. And I’d like to encourage you all to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s ‘Wear it Pink’ day on Friday 21 October, to help raise money for life-saving breast cancer research.

Anyone can take part, whether at work, at home or at school. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate what you can. The ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign raises close to £2 million each year and helps Breast Cancer Now towards their goal that, by 2050, everyone that develops the disease will live.

At the moment, 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK, and sadly around 11,500 women and 80 men will lose their lives to the disease.

When you join the hundreds of thousands of people who take part in ‘Wear it Pink’, you become part of a collective force of scientists, supporters and people affected by breast cancer, passionate about putting an end to deaths from the disease.

As a Breast Cancer Ambassador I will be proud to wear pink on Friday 21 October and I hope you’ll join me.

You can find out how to take part at www.wearitpink.org

You might also like to read my recent blog for Breast Cancer Now. In it I reflect on my own diagnosis, my treatment and the challenges I’ve face over the last year. 

Wearing pink to support Breast Cancer Now

Recently in Parliament I was happy to dress up in pink to show my support for women affected by breast cancer. And I’d like to encourage you all to take...

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Today I had my first opportunity to ask a question to the Prime Minister at PMQs.

I know that British universities, including the great university in my own constituency, are extremely concerned about the implications of exiting the European Union, particularly on their capacity for providing the world-class research and development that is a vital contribution to our economy and society.

This is the question I asked to the Prime Minister, and you can watch a video of our exchange below:

Mr Speaker I’m sure the whole house will be delighted the UK hosts disproportionate numbers of the world’s finest universities. However, some of them are saying that they are already being shut out of collaborations with other fine universities in the European Union, in anticipation of Brexit. This has serious and immediate implications for scientific, medical, engineering and other research and for our economic prosperity. Can the Prime Minister please explain how she intends to remedy this situation?

Thangam's first question at PMQs

Today I had my first opportunity to ask a question to the Prime Minister at PMQs. I know that British universities, including the great university in my own constituency, are...

Thangam Debbonaire is the MP for Bristol West constituency. 

If you would like to contact Thangam to arrange a meeting or discuss a problem, please email thangam.debbonaire.mp@parliament.uk . 

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