Speaking in a debate on the barriers we need to remove to improve access to NHS services for the deaf community.
Speaking in a debate on the barriers we need to remove to improve access to NHS services for the deaf community.
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Hello,

Welcome to my newsletter for Poplar and Limehouse, the best way to keep up to date on some of the things I do as a Member of Parliament. This update is only a few snapshots; it cannot cover the regular surgeries, ongoing case work, research and many enquiries we receive every day.

If you are a constituent and would like to get in touch, please feel free to send me an email: jim.fitzpatrick.mp@parliament.uk along with your name and address.

Best wishes,

Jim
European Parliament
Next Thursday we go to the polls to elect our MEPs and I will be canvassing tomorrow morning in Poplar.  Cross-party Brexit negotiations have now ended and a vote is expected w/c 3 June.
NHS Services for British Sign Language users
On Wednesday I spoke on the barriers we need to remove to improve access to NHS services for the deaf community.
Speaker of the Tower Hamlets Council
On Wednesday I attended the election of Councillor Victoria Obaze as Speaker of Tower Hamlets Council.
Celebrating our Markets
On Tuesday I attended and helped chair the Parliamentary Reception for the Markets APPG; promoting the work of markets across the UK.
ADS Apprenticeships Reception
On Tuesday it was a pleasure to meet ADS employees working in the constituency and to learn about apprenticeships in Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space.
Animal Welfare
On Wednesday I attended the International Fund for Animal Welfare 50th Anniversary Reception; five decades of protecting our world's animals.
Diabetes and Mental Health
It was a pleasure to meet constituents Monica (left) and Diabetes UK officer Nycolle (right), and support the launch of a new report on mental health and diabetes.
Independent Retail in 2019
On Tuesday I attended the launch of a new report by the Federation of Independent Retailers on current issues facing retailers.
Mental Health Awareness Week
On Tuesday I attended a reception and research report launch on body image and mental health; Dawn Knight (above) spoke on the patients' perspective.
Christian Aid Week
On Wednesday I attended Christian Aid's reception as part of their week of fundraising to help some of the world's poorest communities.
Questions to the Prime Minister
Wednesday saw the latest round of questions to the Prime Minister.  Jeremy Corbyn asked her about increasing inequality, falling wages, food poverty and child poverty.
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This week in Parliament...

Monday
There were statements on brain cancer and domestic abuse, and a bill relating the tax system.

Tuesday
There were Opposition Day debates on prisons and probation and funding cuts to health services, and a Westminster Hall debate on the fees for immigration applications.

Wednesday
There was an urgent question on learning disabilities mortality, a general debate on serious violence and a Westminster Hall debate on the treatment of victims in rape trials.

Thursday
There were debates on the definition of Islamophobia and the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

Parliamentary Activity

Please follow the links to view my Voting Record, spoken material, the written questions I've submitted and the Early Day Motions (EDMs) I've supported.
For further updates you can check my social media, particularly my Twitter account. You can catch up on all the news and events from Parliament here.
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